The membership of Boone REMC elected a new director to the co-op’s board of nine directors at the annual meeting March 10 in Lebanon.
Jon Stevens, an 18-year Boone REMC member, was elected to the District 5 seat. Two other members, Russell E. Dulin and David Cross, were also candidates for the open seat.
District 5 was being vacated by retiring director Marcia C. Wilhoite, who served as director for 21 years.
Stevens is vice president-ag/commercial banker at the State Bank of Lizton. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in farm and business management from Purdue University.
He and his wife, Colleen, have two daughters and attend New Hope Christian Church, where Jon previously served as the treasurer and a trustee, and is currently a deacon and member of the mission and finance teams.
Stevens is a member of the Lebanon Rotary Club, for which he has served as treasurer. He is also involved with the Boone County Economic Development Corporation and the Boone County Chamber, and serves on the board for Boone REMC’s Operation Round Up program.
Additionally, he is a graduate of the Boone County Leadership class. His past involvements include serving as a member of the Boone County 4-H Council, Boone County Junior Achievement Board, Danville and Lebanon Optimist clubs, and Sheridan Rotary Club.
Retaining their roles as directors were G. Tom Taylor, District 4, and Allen Cragun, District 6. Both directors were unopposed. The directors will serve three-year terms.
Boone REMC thanks Dulin and Cross for participating in the election process, and congratulates and thanks Wilhoite for her dedicated years of service as Boone REMC’s District 5 director.
Retiring District 5 Director Marcia Wilhoite
Marcia Wilhoite was elected to the board in March 1997 and served seven three-year terms. In her tenure, Boone REMC’s
membership grew 59 percent.