2021 Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting

Capital Electric's 75th Annual Meeting

October 7, 2021 - 6:30 pm

Notice: Due to the surge in COVID cases, this year's annual meeting will be presented virtually from the Bismarck Event Center on October 7, 2021. We will not be providing a meal or entertainment prior to the meeting, however there will be a limited number of seats at the venue if you decide to attend in person. Masks will be provided at the meeting and you will be asked to wear one if you attend. The meeting will also be made available online through our web site. The link will be provided on this page the day of the meeting.

This year, three seats on the co-op’s board of directors will need to be filled. Directors whose terms will expire in October include Dwight Wrangham, District 1; Deon Vilhauer, District 2; and Rex Hollenbeck, District 3. In addition, Dave Nehring is a second candidate in District 1.

 

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Dwight Wrangham

District 1

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What makes you a good candidate for Capital Electric Cooperative’s (CEC) Board of Directors?

I am asking for your vote in the CEC District 1 Board of Directors election. I will continue to work tofollow our mission statement, "CEC serves our community and member owners as their trusted energy provider and partner." My experience in community service, business, the state legislature and serving on the CEC Board have given me a good background to serve you as your director.

If elected, what are your priorities?

My priorities are to support our goals of providing safe, reliable electricity to our members at a reasonable cost. CEC as a distribution cooperative has and is doing an excellent job of accomplishing those goals. However, electric generation and transmission continues to have increasing challenges from government regulation and societal activist groups. I will remember our past solid foundation while recognizing those challenges and plan for the future as change comes.

 

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Dave Nehring

District 1

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What makes you a good candidate for Capital Electric Cooperative’s (CEC) Board of Directors?

I was born and raised in North Dakota, and I have been a member of an electric co-op for my entire life. I know and understand the cooperative principles, and I have a lifetime of experience from running a business, participating in quite a number of board positions, including the energy industry, and serving on the North Dakota Legislature. I understand how electricity is generated, how it is fueled and transmitted, and our responsibility to all of the parties involved.

If elected, what are your priorities?

I would venture a guess that my priorities are the same as many board members that have held these positions in the past and are holding those positions now, helping to provide the opportunity for our members to receive reliable and resilient electricity  at an affordable rate. However, the electric grid is changing, and recent events such as the mid-February event that caused outages from Texas to North Dakota are proof that we are seeing challenges in the delivery of reliable electricity. A high priority will be the minimization of these types of events.

 

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Deon Vilhauer

District 2

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What makes you a good candidate for Capital Electric Cooperative’s (CEC) Board of Directors?

I believe that I am the correct candidate for the CEC Board for several reasons. For example, as a resident of the Bismarck area for many years, I feel it is important to give back to the community that has been home to my family for so many years. I have also attended numerous classes which have allowed me to obtain acknowledgements such as the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate and the Board Leadership Certificate.

If elected, what are your priorities?

If I am re-elected, the cooperative’s impact on the financial well-being of its members will remain one of my top priorities. To list a few of the items that need to be considered: reliable power source regardless of if it comes from coal or renewable, rate structure that is fair to all members and growth of the membership within the Capital Electric service area.

 

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Rex Hollenbeck

District 3

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What makes you a good candidate for Capital Electric Cooperative’s (CEC) Board of Directors?

I have been a member of CEC for 26 years and have been serving on the CEC Board of Directors since 2008. I feel I have represented all members, and I truly represent the end of the line on my family ranch. I am a quiet man who knows when to speak up and make good decisions that represent the membership, and I have board experience, electrical knowledge and years of history in making sound decisions.

If elected, what are your priorities?

My priorities will continue to be:

1. Be available to the entire membership for any questions,

2. Advocate for reliable service, and

3. Keep our quality of service great while attempting to be cost effective with our rates.