I found their letter informative and yet troublesome. I appreciate the main body of the letter, but I am a concerned with their first paragraph where they indicate they believe the candidates endorsed by the Cobb EMC Owner’s Association to be qualified.
First, each of directors individually has the right to endorse any candidate they wish, just as I do. My vote counts equally with theirs. But when they present themselves as a collective sub-group or coalition of the board, they speak from a different perspective.
I believe they would have better served if they had left this part out of their message. As a board I do not believe they have any right, obligation or authority to suggest to me who is or is not qualified. We had that with the old guard.
Secondly, since they were all endorsed by the Cobb EMC Owners, it suggests a certain affiliation or association that somehow gives those candidates more credibility and also suggests that is their preference.
They then state they “will gladly work with whomever the members elect in order to keep reforms we’ve begun advancing at Cobb EMC.” Anything else would be a clear violation of their duties. Why must they state this? In fact this should have been the only statement they should have made as it relates to the upcoming election.
I hope this is not a sign of things to come. A little less of “We are in charge” and little more of, “We are here to serve the best interest of the EMC” would be appreciated by this member.