Board of Trustees
Who is my Trustee?
District 1 – Steve Patton
District 2 - Bill D'Onofrio
District 3 - Dale Scheiderer
District 4 - Dave Thornton
District 5 - Dan Westlake
District 6 - Jeff Reinhard
District 7 - Jeff Wilson
Member-owners of the Cooperative are represented in the business planning of the organization through the democratic election of a Board of Trustees.
Representation is divided into seven geographic districts.
Election Timeline: The Board of Trustee election ballots are mailed out in the month of May. When you receive the envelope make sure you read the bios and VOTE for ONE trustee for EVERY district. In addition to the board elections, there might be changes to the terms & conditions or the code of regulation.
The ballot contains your Member number and Passcode which you will need to be able to vote online. Simple instructions are included. Whether you wish to vote ONLINE or by MAIL. Please follow the instructions and make sure your vote is cast by MAY 30 by 5:00pm.
Election results will be announced at the JUNE 2, 2018 Annual Meeting of Members. Registration is 8:30am. Meeting will begin at 9:00am. At the URE office building 15461 US Rt 36 Marysville in the Multi-purpose Room.
The annual nominating process begins in January with interest postcards mailed early in the month.
2018 election timeline:
Dec. 2017 Ohio Cooperative Living (OCL) article on qualifications needed to run for the board
Jan. 2, 2018 Mail member interest cards to the districts
Jan. 3, 2018 150 days from annual meeting; earliest the board can appoint the nominating committee
Jan. 19, 2018 Member interest cards due; validated for membership; mail member application packet
Jan. 30, 2018 Regular board meeting; appoint nominating committee
Feb. 2, 2018 Member candidate application due
Feb. 5, 2018 Notice/packet mailed to nominating committee
Feb. 15, 2018 Nominating committee meeting
Feb. 20, 2018 Regular board meeting
March 1, 2018 Second nominating committee meeting notice (if necessary)
March 24, 2018 Last day nominations by committee or petition can be filed with the secretary (70 days prior to annual meeting)
March 27, 2018 Regular board meeting
April 24, 2018 Regular board meeting
May 2018 Official meeting notice in May OCL magazine
May 13, 2018 Latest ballots can be mailed to members (20 days prior to annual meeting)
May 22, 2018 Regular board meeting
May 30, 2018 Ballots due
June 2, 2018 Annual meeting, 9 a.m. at URE office
June 26, 2018 Reorganization meeting to elect board officers