To:     WOEC Members, District 5

Re:     Board Vacancy

There is a vacancy on the West Oregon Electric Cooperative Board of Directors for the District 5 representative. Pursuant to West Oregon policies and bylaws regarding replacement of a director mid-term, all members in the Director’s district are notified of the vacancy. Members who have a desire to serve on the Board are asked to submit a resume and a letter of intent to:

James Buxton, President

West Oregon Electric Board of Directors

P.O. Box 69 Vernonia, OR 97064

The board of directors is the general policy-making body for the Cooperative. As such, the Board has a responsibility to implement the Cooperative’s mission, policies, objectives, goals, plans, programs, and budgets. Directors have a fiduciary responsibility to the Cooperative as a whole and are required to have or acquire the minimum knowledge and skill level necessary to enable them in their role as directors of the affairs of the Cooperative. Directors are required to become familiar with, and adhere to, all Cooperative policies, articles of incorporation and bylaws, and make every effort to attend all board meetings (generally one per month held the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Cooperative’s Vernonia headquarters).

Each director candidate must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The candidate must be a member in good standing of the Cooperative, and a bona fide resident of District 5 (Vernonia, Scofield, Timber). You are receiving this letter as WOEC’s records show your account is located in this District .
  2. The candidate may not be employed by or financially interested in a business enterprise which is in competition with the Cooperative or which has a continuing conflict of interest with the Cooperative
  3. The candidate may not currently hold an elected public office in connection with which a salary or compensation in excess of $100 per year is
  4. The candidate may not have been employed by the Cooperative on a full-time basis within the previous five years.

The board will review all resumes submitted and select some or all the interested candidates for interview. The final selection shall be by the current Board members. The candidate selected shall fulfill the remaining term of 33 months.

If you have any questions, please contact Billi Kohler, WOEC General Manager at the office 503-429-3021 or

Please submit your letter of intent and resume by 18 January 2023.