Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association held its 75th Annual Meeting for members on March 29 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Loveland. The meeting is held annually to report on association business and elect members to the board of directors. This year, 1,315 people attended.

At this year’s election balloting was conducted for three seats on the board, one for Boulder County, one for Larimer County, and one for Weld County. The winners of the election were: incumbent Robert A. Lock in Boulder County, incumbent Jan Peterson in Larimer County and incumbent Jack Schneider in Weld County.

Board President Thaine Michie opened the meeting by reaffirming for all present that the cooperative business model embraced by the association is a fundamentally American institution based on democratic principles and ownership by all the consumers equally. Treasurer Roger Alexander gave a report on the cooperative’s financial standing for 2013 and noted that no rate increases were implemented last year. The cooperative’s CEO Jeff Wadsworth spoke about the cooperative’s benchmark of 75 years in business. Wadsworth also reported on the co-op’s recent investments in technology that has enhanced the ability to predict outages before they take place and respond quicker to these outages as well.

“As a rural electric cooperative, PVREA exists to serve its members. Everyone has an economic interest and voice in PVREA future,” Wadsworth said. “We thank those who cast their votes and took time to participate in the cooperative process.”

Election Results

Eligible voters: 30,622 Total returns: 4,076

• District B, Position B-1, Boulder County; Robert A Lock (incumbent), 2,050, Steve Szabo, 1,963
• District L, Position L-1, Larimer County; Jan Peterson (incumbent), 3,536
• District W, Position W-3, Weld County; Jack R. Schneider (incumbent), 2,009, Maria Miller, 1,936

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