2023 Elections

Engage with your co-op. Every member has a voice.

As an HCE member, your involvement is essential to the health of the co-op. You have a voice and the right to vote for your Board of Directors.

Directors serve four-year terms and are elected by the entire Membership.  The election schedule follows a four-year pattern to elect Directors from the following districts:

  • 2023: Northern District & Western District
  • 2024: Northern District only
  • 2025: Northern District & Southern District
  • 2026: Northern District & Southern District


Two seats on the Holy Cross Energy Board of Directors are up for election in 2023. One seat in the Northern District and one seat in the Western District. Candidate packets are due at our Glenwood Springs office or online by Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

Self Nomination Form

How to nominate yourself to run for a Director position

Nominations may be made only by a petition signed by 15 or more members who reside in the District for which the Director seat nomination is made. Signatures may be captured electronically or in person. Each petition shall nominate one and only one candidate for a Director position. Nominees must be a member of HCE, have been a member of and received electric service from HCE for at least two years immediately prior to June 14, 2023, and receive electric service at their primary residence within the District he or she is to represent. Official petition forms shall be available beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2023, online at HolyCross.com/Elections or at our Glenwood Springs headquarters.

Nominating petitions must be filed electronically online at HolyCross.com/Elections or in person on or before Thursday, April 13, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

HCE will create a webpage with an online petition for HCE members, who reside in your territory, to sign electronically in support of your nomination. A link to your online petition page will be emailed to you within 5 business days upon completion of the Self Nomination Form below. The provided link to your petition webpage can be shared to members living in your district. You will receive a notification email each time the online petition form is signed so you can track your signatures.

15 valid named-member signatures are required to be considered a candidate in the election. We suggest that you collect more than the required 15 signatures because very often people do not know if they or their spouse or roommate is the named member of record in our system.

Once you have collected your signatures, please email Maisa Metcalf at mmetcalf@holycross.com. She will then verify your collected signatures to make sure that you have 15 members’ signatures. It is a good idea to do this before the deadline so that you can collect more signatures if needed.

If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to call Maisa Metcalf directly at 970.947.5515.

Contact information

Maisa Metcalf
Community Outreach Coordinator

How to run for a Board seat

Board service overview

It is important to review HCE’s Bylaws regarding directors beginning on page 4 and the corporate policy regarding board matters. A general overview of board member qualifications, time commitments, responsibilities, and compensation can also be viewed and downloaded via PDF.

Northern District. The Northern District shall be defined as and include Townships 2 through 5 South, Ranges 87 and 88 West and Townships 2 through 6 South, Ranges 79 through 86 West, generally described as the Gypsum to Vail area. The Northern District shall be represented by four Directors.

Western District. The Western District shall be defined as and include Townships 6, 7, and 8 South, Ranges 90 through 96 West, generally described as the New Castle to Parachute area, and Townships 6 through 12 South, Ranges 87, 88 and 89 West, lying westerly of the Eagle County/Garfield County line extended to the south, generally described as the Glenwood Springs to Marble area. The Western District shall be represented by one Director.


As an HCE member, you have a voice and the right to vote. HCE is holding an election for two seats; one in our Northern District and one in our Western District.

This year members have four different ways to vote:

  1. Mail – make sure to sign your ballot! Ballots will be mailed no later than May 16.
  2. Online – link will be posted on May 16.

  3. SmartHub – Log into your account using the app or visit the login page.

  4. Vote in-person at our Annual Meeting, held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at The Arts Center at Willits (TACAW).

Mailed and electronic ballots must be received by Tuesday, June 13th, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. MST. Members who do not meet this deadline may vote in person at the Annual Meeting.

Meet the candidates

Candidates will be posted here in May prior to this year’s election.


The 2023 Annual Meeting of Members of Holy Cross Energy (HCE) will be held:


Thursday, June 15th, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)

The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW)

400 Robinson St, Basalt, CO 81621.