Annual Members’ Meeting

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.

Prize drawing winners:

Annual Meeting ballots were mailed July 21. Every weekday from August 1 through August 16, we selected five lucky winners who each received a $50 bill credit. Check the list of winners.

SMECO’s 2017 Annual Meeting:

Location: Middleton Hall, 4045 Renner Road, Waldorf, Md.

Date: August 23, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m.

The annual meeting is a business meeting. Election results will be announced at the meeting, but no voting will occur on site. Information about SMECO’s smart meters and energy efficiency programs will be on display.

The following will no longer be provided at the meeting: bingo, entertainment, refreshments, and prizes.

2016 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. These changes will make the election process more convenient for customer-members and 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.
  • Election 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.

Read the highlights of the meeting held on August 23.

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