SMECO is a cooperative that is owned and governed by its customer-members. Each year the Co-op holds an election for members of the Board of Directors and any proposed bylaw changes. Each customer-member gets one vote regardless of the number of SMECO accounts held in the customer’s name.
What’s new for the 2017 Annual Meeting?
At last year’s Annual Meeting, customer-members voted in favor of making bylaw changes (PDF) that alter the way the meeting is conducted. Because of these changes, the election process will be more convenient for customer-members, and SMECO will significantly reduce the cost of the Annual Meeting.
Bylaw changes approved by customer-members at the 2016 Annual Meeting include the following:
- All voting will be conducted by mail; there will be no on-site voting at the meeting.
- Voting results will be announced at the meeting.
- Ballots cast by mail will be included in the quorum.
- Only 50 members are required to attend the meeting to make a quorum.
Customer-members will receive a ballot in the mail in late July. When you receive your ballot, please complete it and return it in the postage-paid envelope that will be included in your ballot materials.
We must receive your ballot in the mail by August 16.
The annual meeting is a business meeting. Election results will be announced at the meeting, but no voting will occur on site.
Location: Middleton Hall, 4045 Renner Road, Waldorf, Md.
Date: August 23, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
We will conduct a basic business meeting with an introduction by the Chairman of the Board, new and unfinished business, and the CEO’s presentation. Information about SMECO’s smart meters and energy efficiency programs will also be on display.
The following will no longer be provided at the meeting: bingo, entertainment, refreshments, and prizes.
To Receive Your Ballot:
Make sure your mailing address is up to date on all of your accounts so that you will receive your ballot in the mail.
To update your address, call 1-888-440-3311, or visit Account Manager and log in with your user name and password.
If you don’t already have Account Manager set up, enroll as a new user to begin.
Select “View/Update Account Info” at the top right and update your information.
2016 Annual Meeting:
Read the results of the meeting held on August 23.