Kenergy member-owners of Districts 1, 3 and 5 will have the opportunity to vote this year for a director in the upcoming election.
Kenergy’s bylaws stipulate that any uncontested candidate will be declared the winner of the board seat without an election. By virtue of being the only candidate nominated, incumbent Craig Roberts of District 1 will retain his seat for another three-year term.
Chris Mitchell has represented District 3 since 1997 and is being challenged by Ryan Hammack who submitted a petition to have his name placed on the ballot.
Bill Denton, who had represented District 5 since 1994, resigned from his position in early February. His term as the District 5 representative expires in June of this year and he had previously announced that he did not plan to seek re-election. Two candidates, Mike Hazelwood and Tom McFarland, each filed a petition to have their names placed on the ballot.
Ballots will be mailed in mid-May. Members have the option of voting online or by mail. Winners of the election will be announced at the cooperative’s Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Kenergy’s office in Henderson.