District III Trustees Up for Election

As Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative (GCEC) celebrates its 73rd Annual Members’ Meeting, it also is a time to elect your representatives.

According to the bylaws, the board must name the Nominating Committee at least 90 days before the meeting. The committee must be selected by January 31.

The Nominating Committee must meet and nominate candidates for open trustee positions at least 60 days before the annual meeting.

Those not selected by the Nominating Committee but interested in serving have until February 26 to present a nomination by petition to have their names on the ballot. A petition needs the signature of 15 cooperative members.

District III trustees are up for election this year. The incumbents for the three positions are Rupert Brown, Group 1; Jimmy Black, Group 2; and Robert Byrd, Group 3.

The 73rd Annual Members’ Meeting is Saturday, May 1. It will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Copies of the bylaws and the nominating procedures are available in GCEC’s main office in Wewahitchka and district offices in Panama City and Southport. You also may view the cooperative’s bylaws on Our Cooperative page.