Board Election Results 2023

Published on Friday, March 24, 2023 in Board of Directors

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 2023, Districts 1, 2, and 5 were up for election for three-year terms. All three board members representing those districts ran unopposed for reelection.

Fred Turk of Decatur represents District 1 in MEC’s service territory. District 1 includes customers in Decatur, Hamilton, Penn, Porter (Van Buren County), Marcellus, and Volinia townships.

District 2 is represented by Jim Wiseley of Bloomingdale, and includes customers in Almena, Arlington, Bainbridge, Bangor, Bloomingdale, Coloma, Covert, Hartford, Keeler, Lawrence, Paw Paw, Pipestone, Silver Creek, Watervliet, and Waverly townships.

District 5 is represented by John Green of Dowagiac, and includes customers in Howard, LaGrange, Milton, Pokagon, and Wayne townships.

In 2024, Districts 3, 4, and 8 will be up for election. District 3 is represented by Ron Armstrong of Lawton and includes Antwerp, Oshtemo, Portage, Prairie Ronde, and Texas townships. District 4 is represented by Clarence “Topper” Barth of Three Rivers and includes Brady, Fabius, Flowerfield, Leonidas, Lockport, Mendon, Newberg, Park, Schoolcraft, and Wakeshma townships. District 8 is represented by Erika Escue-Cadieux of Onsted and includes Cambridge, Clinton, Franklin, Raisin, Ridgeway, Tecumseh, and Woodstock townships.

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.