2019 Habersham EMC Director Elections

Posted: March 1, 2019

Members of Habersham EMC have the unique right and privilege to determine who represents them in the affairs of the Cooperative as members of its Board of Directors. This right is supported in the Corporation’s Bylaws and in the principles of our cooperative business structure.

Habersham EMC has nine members on its Board of Directors. These positions are elected on a rotating basis for three-year terms. Board members are local residents and members of Habersham EMC.

Qualifications of Directors

The Bylaws regarding members, meeting of members and qualifications of directors were published in the February issue of Georgia Magazine.

A copy of the bylaws may also be obtained at the HEMC offices or on the Bylaws page.

This information explains candidate requirements, nominations by the Nominating Committee and nominations by petition.

Nominating Committee

In accordance with the Bylaws, Article III, Section 3.04, the Board of Directors met February 26, 2019 and appointed a Nominating Committee to make nominations for the positions of one East District director and two West District directors. These positions are currently held by the following directors, whose three-year terms are expiring:

East District

  • David Wall

West District

  • Dustin Hulsey
  • Dan Thurmond

Nominations are made by the committee and also may be made by  petition. Members wishing to run for a board position must be a resident of the East or West Districts.

Candidate information

The Habersham EMC Nominating Committee will accept candidate applications and/or petitions from March 1 through April 18, 2019, by the close of business at 5 p.m. All applications received in the office by the April 18 deadline will be presented to the Nominating Committee.

Applications by petition will be accepted from March 1 through May 10, 2019, by the close of business at 5 p.m.

Candidate applications and petition applications are available through a 2019 Board Elections link on the HEMC website or by contacting Carolyn Helton, HEMC Executive Assistant, at (706) 839-4137. Applications should be addressed to: Elections, Habersham EMC, 6135 State Hwy. 115 West, Clarkesville, GA 30535, sent by email to election@hemc.coop or delivered to the office.

The Nominating Committee will meet April 25, 2019, to make nominations. The list of Nominating Committee members is available on the HEMC website and will be published in the April 2019 newsletter issue of Georgia Magazine.

Nominations will be posted in the Habersham EMC Clarkesville and Cleveland offices and published in this newsletter prior to the HEMC Annual Meeting on July 18, 2019.


If you are unsure of your assigned district, please call the Habersham EMC office. A board district map is available on the HEMC website and copies are available at either HEMC office.

If you have any questions, please call Carolyn Helton, HEMC Executive Assistant, at (706) 839-4137.