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Board of Trustees

The service area of Lorain-Medina Rural Electric is divided into nine districts, each with a member elected representative. Each district has one elected candidate to represent all of the members of that district for a term of three years. Board district map and district descriptions.

Members wanting to vie for the cooperative's board of trustees must submit a nominating petition bearing at least 25 signatures from their respective districts. A maximum of two candidates per district can appear on the official ballot. Should more than two district candidates submit nominating petitions, a runoff district-wide election will be conducted in May. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the district will have their names placed on the official ballot. The entire membership votes on candidates through mail/electronic ballot before the annual meeting. Results of the election will be announced at the annual meeting in July. View the trustee nomination and election schedule.

The Board of Trustees meets monthly. They are responsible for setting the cooperative's policies and rates, approving contracts and regularly review the operating performance of the cooperative and its appointed management. As representatives of the rural community, they communicate the interests of the cooperative's membership.

President: Rodney L. "John" Eaton - District 4
Vice President: Gary L. Rowland - District 1
Secretary: James R. McConnell - District 2
Treasurer: Keith E. Lowe - District 8

District 1

Trustee/Vice President:
Gary L. Rowland
22476 State Route 511
Wellington, OH 44090
Phone: 440-647-5882
E-mail:      growland@ncwcom.com

Rowland has been a Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative trustee since 1978. He was the president of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees from August 1997 to August 2003 and has served as vice president since 2003. Rowland represents Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative as a trustee on the Buckeye Power Board of Trustees. Rowland received his NRECA Board Leadership Certificate in 2007 and his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate in 1998.

OCCUPATION: Vice President, Harry Rowland Jr., Inc., Rochester, OH

District 2

Trustee/Secretary:
James R. McConnell
17567 Hallauer Road
Wellington, OH 44090
Phone: 440-775-3352
E-mail: jrmc@ncwcom.com

McConnell has been a Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative trustee since 1997. He currently serves as secretary of the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees, a position he has held since August 2013. McConnell represents Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative as a trustee on the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees. Me received his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate in 2005.

OCCUPATION: Self-employed farmer, Hickory Grove Farms, Inc., Pittsfield Township; President, Lorain County Rural Wastewater District (LORCO)

District 3

Trustee:
Kathleen E. Norton Fox
40229 Banks Rd.
Grafton, OH  44044
Phone: 440-935-2890  
E-mail: kayfoxlaw@aol.com

Fox was elected to the Lorain-Medina Electric Cooperative board in July 2016 after serving on the cooperative's People Fund Board for six years, four years as president. 

OCCUPATION: Fox is the CFO of Fox Veterinary Hospital, Inc.

District 4

Trustee/President:
Rodney L. "John" Eaton
48401 Bursley Road
Wellington, OH 44090
Phone: 440-213-8001
E-mail: fleag51@aol.com

Eaton was re-elected to the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative board in 1999 after serving on the cooperative's board from 1984 to 1996. He served as the board's secretary from August 1999 to August 2013 and currently serves as the boards president, a position he has held since August 2013. He earned his NRECA Board Leadership Certificate in 2003 and his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate in 2001.

OCCUPATION: Self-employed farmer, Huntington Township.

District 5

Trustee:
Judy A. Pickworth
14701 Whitehead Road
LaGrange, OH 44050
Phone: 440-355-6518
E-mail: jpickworth@yahoo.com

Pickworth was elected to the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative board in July 2006. She received he NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate in 2007.

OCCUPATION: Retired teacher, McCormick Middle Schools, Wellington Exempted Village Schools, Wellington, OH

District 6

Trustee:
Roy R. Norris
4646 Bryenton Road
Litchfield, OH 44253
Phone: 330-667-0769
E-mail: roynorrisww.msn.com

Norris was elected to the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative board in 2013.

OCCUPATION: Norris is retired from business and currently operates a small cattle farm in Litchfield. He was previously employed at Management Council Technology Solutions Group for two years as chief operations officer. He worked 12 years for WVIZ/PBS ideastream, working as a senior director of Educational Services (2003-2009) and chief of Educational Technology and K-12 services director (1997-2003).

District 7


Trustee: 
 Brenda Wolfe

 Phone:
 E-mail: 
Brenda.wolfe@zoominternet.net
 Brenda Wolfe of Sullivan Township was appointed to the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees at its June 2015 meeting. She replaces Nova’s  Paul Bowman, who resigned in February citing health concerns.

OCCUPATION: Wolfe is the services manager for Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Co., an Avon-based law firm, where she’s worked for 15 years.

 

District 8

Trustee/Treasurer:
Keith E. Lowe
10933 Simcox Road
Homerville, OH 44235
Phone: 330-625-2075
E-mail: lonutrit@aol.com

Lowe was elected to the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative board in 1997. He currently serves as the board's treasurer, a position he has held since August 1999. He earned his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate in 2003.

OCCUPATION: Owner, KEL Nutrition, Homerville, OH

District 9

Trustee:
Richard K. Indoe
7833 Richmond Road
Lodi, OH 44254
Phone: 330-948-1427
E-mail: Richmanfrm@aol.com

Indoe was elected to the Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative board in 2000. He received his NRECA Board Leadership Certificate in 2012 and his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate in 2003.

OCCUPATION: Self-employed dairy and crop farmer, Richmond Farms in Harrisville Township. He is also a Harrisville Township Trustee.

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