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2024 GLE Board Openings

Nominating petitions are available in three districts for Great Lakes Energy (GLE) members who wish to seek election to the cooperative’s board of directors.

Three board positions, each for three years, will need to be filled. Qualifying GLE members who reside in districts 1, 2, or 7 can seek election to the board.

Counties by district are: 

District 1 – Emmet County

District 2 – Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties

District 7 – Muskegon and Oceana counties

The terms of directors David Coveyou, of Petoskey (District 1), Mark Carson of Charlevoix (District 2), and Paul Byl, of Shelby (District 7) expire this year. The three incumbents plan to seek re-election. 

To get a name on the ballot, qualifying member-owners of the electric cooperative who maintain a primary residence within its service area must file a nominating petition.

Petitions must be signed by at least 50 active GLE members within the candidate’s district. Completed petitions are due by noon on June 7, 2024, at the GLE office in Boyne City. Visit gtlakes.com/board-of-directors to request a petition or learn more.

When Do We Vote?

Great Lakes Energy members elect a candidate from within their district to the cooperative’s board of directors once every three years.

Find the district in which you reside below to determine when you will receive a mail-in ballot that will accompany the annual election issue of Michigan Country Lines. The ballots also include instructions on how members can take advantage of an online voting option.

2024 Election

District 1 – Emmet County

District 2 – Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties

District 7 – Muskegon and Oceana counties


2025 Election

District 6 – Lake and Mason counties

District 8 – Clare, Mecosta, and Osceola counties

District 9 – Allegan, Barry, Kent, Montcalm, and Ottawa counties


2026 Election

District 3 – Antrim County

District 4 – Crawford, Montmorency, Oscoda, and Otsego counties

District 5 – Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties

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William Filber
William Filber
15 days ago

Enough with the rate increases, it is hurting the average working citizens. Those who represent their counties must do more to control extreme rate increases.
Smaller rates increases spread across a few years is more manageable and reasonable, if not allow consumers a choice of electric providers.

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