Trico is owned and governed by its Members. Trico's Board of Directors are Members of the Cooperative elected to govern and oversee Trico’s business. Directors serve a three-year term. Elections are held every year for two or three board seats, and the results are announced during our Annual Meeting.
The first step in running for a Board position is to complete a Candidate Biography and a Nominating Petition. To promote the health and safety of its Members, Trico is offering the option to use Digital Nominating Petitions. Trico recommends the use of the Digital Nominating Petitions but click here for a printable Nominating Petition form.
You must obtain thirty (30) signatures from Members that receive service in the District you wish to represent. We highly recommend you obtain more than 30 in case some of the signatures are not valid. The deadline for turning in completed applications is February 8, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.
January 22, 2021: Last date to submit Photo and Biography for Use with Digital Nominating Petitions
February 8, 2021: Nominating Petitions must be returned to Trico
April 21, 2021: Voting Complete
April 24, 2021: Virtual Annual Meeting and Election Results
In order to be nominated for a Board of Director position, you must submit a nominating petition that is signed by at least 30 current Trico Members from the District in which you are running for election that year. The petition must be completed and submitted to Trico by February 8, 2021. Nominating petitions are available here.
This year, because of the COVID pandemic, Trico has developed an online system for distributing and collecting petitions. Trico will work with you to distribute your biography and candidate statement to the Members, along with a request from you for signatures on your nominating petition. For help distributing your nominating petition online please contact Roberta Lopez-Suter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520)744-2944 ext. 1362.
You are eligible to be a director, if one of the following applies:
You are not eligible to be a director if one of the following applies:
A Member’s District is determined by where they live within Trico’s service territory. Click here to identify your District.
Each newly elected Director is expected to complete an orientation process involving meetings with Trico’s Board President, CEO/General Manager and staff. The meetings will cover the organization of the Board and its processes, procedures and administrative matters; Trico’s organization and business model, strategic plan and current issues.
Directors are also encouraged to attend educational courses and receive Certified Director designation from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Those courses take place throughout the year at various locations in connection with NRECA meetings. Trico covers the cost of this training.
Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
Mon – Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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