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2010-11-25 / General Stories

Bluebonnet To Fill Vacant 11th Seat On Board Of Directors

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will add an 11th director to its Board of Directors, filling a seat that has been vacant since 2002. The new director will be chosen in January by the 10 members serving on Bluebonnet’s Board and will serve until the term expires in May 2012.

To fill this position, a search committee comprised of four directors and three members of Bluebonnet’s nominating committee will consider applications from eligible cooperative members and choose the top three candidates. Bluebonnet’s directors will call a special meeting in January 2011 to consider the top three candidates and vote on who will fill the vacant seat.

“As technology advances and we provide our members with more information and more choices in how and when they use electricity, it’s important to have directors with varied and diverse ideas,” said Richard Schmidt, board chairman. “Filling this vacant seat will give Bluebonnet’s members the full complement of directors and make an already strong board even better.”

Qualifications to run and serve on Bluebonnet’s Board of Directors are set forth in the cooperative’s bylaws. To serve as a director, candidates must:

* Be a current member of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

* Not be employed or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or electric supplies to the cooperative or a business primarily engaged in selling electrical appliances, fixtures or electric supplies to the members of the cooperative.

*Not be an incumbent of or a candidate for an elective public office in connection with which a salary is paid.

*Not be an employee of the cooperative or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.

In accordance with Bluebonnet’s bylaws, the number of directors elected to the board from any one county shall never exceed two. Currently, Bastrop, Burleson, Caldwell and Washington counties each have two representatives on the board; therefore, members from those counties are not eligible for consideration.

For more information on Bluebonnet’s Board of Directors or its bylaws, go to bluebonnetelectric.coop. Qualified members wishing to be considered to fill the vacant seat should submit a resume to Michael Simmang, General Counsel, c/o Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 729, Bastrop, Texas 78602. Resumes must be received no later than 5 p.m., December 30, 2010.

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and has been serving its members since 1939. Bluebonnet serves 80,000 meters and owns and maintains 11,000 miles of power lines, located across more than 3,800 square miles within 14 Central Texas counties. Bluebonnet’s service area stretches from Travis County to Washington County and from Milam County down to Gonzales County. For more information about Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative go to www.bluebonnetelectric.coop and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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