“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” — Robert F. Kennedy
Kennedy’s words ring true. Each opportunity to give of our time and our knowledge is a chance to enact change and better our community.
One such opportunity is serving on LaGrange County REMC’s board of directors.
You may question how you can contribute to an electric cooperative board: “I don’t know anything about electricity!”
We’re not looking for electrical expertise — we can teach you that.
We’re looking for members who are passionate and hardworking individuals, and will bring their experience and perspective to learn how to best serve their fellow co-op members.
Three districts are up for election this year which include:
District 1: District 1 covers all of Van Buren and Lima townships and parts of Newbury and Clay townships. Represented by Larry Fetters, this district is up for election as Fetters is moving off of REMC lines and is, therefore, ineligible to serve. The candidate chosen for this district will serve out the remainder of the term, which ends in 2023.
District 3: This district is comprised of Bloomfield Township and the east portion of Clay Township. It is represented by director Tony Bontrager.
District 4: The district covers the southwest portion of Clay Township; the majority of Eden, Clearspring and Newbury townships; part of Elkhart County’s Clinton Township; and portions of Noble County’s Elkhart and Orange townships. It is represented by director Cliff Hibbs.
To run for election, qualified members of LaGrange County REMC, who live in Districts 1, 3 or 4, must file a petition with the signatures of 50 LaGrange County REMC members supporting the candidacy.
The REMC will provide the petitions for election, as well as other board information. Completed petitions and biographical information must be returned to the cooperative by April 9.
The election will be held online and by mail again this year, with the LaGrange County REMC Annual Meeting taking place virtually on Friday, June 11.
For more information, please call CEO Mark Leu at 877-463-7165.