The sign in front of the Homer Electric Association building in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)

The sign in front of the Homer Electric Association building in Kenai, Alaska, as seen on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)

Nominations for HEA board open

HEA’s Board of Directors is responsible for creating policy, developing rates and providing organizational direction

Candidate nominations for three seats on Homer Electric Association’s nine-member board of directors are now being accepted through March 3.

HEA’s Board of Directors is responsible for creating policy, developing rates and providing organizational direction, according to the cooperative’s webpage.

HEA members will elect representatives in District 1, which includes Kenai and Nikiski; District 2, which includes the Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof areas; and District 3, which includes the Homer and Seldovia areas. Board members serve three-year terms.

Members interested in appearing on the HEA ballot must gather signatures from at least 15 other current members in their district and complete the candidacy packet available on the cooperative’s website.

Current board members with terms set to expire this year include board Secretary and Treasurer Jim Duffield of District 1, Deputy Secretary Charles “C.O.” Rudstrom of District 2 and Jim Levine of District 3.

More information about the nomination process, including candidacy packets and district maps, can be found on HEA’s website at homerelectric.com.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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