We are pleased to announce that all eligible Members as of March 31, 2020 will be invited to have a voice in the future of Vantage West during our upcoming election.

Four board seats are up for regular election. The Nominating Committee has announced their five nominees, listed in alphabetical order by last name:

Stephen Peary
Jose Rincon (Incumbent)
Hope Jensen Schau
Frank Trembulak (Incumbent)
Thomas Wolfe (Incumbent)

There were no nominations by petition. As there are five nominees for four vacant seats, Members will be asked to vote for no more than four candidates.

To ensure that all eligible and interested Members are given the opportunity to cast a ballot, regardless of where they live or work, this year’s election will once again primarily be held online. We have again selected Election Services Corporation to administer this process.

Eligible Members will be invited to cast a ballot in one of two ways between April 17 and May 18, 2020:

 

  1. For eligible Members who have opted to receive eStatements, Election Services Corporation will send an email to the email address we have on file for you on April 17 with a link and a unique PIN that you may use to participate in the online election.

 

  1. For eligible Members who have not opted to receive eStatements, you must request a paper ballot between April 1 and  April 30, 2020 using one of these methods:

 

    • By visiting this link
    • By visiting any Vantage West branch
    • By calling our Member Service Center at 800.888.7882

 

Regardless of the voting method you choose, each eligible Member will only be permitted to cast one vote. Paper ballots will be mailed to Members who requested them by Election Services Corporation no later than May 4.

Members who choose to vote online must submit their ballot online no later than 11:59 pm Tucson, Arizona time on May 18, 2020 for it to be counted. Paper ballots from those Members who requested one must be received at the address that will be specified in the ballot materials no later than 11:59 pm Tucson, Arizona time on May 18, 2020 for it to be counted. Election Services Corporation will conduct all ballot counting activities.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation and to help protect the health and safety of our Members and Associates, will we hold the 2020 Annual Meeting online through a live, interactive broadcast. We will announce the results of Member voting at this online meeting which will be held May 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Members can access the meeting by visiting Vantage West’s website home page at VantageWest.org. During the Annual Meeting, no votes will be cast and no call for nominations from the floor will be made for these seats.

Whether you choose to vote online or request a paper ballot, we hope you will add your voice as a Member-Owner to our modernized governance process during this year’s election.