At this time last year, the Central Texas Electric Cooperative Board of Directors and I made the difficult decision to close our lobbies to the public to help keep our members and employees safe in the fight against COVID-19. For that same reason, our six district meetings and our annual meeting had to be modified last year.
Thankfully, the outlook for the coronavirus pandemic is better now than it was last year. At this time, CTEC is still planning to host our June district meetings and our August annual meeting. The board and I are still discussing plans to ensure that these meetings will be safe, so they may look slightly different then they have in the past, but the benefits of attending will remain the same.
These meetings are a great opportunity for our members to meet with CTEC staff and the board of directors in their communities. Democratic Member Control is one of the Seven Cooperative Principles: one membership, one vote. By exercising your right to vote, you will help select a candidate to represent your area on the Central Texas EC Board
Board candidates will be selected in districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 this year. Meetings for those districts will be held in Comfort, Mason, Llano and Fredericksburg, respectively. The other two meetings, District 6 in Cherokee and District 2 in Ingram, will not hold elections this year. However, all meetings will share information relating to your co-op. I will be present
to update members on the current state of the electric industry and discuss current and future issues regarding the cooperative. Each meeting will conclude with a question-and-answer session where members can address concerns directly with me.
The example mailing label, located above the maps on the dust cover of this magazine, will show you where to find your specific district number on your mailing label. Once you
determine your district number, you can find the date and location of your meeting by referring to the maps on the back cover. Remember to keep the registration card on the front cover and bring it with you to the meeting, along with identification, for faster registration.
According to the CTEC bylaws, members must be present at their designated district meeting to vote and participate. Attendees will receive a $10 bill credit, one per membership, on their electric bill. Those in attendance will also be eligible for several door prizes at each meeting. Mark your calendar today!