Every year, SMECO conducts its members’ meeting for the purpose of electing directors and voting on bylaw changes.
As a member, you have the right to vote.
Candidate Application for 2023 Election
The Bylaws of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SMECO) provide that SMECO members possessing the necessary qualifications may be elected to its Board of Directors. In order to be considered a candidate for the Board of Directors election, please fill out the Candidate Application for 2023 Director Election. The form requires you to submit your biography and photo.
For more information, see the March 2023 issue of the Cooperative Review.
SMECO Looks Back at 2021
Attendees at the 2022 Annual Meeting saw the video below that reviewed our accomplishments from the previous year.
Updating Your Address
Ballots are mailed to all members. In order to receive your ballot, it’s important that SMECO has your correct mailing address. To update your mailing information, you can call (888) 440-3311 or you can use Account Manager online.
- Log in with your password and user name (Click “Enroll New User” to begin the setup process if you are a new user)
- Select “View/Update Account Info” at the top right and update your information
If you have multiple account addresses, you can designate the one where you would like to receive your annual meeting ballot by calling and speaking to a Customer Care Representative.
Shaped by the
Communities We Serve
SMECO Directors Are Part of the Community
- SMECO’s Board of Directors meets every month to oversee the operations of the cooperative
- Directors are SMECO members like you, and they come from all walks of life
- Directors attend training sessions provided by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
- The NRECA serves about 900 electric cooperatives nationwide
- Through NRECA, electric cooperatives across the country have built a strong network of like-minded organizations that put their members first
SMECO Puts Its Members First
As a cooperative, SMECO will always put its members first—the power you can count on:
- SMECO was incorporated in 1937 and is one of the 15 largest electric cooperatives in the United States with more than 170,000 member accounts in Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, and southern Prince George’s counties
- At the end of each year, SMECO’s margins (profits) are allocated to members’ capital credit accounts
- SMECO uses its profits to invest in:
- New construction
- System improvements
- Facility upgrades
- And more
- The Board of Directors regularly evaluates the financial condition of the cooperative and determines when members will receive a refund. Since 1937, SMECO has refunded $116 million.
Annual Members’ Meeting Prize Winners
- Terence C., Huntingtown
- Joseph A., Rehoboth Beach
- 7th District Volunteer Rescue Squad, Avenue
- Christina W., Lexington Park
- Richard R., Waldorf
- Sandra D., Hollywood
- Ronald P., Hughesville
- Baldus Enterprises LLC, La Plata
- Roger M., La Plata
- Gary S., Mechanicsville
- Philemon O., Waldorf
- Donald W., Waldorf
- John H., Chaptico
- Yanci Q., White Plains
- Denise D., Waldorf
- Raymond G., La Plata
- Victoria R., Welcome
- Elizabeth D., Charlotte Hall
- Julia D., La Plata
- Michael M., Waldorf
- Joseph T., Waldorf
- Faye D., Owings
- Randolph B., Indian Head
- William M., Lusby
- Betty S., Lake Wales
- Phyllis S., Waldorf
- Marianne G., Welcome
- Melissa M., Mechanicsville
- D S T., Owings
- Dean T., White Plains