Annual Meeting Rescheduled for July 8, 2020
As an electric cooperative member, you have a say in how the cooperative is run and the decisions that are made. One way to participate and learn more about KEC is to attend the annual membership meeting and vote in our election. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing have created some challenges for KEC’s traditional annual meeting plans. The annual meeting, originally scheduled in May, has been rescheduled for July 8, 2020 at the KEC office in Hayden.
To facilitate this meeting without requiring a quorum of 150 members to participate in person, we will be conducting an election by mail and online. Watch your email and mailbox in early June for details about our election. For your convenience, you can vote by mail ballot or online. Please note: in-person voting will not be available at the Annual Meeting.
2020 Election Materials - mailed to each member in early June.
Note: To vote online, you must use the web address, user ID and password included on the materials you received in the mail or by email. If you have problems voting online, please email: email@example.com.
Annual Meeting Details
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Registration: 5:30-6 p.m.
Meeting: 6-6:20 p.m.
Kootenai Electric Cooperative Headquarters
2451 W. Dakota Ave. in Hayden
The meeting will also be streamed live on Facebook.
KEC’s bylaws state that we are required to hold an annual meeting. Since we do not know what the state of COVID-19 will be in July, we may need to limit the number of attendees. Because of this, we are implementing some changes to this year’s meeting to protect our members and employees from unnecessary risk. The meeting will be condensed to only what is required by KEC’s bylaws. Cooperative updates offered to members attending the annual meeting will instead be summarized in our written annual report and through other venues such as our PowerLines. Regrettably, food and beverages will not be served and prizes/gifts will not be distributed this year. For the safety of our members and employees, please stay home if you are feeling sick or have flu-like symptoms.
KEC board of director districts 3 and 4 are up for election. We have one candidate per district, incumbents Todd Hoffman and David Bobbitt (see director bios below). Per KEC’s bylaws, if there is only one candidate per district seeking election, then the candidates are elected by acclamation at the annual meeting.
Todd Hoffman, Coeur d’Alene
KEC Member: 7 Years
Nominated by Nominating Committee
I have been a KEC Director since 2014 and I am running as your representative for District 3. I possess more than 20 years of experience working in a global business environment across a wide-range of industries including transportation, technology, energy and natural resources. I have held senior leadership roles in strategy, finance, information technology and marketing. In the energy sector I was responsible for pricing strategy and policy with GE Energy’s Power and Water Division where I managed annual revenue streams of over $2.1 billion. I have led many large-scale, multi-year technology projects, as well as a variety of major strategic business initiatives.
I am a fourth generation native of North Idaho, and my great-grandparents were among the charter members of the Cooperative. After spending many years living on the east coast, I returned to Idaho permanently in 2008 and currently reside in Coeur d’Alene. In my spare time I enjoy many of Idaho’s outdoor pursuits including hunting elk, fly fishing and skiing. I am an active member of the Inland Northwest technology community.
I hold a BBA in International Business from Boise State University, and a Master of Science degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.
David Bobbitt, Coeur d’Alene
KEC Member: 28 Years
Nominated by Nominating Committee
I have been a KEC Director since 2014 and I am running as your representative for District 4. I currently serve as the Audit Committee Chair on the KEC Board of Directors. I am the past Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Community 1st Bank. Community 1st Bank was chartered as an Idaho State Bank on June 1, 2007 and was a $130 million bank with two branches in Coeur d’Alene and one in Post Falls. Recently, Community 1st Bank merged with First Interstate Bank where I now serve in a public and governmental relations role.
I attended North Idaho College and have post-graduate degrees from Pacific Coast Banking School-University of Washington, 1981, and the International Seniors Program-School of Business, Harvard University, 1995. I have nearly 50 years of experience working in the banking industry and am actively involved in my local community. In addition to serving on the KEC Board of Directors, I also serve on the following boards: Kootenai Health and the Livestock Sale Booster Club.
I have also held past president positions with the Idaho Bankers Association, Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, North Idaho Fair Board, Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce-Legislative Committee, Bureau of Land Management Advisory Council and Pacific Coast Banking School. Additionally, I have served as a past board member of the Federal Home Loan Bank, Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Coast Banking School, Western Independent Bankers, Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho and Spokane, the Idaho-Oregon Bankers Association, the University of Montana Business School Advisory Board, the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics Advisory Board and was vice chair of the America’s Community Bankers Commercial Lending Committee.
In my spare time I enjoy hunting and spending time at the lake with my family.