Ready to vote for your board of directors?


Posted on May 20 2024 in Noble REMC

It’s time to vote for your board of directors and mark your calendars for the Noble REMC Annual Meeting.


All Noble REMC members will receive a ballot in the mail around mid-May. You can mark your vote, approve the 2023 Annual Meeting Minutes, tear off the ballot on the perforation and send it back in the prepaid return envelope.

You will have the opportunity to meet your board of directors candidates at the Member Appreciation Event on May 30.

Ballots must be postmarked by June 5 to be counted in this year’s election.


District 3

Andy Strack, retired businessman and current East Noble School Corporation transportation secretary, represents District 3 and serves as secretary of the board. He was first elected in 2002.

He is a past president of Kendallville Rotary Club and NASA soccer, as well as previously part of the scholarship committee for the Community Foundation of Noble County.

Why does he want to serve?

“It is a great way to contribute to the community, as well as use my business experience to help the REMC.”

District 6

A retired banker and current Noble County Councilman, George Bennett, of rural Albion, was elected to represent District 6 in 2018.

He has since earned multiple certificates from our national organization, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), including Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate, Board Leadership Certificate and recently Director Gold Credential. He is currently a member of Albion Rotary Club, Grace Christian Church and Noble County Plan Commission.

Why does he want to serve?

“It is an honor and privilege to be part of Noble REMC, an excellent organization that provides a vital service to my community.”

District 7

Kendallville resident Mark Demske, owner of a Biggby Coffee franchise, has represented District 7 since 2018.

He serves on the boards of Community State Bank and Community Foundation of Noble County. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus.

Why does he want to serve?

“I would like to continue on the board to continue to gain more knowledge of the electric business. It is always encouraging to see all the good things that Noble REMC is doing to keep rates as low as possible, continue to be a safe work environment and continue to give back to our community.”


Noble REMC’s Annual Meeting will be broadcast to members on YouTube ( and Facebook ( at 5 p.m. on June 13. We will discuss the state of the co-op and will announce the winners of the board of directors’ election.