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Notice is hereby given to you that one (1) Special Trustee Election will be held in 2017 as follows:


1 Trustee                                               District 1                            August 23, 2017


Any Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. (“Cooperative”)  member wishing to become a candidate for the Board of Trustees of the Cooperative, must file a petition  for nomination for the office of the Board of Trustees in the office of the Cooperative in Mora, New Mexico  by the following date:

Last Day to File Petition  - District 1 – July 27, 2017

The petition must bear the signatures of 25 or more Cooperative members of the district in which the candidate resides.  Forms of petition are available in the office of the Cooperative.  Ballot positions will be determined by priority filing. 


The following is a summary of the provisions of the By-laws of the Cooperative regarding the election of Trustees.


The By-laws of the Cooperative provide for a five member Board of Trustees which manage the Cooperative.  Trustees are elected for a term of three (3) years from the district in which they reside.

Any member of the Cooperative is entitled to be a member of the Board of Trustees upon election.  No person shall be eligible to become or remain a trustee or to hold any position of trust in the Cooperative who: (a) is not a member and a bona fide resident of the district he represents in the area served or to be served by the Cooperative, or (b) is an owner of a competing enterprise, or (c) misses three (3) consecutive monthly board meetings without a valid doctor’s written statement (Exception: Military duty), or (d) is a former employee of the Cooperative within the last three years, or (e) is a former employee who was terminated for cause, or (f) violates the Nepotism policy set forth in Section 12 of Article IV of the By-Laws, or (g) has been convicted of a felony.

The Cooperative Districts consist of:

District 1 – Chacon, Mora, Holman, Guadalupita, Buena Vista - N. of 518, Ledoux, N. & S. Carmen, Lucero, Penasco Blanco - Mora Co., Turquillo, Upper Gascon - Mora Co., Vallecitos

District 2 -  Rociada, Rainsville - E. of 442, Mineral Hill, Sapello, Trujillo, Valmora, Watrous - E. of Wagon Mound, Golondrinas, El Porvenir, Las Tusas, Manuelitas, Ojo Feliz, Onava, Pendaries, South Commerce, Trout Springs, Las Dispensas, La Cueva - E. of 442

District 3 – Anton Chico, Bernal, Chapelle, Ribera, Romeroville - S. of I-25, Sheridan, Villanueva, Blanchard, Los Montoyas, Myers, Sena, San Miguel, Tecolote - E. of I-25, Tecolotito

District 4 – Glorieta, Rowe, Gabaldon, Ilfeld - N. of RR Tracks, Ojitos Frios, San Jose, Valencia, Glorieta Estates, La Manga, Lagunas, Pajarito, San Pablo, Serafina - N. of I-25, San Geronimo - S. of Co. Rd. A18-A, Falls Creek - S. of Co. Rd. A18-A, Frontage Rd. - 50 S.

District 5 – Pecos, Cowles, Dalton Canyon, Grass Mountain, Holy Ghost, Terrero, Tres Lagunas, Bull Creek - N. of Forest Rd. 86, Cow Creek - N. of Forest Rd. 86, El Macho, La Joya – North Hwy. 50, Upper La Cueva Rd. East, Lower La Posada, Upper La Posada, Pecos – N. Glorieta Creek, Pecos – State Rd. 223 North, E. Pecos Rd. West, Pecos - St. Rd. 63 N of Glorieta Creek

The Board of Trustees is responsible for calling a special meeting of a district in which an election is necessary because of the death, resignation or removal of a trustee. The meeting must be held within ninety (90) days from the date of the death, resignation or removal of a Trustee. At the time that the Board calls the meeting, a Proclamation of Election will be sent to each member of the district.  Any member who wishes to become a candidate for the trustee position available due to the death, resignation or removal of a Trustee, should comply with the directions given in the Proclamation of Election.

Upon filing of the nomination petition, the member will then be considered a candidate for office.  The election is conducted by secret ballot at the meeting of the district in which a position exists. At any district election/meeting of the members, the quorum shall consist of one percent of the members in that district. If less than a quorum is present at the time stated in the notice of the meeting, the meeting shall adjourn and be rescheduled within 30 days. If no quorum can be obtained at the rescheduled meeting, the affairs of the Cooperative shall remain the same until the next regularly scheduled district meeting/election and the incumbent will continue in office for an additional term or three (3) years. . Each member in attendance shall be entitled to cast one (1) vote for each active meter located in the district providing service to such member.  Voting by proxy or mail is not permitted.  Further detailed information regarding the election procedure is set forth in Article IV of the By-laws of the Cooperative.  You may obtain a copy of the By-laws at the offices of the Cooperative in Mora or in Pecos, New Mexico.  This notice is being forwarded to all members of the Cooperative in compliance with RUS Bulletin 20-19.


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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


 Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative is currently accepting applications for the position of Journeyman Lineman. The qualified Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a Journeyman lineman. 

Candidates must willingly participate as a member of the construction or maintenance team and perform all assignments in a safe and efficient manner.

Candidates must be able to use all tools, devices, vehicles, material and equipment common to line craft.

May be asked to assume supervisor duties of a Working Foreman and is responsible for the safety of personnel connected with the job. Must be aware of possible public liability and property damage and will maintain respect for consumer’s property when installing and maintaining lines.

Wage: $25.45 per hour, excellent benefit package. 

Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our member-owners. We are proud to be the Touchstone Energy cooperative serving consumers within the counties of Mora, San Miguel, Guadalupe and Santa Fe. As a member, we thank you for your continued involvement and look forward to providing you with high quality and affordable energy for years to come.

Our members are our highest priority. Please use this website to understand our servicesfind energy saving resources, find print-ready forms and much more. If there is anything you cannot find on the website, please contact us and let us know.


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Summer Hours

Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc.  will begin “Summer Hours” on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. These hours will continue through October 31, 2017. Office hours will be: Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed for lunch between 12:00p.m. and 12:30p.m. Because our service territory is spread out over four counties, our line crew and meter readers spend a lot of time driving to the worksite locations. These extended hours will be beneficial for our employees and will help eliminate multiple trips over a two or three day period to get their jobs done.



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