HEA accepting applications for vacant board seat

Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Applications are now being accepted to fill a vacant seat on Homer Electric Association's board of directors.

The seat became available after District 3 representative Brian Hirsch announced he was resigning from the board last month. Hirsch accepted a position that requires him to move to Anchorage full time.

In February, Hirsch was selected to run a new Alaska office of the federal Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He had to resign from HEA's board to avoid possible conflicts of interest.

Potential applicants must be a member of the utility and live within the boundaries for District 3, which includes parts of Kasilof south to Homer and across Kachemak Bay to Seldovia. For specific district boundaries, contact the cooperative at 283-5831.

The term of office will begin once the board has appointed a new director and will expire in May 2010.

Once the term has ended, the seat will be filled by the membership via the election process at HEA's annual meeting.

Anyone interested in applying for the open seat can pick up an application packet either HEA office in Kenai or Homer. Applications must be turned in by Thursday. Applicants can drop their packets off at either HEA office location.

The board of directors plans to conduct interviews of applicants on Monday.

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