Board Election Results 2024

Published on Monday, April 1, 2024 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 2024, Districts 3, 4, and 8 were up for election for three-year terms. All three board members representing those districts ran unopposed for reelection.

District 3 is represented by Ron Armstrong of Lawton. District 3 includes customers in Antwerp, Oshtemo, Portage, Prairie Ronde, and Texas townships.

District 4 is represented by Clarence “Topper” Barth of Three Rivers. District 4 includes customers in Brady, Fabius, Flowerfield, Leonidas, Lockport, Mendon, Newberg, Park, Schoolcraft, and Wakeshma townships.

District 8 is represented by Erika Escue-Cadieux of Onsted. District 8 includes customers in Cambridge, Clinton, Franklin, Raisin, Ridgeway, Tecumseh, and Woodstock townships.

In 2025, Districts 6, 7, and 9 will be up for election. District 6 is represented by Ben Russell of Constantine and includes Constantine, Florence, Mottville, Porter (Cass County), and White Pigeon townships in Michigan, as well as Washington and York townships in Indiana. District 7 is represented by Gerry Bundle of Cassopolis and includes Calvin, Jefferson, Mason, and Ontwa townships in Michigan, and Harris and Osolo townships in Indiana. District 9 is represented by Dan Bodette of Wauseon, Ohio, and includes Adrian, Blissfield, Deerfield, Dover, Fairfield, Hudson, Madison, Medina, Ogden, Palmyra, Riga, Rollin, Rome, and Seneca townships in Michigan. District 9 also includes Amboy, Brady, Chesterfield, Dover, Franklin, German, Gorham, Mill Creek, Pike, and Royalton townships in Ohio.

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.