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.
Shaped by the
Communities We Serve
SMECO has 15 directors. Every year, five directors are elected to three-year terms. SMECO members elect the men and women who serve on the Board of Directors.
The annual meeting ballot also includes proposed amendments to SMECO’s bylaws. Bylaws govern the way an electric cooperative does business.
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
Annual Meeting ballots were mailed on July 17, 2023. Every weekday from July 27 through August 9, we will announce three lucky winners to receive a $50 credit on their SMECO electric bill. Names are drawn at random from the online ballots and the ballots signed and returned by mail for the Board of Directors’ election. Winners will see the credit listed as “Annual Meeting Prize” on their next bill.
Congratulations to our lucky winners!