BOARD OF DIRECTORS


A nine-member board of directors manages and governs the Co-op. Each director represents a defined district of the Co-op’s service territory. Director candidates are nominated by a petition process. Members of the Co-op attending the annual meeting elect directors from the field of candidates. Directors serve a three-year term. Terms are staggered to provide continuity. The board holds regular meetings monthly and special meetings as needed. The officers of the Co-op are elected by the board on an annual basis.

Mike Meland

Mike Meland

Mike Meland

 

District 1

Mike has served since 2006

TOWNSHIPS include Central Point, Blooming Valley, Farmington, Wheatland, Egeland, Lura & Mazeppa

Dan Thyen

Dan Thyen

Dan Thyen

 

SECRETARY

District 2

Dan has served since 2016

TOWNSHIPS include Germantown, Leola, Rauville & Waverly

Ben Fleming

Ben Fleming

Ben Fleming

 

PRESIDENT

District 3

Ben has served since 2013

TOWNSHIPS include Eden, Dexter, Phipps and Fuller

Johnny Rider

Johnny Rider

Johnny Rider

 

 

District 4

Johnny has served since 2019

TOWNSHIPS include Graceland, Richland, Lake, Henry, Kampeska, & Brantford

Ben Schleusner

Ben Schleusner

Ben Schleusner

 

VICE PRESIDENT

District 5

Ben has served since 2014

TOWNSHIPS include Elmira, Pelican, Sheridan, & Kranzburg

Russ Foster

Russ Foster

Russ Foster

 

TREASURER

District 6

Russ has served since 1997

TOWNSHIPS include Cottonwood, Blaine, Thorp, Maydell, Mount Pleasant, Eden & Elrod

Russ Hurlbert

Russ Hurlbert

Russ Hurlbert

 

 

District 7

 Russ has served since 1998

TOWNSHIPS include Warren, Spring Valley, Ash, Woodland, Raymond, Garfield and Logan.

Dave Warkenthien

Dave Warkenthien

Dave Warkenthien

 

 

District 8

Dave has served since 2010

TOWNSHIPS include Lincoln, Fordham, Darlington, Richland, Hague & Rosedale

Roy Gjerde

Roy Gjerde

Roy Gjerde

 

 

District 9

Roy has served since 2019

TOWNSHIPS include Day, Merton, Foxton, Lake, Pleasant, Collins, & Washington