New director to join GVEA

by | Jun 7, 2012 | About GVEA, Board of Directors | 0 comments

Tonight, GVEA’s Election Committee certified election results for two seats on the Golden Valley Board of Directors. Frank Eagle was newly elected to District 4. Director Bill Nordmark was reelected to represent District 7.

District 4

Ballots Mailed: 6,207
Valid ballots returned: 1,204

Frank Eagle      571 (47%)
Ward Merdes, incumbent      359 (30%)
Valerie Therrien      274 (23%)

Merdes served on GVEA’s board for one three-year term. Eagle, who is a local restaurateur, will be seated at the June 25 board meeting.

District 7

Ballots mailed: 1,130
Valid ballots returned: 132

Bill Nordmark, incumbent, ran unopposed. He was appointed to the board in 1995 to fill a vacancy. He currently serves as chairman of the board.

Ballots were mailed May 4, 2012. For the second year in a row, members had the option of returning ballots by mail or electronically. A 10 percent ballot return is required for a quorum.

Curious about the election process or the candidates?

E-voting is gaining popularity

For the second year in a row, GVEA members had the choice of casting their ballot by mail or electronically. Members who voted online were entered into a drawing.

Mindy Bryan and Ronald Lund were randomly selected as the winners of iPad 2 tablets.

E-voting is gaining popularity. In 2011, 11 percent of members cast their board of director ballot online compared to 17 percent in the recent election.


For additional information, contact Dianne Porter: 451-5604 or dmp(at)


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