Interested in running for our board of trustees and shaping the strategic direction of the cooperative?
The Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op Board of Trustees consists of nine co-op members who each represent one district within the territory served by PPEC. The trustees are responsible for establishing, reviewing, and revising corporate policies to ensure that service to the PPEC membership is foremost in mind while maintaining a stable yet competitive position in the industry by setting rate structures.
Each trustee serves a three-year term and either must seek re-election again after the term or retire. Elections are held annually by the membership prior to the Annual Meeting in March.
Each year, different districts are up for election. If you are a PPEC member who lives in a district up for election and can get 20 signatures of support, you qualify to run!
DISTRICTS UP FOR ELECTION:
In 2022, districts 2, 4, and 5 are up for election. To see a board district map, click here.
- District 2: Seat held by incumbent William Dowler, who is running for re-election – represents Van Wert County in Ohio
- *District 4 (open seat): Seat being vacated by Jay Dangler, who is NOT running for re-election – represents Emerald, Jackson, Blue Creek, and Paulding Townships in Paulding County, Ohio; Delaware township in Defiance County, Ohio
- District 5: Seat held by incumbent Steven McMichael, who is running for re-election – represents Maumee, Adams, Jefferson, and Jackson Townships in Allen County, Indiana
HOW TO RUN FOR THE BOARD:
The election process begins with a petition form. Any PPEC member who resides in the districts up for election who wishes to be considered as a trustee candidate may pick up the required petition from the cooperative office or download one online (link below) starting Nov. 19, 2021.
All completed petition forms must be received at the PPEC office no later than Dec. 20, 2021, by 4 pm. Petitions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or can be mailed to our office (but must be postmarked by the correct deadline). Each one will be verified, and only those candidates who have met all the requirements will be placed on the ballot. The official ballots will be mailed to members in the districts up for election in February.
The winners of the election will be announced at our virtual annual meeting on Saturday, March 19, 2022.
Obtaining a Petition:
In addition to downloading a petition using the link above, a paper petition may be picked up at our office located at 401 McDonald Pike, Paulding, Ohio 45879.
If you aren’t sure what district you live in, please review the district map on the Trustees page.
Please call our office at 800-686-2357 Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 4 pm.