The new nomination process to become a candidate for the Board of Directors replaces the former caucus nomination process that took place during the Annual Membership Meeting. A person who is interested in becoming a candidate for GVT’s Board of Directors must be nominated through a petition process.

Beginning January 15, 2024, interested individuals can access petition packets at any of GVT’s three retail stores (Erskine, Bagley, Thief River Falls) and on our website. The petition to nominate a Board of Directors candidate requires the endorsement of fifteen (15) GVT members with voting rights from the same District as the nominee. The petition packet includes fields for biographical information and director qualification questions, ensuring a comprehensive overview of the candidate.

Candidates have the opportunity to submit their petitions in person at one of GVT’s retail stores, via U.S. Mail, or through email during the designated submission window from January 27, 2024, to March 7, 2024. The Director seats open for election are in District 3 (Red Lake Falls, St. Hilaire, Plummer exchanges), District 6 (Clearbrook, Gonvick, Leonard exchanges), and District 9 (Gatzke, Goodridge, Grygla, Gully exchanges). Detailed director qualifications can be found in Article III and Article IV (Section 2) of GVT’s By-Laws, available on pages A51 to A55 in the 2024 Directory and summarized on our website: www.gvtel.com/about-us.

All petitions received within the submission window will undergo thorough review. A list of properly nominated and qualified candidates will be posted on GVT’s website on April 10, 2024, providing transparency to our members. To ensure a smooth process, we encourage individuals not to wait until the last day to submit their petitions. Allow ample time for application review and correction of any potential issues.

For more information, please visit www.gvtel.com/about-us

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