Members may now file as director candidates

Posted on December 7, 2010

Rockford, MN (December 7, 2010) — Wright-Hennepin (WH) members can now submit nominations to compete for a seat on the cooperative’s Board of Directors in districts 2, 5 and 7. Members elected to these positions will begin their terms immediately after the 2011 Annual Meeting on March 29. 

Incumbent directors up for re-election in 2011 are Duane “Butch” Lindenfelser, district 2, Monticello; Chris Lantto, district 5, French Lake; and Sarah Evenson, district 7, Plymouth. All have declared their intent to seek re-election.

Members in these districts who would like to compete in the election need to file a “director nominee application form,” which can be found on WH’s website ( under the “Quick Links”). Fill it out and mail it along with a resume to: Wright-Hennepin, Attn: Dale Jans, Secretary/Treasurer, P.O. Box 330, Rockford, MN 55373. Application deadline is Feb. 7, 2011.

Members can find what district they live in by checking the label on their monthly Hotline Update newsletter. The district number is shown on the first line of the label, just above the member’s name. The “BD” stands for board district. If the member does not have a Hotline Update available, they can call a WH customer service representative at (763) 477-3000.

WH is a member-owned non-profit electric utility that provides electric power to Wright County and the western part of Hennepin County. The cooperative has been a corporate citizen in this area since 1937 and currently serves more than 46,000 electric accounts. The utility started its security division in 1989 that provides local home security solutions as well as monitors alarm systems for more than 50,000 customers in 32 states and three Canadian provinces.