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District meetings are held each year in districts whose directors are up for election. District meetings for members of Beltrami Electric Cooperative will be held in June for Districts 3, 7, and 9. The meetings inform members of current issues and programs associated with the cooperative. 

Official business will be conducted at the district meetings, including the nomination of a director candidate. Nominations for qualified candidates from your district to Beltrami Electric’s board of directors will be accepted at this meeting. The top two candidates as determined by popular vote will have their names on the general election ballot in August.   

* Note: Members seeking to run for the Board of Directors shall, not less than five (5) business days prior to the district meeting in which there is a director election, submit to the corporate office a completed candidate packet, as provided by the Cooperative, by which the Cooperative will verify said member’s qualifications to be an eligible candidate for the director position.

If you are interested in seeking a directorship position with Beltrami Electric Cooperative and desire more information, please contact Jared Echternach at (218) 444-2540 and request a director candidate packet.

Thurs., June 27, 6 p.m.
Beltrami Electric Cooperative Community Room
4111 Technology Dr. NE, Bemidji

Includes the following townships: Alaska (East and West), Buzzle, Durand, Liberty, Maple Ridge, Nebish, Roosevelt, Turtle Lake

Incumbent John Lund
Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m.
Nary Community Hall, Helga Township
25895 Hubbard County 9, Bemidji

Includes the following townships: Bemidji (Sections 25 thru 36), Frohn (Sections 19 thru 36, except 25), Farden, Hart Lake (Sections 1 thru 18), and Helga

Incumbent Sharon Lembke
Monday, June 24, 6 p.m.
Lakeport Fire/Township Hall
160 County 39 SW, Laporte

Includes the following townships: Leech Lake, Otter Tail Peninsula – NW (Sections 19 thru 36), Shingobee – North, Unorganized (T143N R30W), Wilkinson (Sections 19 thru 36), Hart Lake (Sections 19 thru 36), Hendrickson, Lakeport, Steamboat River.

What Does it Mean To Be a Director?BEC board members and President and CEO

Director Qualifications

Director Nomination Process