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Petitions available for 2017 board elections

Nomination petitions are now available for the 2017 Jo-Carroll Energy Board of Director elections.

Three positions will be filled during the election. Districts included are: District 3, now represented by Marcia Stanger of Apple River; District 6, now represented by Tom Lundy of Savanna; and District 9, now represented by Larry Carroll of Thomson.

Any Jo-Carroll Energy member residing in the district of a director whose term is expiring, including the incumbent director or directors, may petition for nomination. Members may only seek nomination from the district of their primary residence. Members interested in seeking election to the board may pick up a nomination petition at one of Jo-Carroll Energy’s offices or download a petition.

Petitions must be signed by at least 25 Jo-Carroll Energy members residing in the district for which the director is to be elected. Petitions must be filed at Jo-Carroll Energy’s headquarters no earlier than Dec. 27, 2016 and no later than March 24, 2017..

In order to qualify to have their names placed on the ballot, all nominees must participate in an orientation process provided by the attorney for the cooperative assuring that all nominees fully understand the expectations and responsibilities of directors, including but not limited to: time demands, educational expectations and fiduciary duties.

Complete details on director qualifications and the nomination procedure can be found in Jo-Carroll Energy’s bylaws.

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