MEC Announces 2022 Board Election Results

Published on Friday, April 8, 2022 in Community

One of the guiding principles of cooperatives is democratic control. Midwest Energy & Communications is governed by a nine-member board of directors responsible for establishing corporate policy and strategic direction, hiring and evaluating the CEO, monitoring and evaluating organizational performance, and representing cooperative customers. Directors serve three-year terms and are elected by and represent customers living in their districts.

In 2022, Districts 6, 7, and 9 were up for election for three-year terms. All three board members representing those districts ran unopposed for reelection.

Ben Russell, of Constantine, represents District 6 in MEC’s service territory. District 6 includes customers in Porter (Cass County), Constantine, Florence, Mottville, and White Pigeon Townships in Michigan, as well as Washington, York, and Van Buren Townships in Indiana.

District 7 is represented by Gerry Bundle of Cassopolis, and includes customers in Jefferson, Calvin, Ontwa, and Mason Townships in Michigan, as well as Harris and Osolo Townships in Indiana.

District 9 is represented by Dan Bodette of Wauseon, Ohio, and includes customers in Hudson, Dover, Madison, Palmyra, Medina, Seneca, Fairfield, Ogden, Riga, and southern portions of Blissfield and Deerfield Townships in Michigan. It also includes Brady, Mill Creek, Gorham, Chesterfield, Royalton, Franklin, Dover, Pike, Clinton, and German Townships in Ohio.

In 2023, Districts 1, 2 and 5 will be up for election. District 1 is represented by Fred Turk of Decatur and includes Decatur, Hamilton, Penn, Porter (Van Buren County), Marcellus, and Volina. District 2 is represented by Jim Dickerson of Bloomingdale and includes Arlington, Bainbridge, Bangor, Bloomingdale, Coloma, Covert, Hartford, Keeler, Lawrence, Paw Paw, Pipestone, Silver Creek, Watervliet, and Waverly. District 5 is represented by John Green of Dowagiac, and includes Howard, LaGrange, Milton, Pokagon, and Wayne.

For more information about serving on the board of directors, please call us at 800-492-5989. We will share election information in the September issue of Michigan Country Lines.