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Your Vote is Your Voice!

As part of a member-owned cooperative, you have the opportunity every year to help run your co-op by voting for open seats on your Board of Directors.

Ballots are mailed to Columbia REA members in early April at the same time as the Ruralite magazine. Voting is by mail only; there is no voting at the meeting. The ballot can be mailed in the included postage paid envelopes or deposited in our lobby or drop box. The election results are announced at the 77th Annual Meeting held on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

The 77th Annual Meeting of the members of Columbia Rural Electric Association is Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds in the Community Building, 363 Orchard Street, Walla Walla, Washington.


3:45 p.m.         Transportation departs from Starbuck (in front of the post office, provided

                         minimum ridership reached)

4:15 p.m.         Transportation departs from Burbank Service Center (provided minimum

                         ridership reached)

4:30 p.m.         Transportation departs from Dayton office (provided minimum ridership reached)

5:00 p.m.         Registration opens; social hour begins

5:45 p.m.         Dinner buffet served

6:45 p.m.         Call meeting to order

                        Business reports

                        Announcement of the results of the election of three directors

                        Unfinished business

                        New business

                        Announcement of the 2015 scholarship winners

                        Door-prize drawings

                        Conclusion of meeting

8:30 p.m.         Bus Transportation departs

Once you register at the meeting, you are eligible for our door-prize drawings. You must be present to win!

IMPORTANT: Reservations must be made by Monday, April 13, to ensure seating availability (members and immediate family ONLY).

Please make your dinner and meeting reservations today. Call (800) 642-1231 or go online at, or our Facebook page at for more information.

Click the photo for more information about each candidate.


District #1 Board Candidates

Derek Hayden

Tom Hildreth

District #2 Board Candidates

Duane Depping

Dale Schwartzenhauer


District #3 Board Candidate

Katie Wooldridge