Two incumbents, one new director named to board following largest election in REMC’s history
Two incumbents and one new director were elected to serve on Northeastern’s board at the cooperative’s September 8 Member Appreciation Night and Annual Meeting.
Doug Schrader, District 2, and Tom Western, District 4, were reelected by members to serve another three year term on the board. Schrader has been a director for 38 years. Western has served on the board for 33 years.
Northeastern’s new director is Ingrid Tippmann Nicholson, representing District 3. Nicholson serves as an administrative assistant for the Communities of St. Joseph and St. Catherine. She is also a part-time bookkeeper/accountant for Hartley Tax and Accounting in Fort Wayne and Native Legacy of Arcola. She and her family reside on Meridian Road in Whitley County. Nicholson fills the position previously held by retiring board member Marjorie Kennedy Babbitt.
For the first time ever, the State of Indiana allowed cooperatives to open up voting ahead of annual meetings, using online and mail-in ballots. Votes received prior to the meeting, combined with those cast on September 8, resulted in making this the largest election, in terms of total votes cast, in the history of this cooperative. Nearly 2,700 ballots were received.
District 2: Doug Schrader
District 3: Ingrid Tippmann Nicholson
District 4: Thomas Western