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Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) seeks interested and qualified candidates for four, three-year term seats on its Board of Directors. 

Candidate nominations are open as of April 1 and will close on Wednesday, May 13. Qualified candidates will be asked to attend a Nominating Committee reception and interview. This event is slated for Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at the CREC branch office, 8757 Hwy. N., Lake Saint Louis, MO; however, due to the current COVID-19 situation and the St. Charles County ban on gatherings of 10 or more, the candidate’s reception and the annual meeting itself may be modified. Please visit the CREC website for updates as they develop.

Each candidate must reside in the district they would represent and be a member of the cooperative for the six consecutive months immediately preceding the election. Full director qualifications as specified in Article IV Section 3 of the cooperative bylaws are available on the CREC website (https://www.cuivre.com/content/bylaws).   

Four directors will be elected, one from each of these districts: St Charles County Districts No. 4 and No. 5; Lincoln County District No. 1 and Warren County District No. 3. Online voting via a secure internet site or by paper ballot begins on July 15 and closes on August 24, or members may vote in person at the annual meeting on August 27 (date or meeting format may change depending on COVID-19 situation) at the cooperative’s Lake Saint Louis branch office. 

Contact Kevin Hurd, manager of administrative services, or Chris Ryan, manager of member services and IT, to confirm eligibility and learn more about serving as a director. Contact Kevin at 636-695-4871/email khurd@cuivre.com or Chris at 636-695-4831/email cryan@cuivre.com.   

More information about the voting process and the annual meeting is in Rural Missouri/Current Times and the co-op’s e-newsletter, CREC Connections, as well as the CREC website.