In accordance with the cooperative’s bylaws and Board Policy 113, West Florida Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees has appointed a search committee to begin the process of filling the District 1 position vacated by the passing of long-time trustee, Mr. Ellis Nichols.
The Board of Trustees will entertain applications from qualified individuals residing in District 1 who meet the criteria for serving as a trustee as outlined in the cooperative’s bylaws. West Florida Electric Trustee qualifications: WFEC Bylaws Article IV, Section 2:
1. Must be a member of the cooperative.
2. Must be a bona fide resident of the district.
3. May not be employed by or financially interested in a competing enterprise or business selling electric energy or supplies; or in a business primarily engaged in selling electrical or plumbing appliances, fixtures or supplies to the members.
4. May not have been a full-time or part-time employee of the cooperative within three (3) years or is a spouse, parent, child or sibling of a person who has.
5. May not have been found guilty of a felony, regardless of whether adjudication was withheld or found guilty of a misdemeanor involving the illegal possession, sale or use of a controlled substance.
In addition, the WFEC trustees have established a set of minimum qualifications for consideration of an appointment as follows:
1. Trustees should be capable of receiving electronic mail.
2. Trustees should make every attempt to become a Cooperative Certified Director within a three-year period.
3. Trustees should make themselves available to the cooperative a minimum of 24 days per year. These days include regular and special meetings of the board, committee meetings, association meetings and trustee training classes.
District 1 encompasses that part of Calhoun County served by the cooperative. Persons interested in being considered for this position should pick up an application packet at the Graceville office Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Applications must be returned by noon on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
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