Reasons Why To Reelect Tamra K Waltemath To The Board Of Directors For United Power

Usually, you will read a legal article in this space, written by me.  Today, I want to tell you about another position where I serve my community.  I am currently on the board of Directors for United Power, an electrical cooperative serving members in Coal Creek Canyon, Brighton, Commerce City, Broomfield, Aurora, Ft. Lupton, Northglenn, Thornton, Gilpin County, Firestone, Mead, Frederick, Erie, Lochbuie, and Weld County.  I live in Coal Creek Canyon, but I serve all of the members of United Power.  I have served as a director for 6 years and I am asking for your vote so I may continue serve you, the members of United Power.  I am an attorney and I own my own business, Tamra K. Waltemath, PC. I am a graduate of the University of Colorado and Denver University.  My education along with my legal and business experience helps me to understand the many complex issues involved in the electric business and helps me to contribute a valuable perspective to the decisions we make as directors.  As a business owner, I am comfortable with planning for long-range decisions which is important in leading an electric utility into the future.

Since I was elected to the board of directors in 2017, I have taken over 35 educational courses and earned a Credentialed Cooperative Director designation, a Board Leadership Certificate and a Gold Leadership Certification from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.  I have served as the assistant Secretary/Treasurer to the board of directors for the last three years.  I am currently serving on the bylaw committee and the audit committee.  

The United Power board of directors is committed to providing flexible, affordable, sustainable power and services. United Power is a growing company serving over 100,000 meters.  We are planning for the future by developing EV charging programs and installing EV charging stations, using battery storage for our renewables, adding micro-grids and continuously optimizing our electric distribution system.  We are also focused on the safety of our employees, the cyber safety of our members and fire mitigation in our mountains and in our plains.  United Power also supports its communities.  We have provided a standby generator to the Gilpin County school in Black Hawk to serve as an emergency power source for the community and every year we support local activities in all our districts.  I feel proud to be a director of a company that supports their communities and provides value to its members. As a board member, I am committed to empowering and engaging our membership and community.  To help our members stay involved, we are offering electronic voting again in 2023 and will hold our annual meeting electronically, as well as in person, to encourage participation.  

As a United Power member, I am a consumer, like you, so I am affected by price increases and power outages. If reelected, I promise to listen to your concerns and help keep costs down and reduce outages. I would appreciate your vote, and I would be honored to serve another term as a Director of United Power. 

This article was written by Tamra K Waltemath of Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C.  This information is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  For specific questions, you should consult a qualified attorney. Tamra K. Waltemath is an elder law attorney focusing on wills, trusts, estate and trust administration, probate and non-probate transfers, guardianships and conservatorships.  She can be contacted at:  Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C., 3843 West 73rd Avenue, Westminster, CO  80030; 303-657-0360; or visit her website at: www.WaltemathLawOffice.com.

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