Sibold, Garvey Elected to SMPA Board
by Gus Jarvis
Jul 06, 2012 | 2338 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – After the San Miguel Power Association’s 73rd annual member meeting was held last month, Nucla resident Doylene Garvey and Ridgway resident Jack Sibold were elected to the rural electric cooperative’s Board of Directors.

In SMPA’s District 4 director election, Sibold received 225 votes over incumbent candidate Michael Saftler’s 78. As a former engineer, manager and director of research and development, Sibold said he’s always looking for new challenges and hopes to bring his technical background to SMPA.

“I plan to tie my technical business background to SMPA to benefit the co-op and all its members,” Sibold said.

In SMPA’s District 1 election, Garvey took 232 votes over incumbent candidate Ken Barnes’ 130. Garvey said she wants to be an active voice for members in District 1.

“My main concern is trying to keep rates low and doing what’s best for consumers in the area,” Garvey said. “I want to be a voice in the district while doing what’s best for the entire [cooperative]. It is important for my district to be their voice.”

According to SMPA General Manager Kevin Ritter 78 SMPA members attended the annual meeting held at SMPA’s offices in Norwood where SMPA Board President Rube Felicelli reported to members on the financial state of the cooperative and its accomplishments over the past year. Ritter went on to congratulate SMPA staff members for their work in holding the annual meeting as well as congratulating the two newest members of SMPA’s board.

“I congratulate and welcome Doylene and Jack to the SMPA Board of Directors,” Ritter said. “For the next four years they will be tasked with representing the members within their district and making decisions in the best interest of the entire membership.” or @gusgusj

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