Board of Directors

MREA’s member cooperatives are divided into seven districts, and two directors from each district sit on the MREA Board, which is comprised of 14 voting directors. Directors are nominated at MREA district meetings, elected at the MREA Annual Meeting, held in February or March, and serve staggered three-year terms. The MREA Board of Directors meet bi-monthly on the third Tuesday and Wednesday.

Map of w4's in Minnesota

Wes Waller
MREA District 2
North Itasca Electric Co-op, Inc.

Rick Coe
First Vice Chair
MREA District 1
Beltrami Electric Co-op, Inc.

Ken Fiereck
Second Vice Chair
MREA District 7
Connexus Energy

Ron Stevens
MREA District 6
MiEnergy Cooperative

Warren Rau
MREA District 3
Agralite Electric Cooperative

Jim Connelly
MREA District 4
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative

Sandy Ludeman
MREA District 5
Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Stacy Miller
MREA District 7
Dakota Electric Association

Jeff Nornes
MREA District 1
Wild Rice Electric Cooperative

Ron Schwartau
MREA District 5
Nobles Cooperative Electric

Jerry Tvedt
MREA District 4
East Central Energy

Tim Velde
MREA District 3
Minnesota Valley Cooperative Light & Power

John Wells
MREA District 6
BENCO Electric Cooperative

Barb Welty
MREA District 2
Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative