Incumbent directors up for election

Posted on May 06 2022 in Orange County REMC

Director Randy Roberts has served  on the board of directors for 30 years, representing District 2. 

Roberts lives north of Campbellsburg and is a lifetime resident of Washington County. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children; Adrienne (Corey Baker), Paige (Justin Holsapple), Landon (Lauren Roberts) and six grandchildren; Hayden, Charlee, Leni, Hudson, Brooks and Lucy. 

Roberts attended Purdue University where he studied general agriculture and animal husbandry. He is part-owner in fifth-generation farming enterprise with his brother, Rick, and son, Landon. The business includes commercial cow/calf herd, along with freezer beef, hay, corn, soybean operations. 

As director, he earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director’s certificate through NRECA. He is a member of the National Cattlemen’s Association and Washington County Extension Board, and is a director for Indiana Beef Evaluation Program. Roberts also maintains ownership in Heartland Premium Aged Beef. Other community involvement includes the Brown Township advisory board, Cavetown Cemetery board and Sugar Creek Christian Church. 

Roberts is thankful for the opportunity to serve District 2. He is proud to be a part in bringing Orange County Fiber to the homes of members and the expansion to surrounding counties while holding electric service costs as low as possible.

Director Rodney Hager has served as Orange County REMC director representing District 4 which includes Orangeville and Northwest townships since 2001. Hager served as board president from 2018 to 2019. Hager earned certification as a Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) in his first term as a director and qualified for a Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) from National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in his second term. Throughout his term as director, Hager has completed additional director education and is working toward is Director Gold certification.  

In 2007, he was elected to the executive committee of the statewide association representing District 7 consisting of Southeastern Indiana REMC, Clark County REMC, Harrison County REMC, Jackson County REMC, as well as Orange County REMC. While serving on the executive community of Indiana Electric Cooperatives, he served as president in 2010 and 2011. Hager was elected to the Hoosier Energy board of directors in 2020.

Hager is a lifelong resident of Orange County and the Orangeville area. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1964 and has three children. He retired from General Motors after 33 years of service and now devotes his time to farming and raising beef.

Hager served as Orangeville Township trustee for 12 years. He is a member of the Bethel Church and is a 45-year member of the Orleans Masonic Lodge. Hager is a member of the Orange County Cattlemen’s and the Indiana Beef Cattle Associations. He served as regional director and on the executive committee for the Indiana Beef Cattle Association, serving as president and past president in 2006 and 2007. He is also proud to have been nominated for and received the 2009 Master Farmer award presented by the Indiana Prairie Farmer magazine and Purdue University. 

Director George Key has served as Orange County REMC representing District 7 for the past 12 years, serving as secretary and vice-president in the past and currently serving as president of the board of directors. Key has earned multiple certifications while serving on the board of directors.

Key is a lifelong resident of Orange County (residing in Southeast Township), a member of the cooperative since 1982, and a graduate of Paoli Junior-Senior High School.

Key and wife, Charlotte, a retired teacher, have two sons.  John and his wife, Ashley, have one daughter, Finley Sue. Aaron and his wife, Karson, have two daughters, Kamryn Grace and Adalyn Kay.  

Ordained in 2005, Key has pastored Little Mission Church since August 2004. He has been a contracted school bus driver for Paoli Schools for 37 years. He and his family run the family farm raising beef cattle, alfalfa hay, corn, and soybeans. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with family.

Key has served three terms (nine years) on the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee. He currently serves on the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation board and on the Orange County Cattlemen’s Association committee. In addition, he has been the Republican precinct committeeman for Southeast Township for several years.

Key feels it is an honor and great learning experience to have served as director of District 7, and he will continue to become as educated and as knowledgeable as possible in serving the cooperative.