Although it may be hard to believe, it is time for our 81st Annual Meeting! At last year’s Annual Meeting, Talquin’s Membership voted on Bylaw changes to facilitate mail-in voting. This year, Talquin’s Board of Trustees elected to utilize mail-in voting for the 2021 Trustee elections. Keep an eye out for the Annual Meeting Notice, which will be mailed directly to you in the next couple of weeks. In addition to information about the virtual Annual Meeting and mail-in voting, your Annual Meeting Notice contains your mail-in ballot and a pre-paid, addressed return envelope. Survey & Ballot Systems, a third-party election management firm, will count ballots. Please do not drop off or mail any ballots to Talquin offices. Only ballots received by Survey & Ballot Systems will be counted by April 14, 2021. For replacement ballots, please email Talquin at [email protected]
In addition to utilizing mail-in voting, the 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually beginning at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Links to the Annual Meeting live stream can be accessed on our website, www.talquinelectric.com, or Facebook. Please call (850) 627-7651 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Board of Trustee Candidates
Per the Bylaws of the Cooperative, each Member shall be entitled to only one vote per District – for a total of three votes. Joint Memberships are allowed only one vote, whether separately or jointly. Only persons who are Members of the Cooperative are allowed to vote. A spouse or family member cannot vote in the place of the Member.
The following candidates have been nominated to serve on the Board of Trustees and will be voted on:
DISTRICT One (1)
519 Telogia Creek Road, Quincy, FL 32351
Mr. VanLandingham is the Trustee from District 1, southern Gadsden County. He is a lifelong resident of the Juniper community and holds a bachelor’s degree in business
finance from Florida State University. He served as Vice President/Agency Executive with McGriff Insurance Services in Tallahassee and retired after 41 years. Mr. VanLandingham is a Credentialed Director and holds a Board Leadership Certificate with the NRECA. He currently serves as Talquin’s alternate member for the Florida Electric Cooperative Association (FECA). Mr. VanLandingham has been married to his wife, Vicki, for 42 years and they have two children, Allie and Russ.
DISTRICT Four (4)
861 Frances Road, Havana, FL 32333
Mr. Suber is running to represent District 4, eastern Gadsden County and the Lake Jackson area of Leon County. Mr. Suber has been a Gadsden County resident for over 40 years. He received an A.A. from TCC and attended Florida State University and the University of West Florida. Mr. Suber has worked for Sailfish Boats for over 26 years and currently serves as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Suber and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for eighteen years and have three kids, Bo, Ella, and Brantlee.
260 River Bluff Drive, Havana, FL 32333
Dr. Winter is running to represent District 4, eastern Gadsden County and the Lake Jackson area of Leon County. He attended North Florida Christian School and Lincoln High School, before attending Florida State University and the University of Georgia, where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Winter returned home to the Big Bend area where he has practiced veterinary medicine primarily in Leon and Gadsden Counties for the last 30 years and in 2000, he opened the Winter Animal Hospital. Dr. Winter is married to Amanda, a police officer, and they have two daughters, Lyla and Reagan.
DISTRICT Seven (7)
227 Buck Miller Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327
Mr. Miller is the Trustee from District 7, eastern Wakulla County. He is a lifelong resident and third-generation Wakulla County educator. Mr. Miller dedicated 39 years to the Wakulla County school system including 17 years as Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Miller was named Superintendent of the Year for the State of Florida in the 2003- 2004 school year. He holds a bachelor’s degree from FSU, a master’s degree from FAMU, a Doctor of Laws honor degree from Flagler College, and is a Credentialed Director with a Board Leadership Certification through the NRECA. Mr. Miller has been married to his wife, Dolores, for 48 years and is an active member of Crawfordville United Methodist Church. They have three children–Derek, Danielle, and Dylan–as well as three grandchildren.