Annual Meeting

District and Annual Meetings are an important aspect of the cooperative business model. These meetings are the members’ chance to hear current reports from the leadership of GVEC, ask questions regarding the current business of GVEC and other topics of interest. District meetings are the time for members residing in that specific district to nominate a Director-Candidate to represent their district on the Board of Directors. Director-Candidates running for positions are officially elected at the Annual Meeting by the full membership. See below for more details:
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When is the GVEC Annual Meeting Held?

The GVEC The GVEC Annual Meeting is held every year on the fourth Friday of June. The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held on June 23, 2023. See more details below.

What Happens at the GVEC Annual Meeting?

The Annual Meeting includes a quorum verification (including members registered at the meeting as well as voting by proxy), notice of the meeting and proof-of-mailing confirmation, reading of the minutes of the previous Annual Meeting, election of the Board of Directors up for term renewals for the year, GVEC business reports of the Officers and Directors, and time for members to be heard.

There is also music to enjoy, door prizes (for attendees only), heavy refreshments served, and a Cooperative Services booth to learn more about our Internet, AC/heating, Solar & Battery Storage, and Electrician Services.

Location and Time of the Annual Meeting.

2023 GVEC Annual Meeting

When: Friday, June 23, 2023
Where: Gonzales High School Special Events Center
1801 N. Sarah DeWitt Drive
Gonzales, Texas 78629

Registration Begins: 5:30pm
Business Meeting: 7:00pm

More About Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Voting: Elections are held for the three (or four) director-districts up for election. (Since the directors’ terms are staggered, three directors are elected every third year and four directors are elected the other years.) Director-Candidates were previously chosen by any combination of the associated current year’s District Meeting, Executive Committee Recommendation, or by petition.

All members have the right to vote for District Directors by ballot at the meeting or by mail-in proxy prior to the meeting. Watch for the direct mailing of the proxy and the Annual Meeting notice listing time, date and location in The GVEC Review within Texas Co-op Power magazine: and your local newspaper each year in June.

How Annual Meeting Voting Works: Members have three option to vote for District Directors at the Annual Meeting. Click here for more details.

In addition to the director-election, the Annual Meeting includes a presentation on the state of the electric industry as well as GVEC business. All members enjoy complimentary refreshments, entertainment, and door prizes.

Annual Report and Meeting Video

View the GVEC Annual Report detailing Cooperative business for the previous year. It is distributed to all attendees of the meeting and posted online along with our Annual Meeting video after the meeting for all to view. Watch our 2022 Annual Meeting Video, below.

The 2023 Annual Report and Video will be uploaded prior to June 23, 2023

How Annual Meeting Voting Works:
Members have three options to vote for District Directors at the Annual Meeting. Read below for more details.

1) In Person – Attend the Annual Meeting on Friday, June 23, 2023.
2) By Mail – *To be received at Mailing Address by 6/1/23.
Return your signed, printed Official Proxy found on the June issue of Texas Co-op Power magazine (mailed to your billing address for all existing members prior to 5/1/23) in the postage-paid envelope provided between the cover and the magazine for your convenience.
3) Electronically -*Open from 5/31/23 8 a.m. – 6/16/23, 5 p.m.
A) Visit; log in with your member number (listed first) and passcode (listed second) under the barcode on the front cover of the Texas Co-op Power magazine June issue.
B) Use the SmartHub app or portal at; log in with your standard username and password and click the “VOTE NOW” button. New electric members added after 6/8/23 must vote via SmartHub.

It means that you can authorize the GVEC Proxy Committee to cast your vote for you at the meeting if you are not able to attend or you are classified as a non-natural membership.
IMPORTANT: Memberships in the name of non-natural persons such as churches, civic groups, businesses, etc. MUST vote by proxy.

Return your completed, signed and dated Official Proxy to be received, in either print or electronic form, by Survey and Ballot Systems, independent third-party elections administrator, no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2023.

When you register at the meeting, you’ll be able to register for door prizes, but the proxy that you submitted previously will stand as your vote. This is a change that was made to the GVEC Bylaws, made effective as of February 20, 2018. The GVEC Bylaws are available on our website at, then choose “Cooperative Bylaws”.

No. Each proxy is used only for the meeting specified on the Official Proxy.

To give members who can’t attend the meeting an opportunity to participate. To give all members in all GVEC districts an equal chance to vote and be heard.

To have a say in the election of directors for your cooperative.

Call us at 800.223.4832 or visit any GVEC office.

You are casting your ballot to elect Board Directors, one each for Districts 2,5,and 8 this year.

Survey and Ballot Systems is an independent third-party elections administrator that specializes in managing elections for many cooperatives located throughout the nation. They have been hired by GVEC to conduct the election and certify the official results.

New members are absolutely encouraged to vote! Please create a SmartHub account at, log in and hit the “Vote Now” button any time between 5/31/23-6/16/23. You will be linked to the voting site.

GVEC Presents 2022 Public Service Awards

At the Annual Meeting, Public Service Awards will be presented as well. Stay tuned for the 2023 recipients!

2022 Public Service Awards

Longtime Shiner resident Jeff Pesek receives a 2022 GVEC Public Service Award (PSA) for his extensive community service, volunteer work and the impact he’s made in his community.From left: GVEC Board of Directors Vice President Melvin E. Strey, GVEC Board President Lewis Borgfeld, PSA recipient Jeff Pesek, GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer, and GVEC Board Secretary and Treasurer Henry C. Schmidt Jr.

2022 Public Service Awards

Cibolo Family YMCA receives a 2022 GVEC Public Service Award (PSA) for the organization’s substantial contributions to improving quality of life for Cibolo residents.From left: Cibolo Family YMCA Operations Director Frank Arredondo, GVEC Board of Directors President Lewis Borgfeld, Cibolo Family YMCA Operations Director Josh Sandoval, Cibolo Family YMCA District Vice President Fredy Degollado, GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer, GVEC Board Vice President Melvin E. Strey, and GVEC Board Secretary and Treasurer Henry C. Schmidt Jr.

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