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Vera's board to meet Jan. 10, 2018

The Vera Water and Power board of directors regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the district's office, 601 N. Evergreen Road, Spokane Valley.

Oaths of office will be taken by returning board member Steve Wulf and Vera's newest board member Diana Wilhite. Ms. Wilhite is replacing outgoing board member Rob Oeflein. Mr. Oeflein faithfully served on Vera's board of directors for nearly 21 years from March 1996 to December 2017.

Following the oaths of office, the board will elect their 2018 chairperson and vice-chair. The full meeting agenda has been posted.

The district is governed by a five-member board of directors. The directors are elected to serve staggered, three-year terms, by position. The election is held on the second Tuesday in December each year. In order to file for election, a declaration of candidacy and petition for nomination must be filed by 5 p.m. on the first Monday in November. The declaration must indicate which position the filing is for. If only one candidate files for office, no election is held and the single candidate is declared elected.

The board of directors is the policy-making body. They are responsible for the adoption of rules and policies which will implement Chapter 87 of R.C.W. The board of directors hires a general manager, who is responsible for the administration and day-to-day operation of the district. All employees report to the general manager.

The board members are volunteers and are land-owners within the district.

The January board meeting is Jan. 10, 2018.

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