Bernstein and Reed Will Not Run Again, Opening Two Seats on WEC’s Board of Directors

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Longtime WEC directors and officers Barry Bernstein and Annie Reed have announced they do not plan to run for re-election to the Board in 2022. This opens two of the three Board seats up for election. Incumbent Steven Farnham will run for re-election.

The Board of Directors sets policy and develops the long term vision of Washington Electric Cooperative. Every year, elections are held for three of WEC’s nine Board seats. Co-op members are invited to participate in democracy and run for a seat.

If you are considering running for a seat on WEC’s Board, contact WEC Administrative Assistant Rosie Casciero at 802-224-2322 to request a candidate packet. 

Deadlines are coming up quickly: The deadline to submit materials for inclusion in Co-op Currents is February 4. The deadline to submit all materials, including support from a minimum of 25 WEC members, is March 7. All details are included in the candidate packet.

Members of the Co-op have the right to petition for changes to the Co-op’s bylaws. The bylaws are available on, or you may contact WEC for a hard copy. To petition for a change, you are required to collect signatures in support from a minimum of 50 WEC members. Petitions for bylaws changes are due February 4. 

For the second year, candidates and members petitioning for bylaw changes may gather petition support digitally. 

Coming up, candidate biographies in the March issue of Co-op Currents, and candidate responses to policy questions in the April issue.