OPALCO board opening

The OPALCO Board of Directors accepted John Bogert’s resignation on Sept. 27 with appreciation for his five years of service.

Bogert wrote, “I would like to thank the cooperative’s membership for twice electing me to represent them on the board, and I will continue to applaud the excellent work of the OPALCO staff in serving the community.”

Bogert’s resignation comes after a long and arduous period of study, discussion and decision-making about the co-op’s role in addressing the broadband needs of the community.

Bogert’s seat on the OPALCO board represents District 4, which includes Shaw, Crane, Canoe and Bell Islands. OPALCO’s Directors will conduct interviews in search of a replacement to be appointed to the board to finish out Bogert’s term, which expires in 2016. The position comes up for election again at OPALCO’s annual meeting in May, 2016.