Meet your director candidates

Posted on May 04 2021 in Steuben County REMC

Exercise one of the greatest benefits of being a member of an
electric co-op by voting for the upcoming year’s board of directors.
Districts 4, 5 and 8 are up for election.

District 4: Jackson Township
Mike Kurtz

Mike Kurtz

Mike Kurtz is a grain and cattle farmer in Jackson Township. He raises Angus and Limousin cross beef cattle, as well as corn and soybeans. In addition to his work on the farm, Kurtz drives a school bus for the Prairie Heights School Corporation. 

He and his wife, Tina, have eight children and 11 grandchildren. His hobbies include cutting wood, motorcycle riding and hunting. He belongs to the Sons of the Legion at American Legion Orland Post 423 and is active in the American Legion Riders Association. He also sits on the board of directors for Jackson Township. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

Serving as a director for Steuben County REMC is his way of giving back to the community. He feels our REMC has certainly played an important part in bringing about positive changes in the quality of life for those living in northeast Indiana. Kurtz is the incumbent director from District 4.

District 5: Pleasant Township
Carter Snider

Carter Snider

As a current director, Carter Snider is honored to have received your support in the past and will continue to earn your support through his dedication to our co-op. 

Since elected to the board, Snider has completed the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate and Board Leadership Certificate from NRECA. He also has completed continuing education from NRECA on the topics of new, strategic and emerging technologies; financial decision making; and ethical decision making. In addition, Snider includes time for co-op learning activities through podcasts, videos, articles of interest and board and member conversations.  

He and his wife, Sandy, have been members of Steuben County REMC since 1999. He has volunteered on numerous charitable and service organizations over the years, including the board of Steuben County’s Operation Round Up from 2010 until 2014 when he was appointed to the REMC’s board. Snider is the incumbent director for District 5.

District 8: Steuben, Smithfield and Grant townships
Larry Jack

Larry Jack

Larry Jack is the owner and operator of Larry’s Repair Service in Pleasant Lake, repairing farm equipment. He and his wife, Karen, have one son. He belongs to the Pleasant Lake Lions Club and the Steuben County Antique Power Association. He likes to spend his free time working with antique farm equipment. 

He has always been interested in the REMC and how it serves the members and the community. Jack is the incumbent REMC director from District 8 and is currently serving as the vice president of the board. He is a director on the board of Indiana Electric Cooperatives. Larry has earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate, Board Leadership Certificate and Director Gold certificate.