MEET THE 2020 DIRECTOR CANDIDATES
Members of the Cass County Electric Cooperative Board of Directors are elected to three-year terms every spring. Directors must be members of the cooperative and be a bona fide resident of the director district in which they are seeking directorship. That means you, as a member, can have a say in Cass County Electric operations by voting for your directors. Democratic member control is one of the principles that sets cooperatives apart from other types of businesses and utilities.
Jeff Triebold (I) District 4
As a kid, I grew up on a farm that was served by Cass County Electric Cooperative. Later in life, I moved into Cass County Electric’s service territory because I knew I wanted to serve the members and the cooperative. I believe my past and present work experience will provide valuable input for the cooperative and its members. I want to keep Cass County Electric progressively moving forward, so all members are proud. I will continue to work with fellow directors to keep your cooperative financially healthy, retain the cooperatives’ reliability and ensure topics like affordable rates are at the forefront of the conversation. Thank you for your trust.
Marcy Svenningsen (I) At Large
I believe that it is important to be an active participant in my community, not only in my occupations but using my abilities to serve others. My rural background and experience in business give me a unique perspective that allows me to represent all the members of the cooperative proactively and fairly. I am committed to dedicating the time necessary to be informed and educated about the issues facing the cooperative. I have appreciated the opportunity to serve as a director, and humbly ask the members to allow me to continue to do so in the future.
Terry Kraft District 5 (2)
I have always had an interest in electrical power generation and distribution, and the impact it has on society. Service levels provided by Cass County Electric Cooperative (some of the best in the country) impacts all of us daily and should never be taken for granted. Serving as a volunteer Cass County Electric director would allow me to utilize my past management and operational experience to help support the cooperative’s mission and future initiatives for growth. I look forward as a volunteer to serve the community.
Brad Maasjo District 5 (2)
I grew up on a farm 10 miles south of Valley City, where I watched my dad and grandfather set an example of public service cooperatives I hold today. I attended NDSU, received a commission, and served 27 years in the U.S Air Force. After the Air Force, I joined the VA Medical Center in Fargo as an Information Technology Specialist. In the military, I had the privilege to command a squadron, group and wing level where I was fortunate to work with great people. I received excellent executive-level training on developing new missions, core values, and measurable objectives. I know with my background, I could serve the board well, bringing fresh perspectives and unique experiences.
Dr. Tom Seymour (I) District 5 (2)
My experiences as a North Dakota state senator, city alderman, SRT cooperative director and technology professor have helped me be an appropriate leader during my first three years on the board. Immediately, I obtained the Credentialed Cooperative Director designation and have shown leadership and electrical industry knowledge at our Cass County Electric Cooperative board meetings. Our outstanding leadership and employees have been the key to our cooperative’s success. I promote our mission statement to serve our members’ energy needs with affordable and reliable electricity. Do review my website: www.tomseymour66.com to view my qualifications.
ABSENTEE VOTING BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
At Cass County Electric Cooperative, we have historically chosen our board of directors by voting at the annual meeting. Thanks to the board of directors, if you are unable to attend the annual meeting in person, you can now vote absentee. To receive your absentee ballot, simply reach out and we will mail it to you!
Stop by our office 4100 32nd Ave. S. Fargo, ND 58104
Give us a call toll free 800-248-3292 or locally 701-356-4400
Send us an email at email@example.com
Fill out our online form: https://casscountyelectric.com/contact-us
BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED BY FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020 AT 4:30 P.M.