In mid-March, members will receive mail-in ballot materials at their billing address with complete instructions and dates for casting their votes. ONLY ballots returned in the envelope provided and completed per the instructions in the ballot package will be accepted!
Online voting will open Monday, March 18th and will remain open Wednesday, April 24th. The Annual Meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., April 25, 2019 at the UDWI headquarters in Bloomfield. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for members who wish to cast their ballot in person.
To vote online, members MUST have the login information, which can be found in the ballot materials they receive in the mail. Voting online is the easiest and most economical way for members to cast their votes—UDWI encourages everyone to use this free service!
Districts 3 and 6 are up for elections this year, and while these are uncontested elections, UDWI bylaws require that a candidate receive a mandated amount votes from the cooperative’s membership to validate the election. Every vote counts and is necessary to determine who will serve on the UDWI Board of Directors.
Members have the option to continue to cast their ballots at the Annual Meeting, but the “one member-one vote” policy will still be followed, meaning if members have already voted by mail-in ballot or online prior to the Annual Meeting, the first vote received is the vote that counts.
W. Edward Cullison
Mr. Cullison has resided in Greene County for much of his life. His home sits on the same grounds where his ancestors once lived nearly 150 years ago. He and his wife of 35 years, Orah, have two sons and five grandchildren.
Ed graduated from Eastern Greene High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. He has been employed with Farmers and Mechanics Federal Savings and Loan Association for the past 33 years. Ed began his employment with F&M as a loan officer, later moving to the position of secretary, and then advancing to vice president. Since 2014, he has held the position of President where he is passionate about serving his local community.
Cullison served as a board member for both the Monroe County Saddle Club and Southern Indiana Development Corporation. He also served 12 years on the Greene County Council board and was a founding member of Greene County Ag Day.
Ed states his interest in community improvement is what drew him to the world of electric cooperatives. He believes UDWI has significant bearing in achieving a better way of life for all members. If elected as director, he promises to represent the membership on a reliable, trustworthy, and dedicated level.
Shawn W. Dugan
Mr. Dugan has resided in the Springville area for the past 14 years where he enjoys the rural life. Shawn and his wife of 25 years, Paula, have three children.
Shawn graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School while completing two years of vocational courses. He attended California Polytechnic State University where he studied in the recreational vehicle field. His schooling prepared him for a future with the Department of Natural Resources, where he has been employed for 3 years. Shawn also operates a home-based farrier and dog grooming business. He considers wild life management to be his greatest passion.
Dugan has served his local American Legion by participating in many recreational activities with veterans for the past 2 years. Shawn also attends Missionary Baptist Church with his family.
Shawn is drawn to the cooperative world because of his concern for local communities. His believes his strong interest in being a dedicated public servant will be beneficial to the UDWI membership and the future of the co-op. If elected as director, he pledges to bring with him a fresh perspective and trustworthy approach to each issue.