Lake Country Power will hold the annual meeting at 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Cohasset Service Center. Due to COVID-19 and ongoing uncertainties related to the pandemic, the meeting will be for the sole purpose of carrying out the 2020 Director elections in Districts 3, 6 and 7. The meeting will be closed to public attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing health concerns, restrictions and public safety. Election results will be announced following the meeting on the cooperative’s website, www.lakecountrypower.coop.
Candidates running for the LCP Board this year include:
George Harvey, Britt*
Daniel Kingsley, Hill City*
Donald Simons, Grand Rapids
Craig Olson, Culver*
The following members have completed the necessary qualification questionnaire and submitted a timely petition signed by 15 Lake Country Power members to be considered a candidate for director of Lake Country Power.
George W. Harvey - District 3
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of my district for electing me over the years. I have been on the board for 17 plus years. Your patronage has been greatly appreciated. My wife Phyllis and I presently reside in Britt, Minnesota.
Currently I am the board secretary and have been for a number of years. I am also president of the Lake Country Power Holdings which oversees the operation of our two for-profit subsidiaries, Lake States Tree Service and Lake States Construction. These two subsidiaries have become immensely successful, returning back to Lake Country Power about a half a million dollars per year. I have completed my CCD (Certified Cooperative Director) and BLC (Board Leadership Certificate) to advance my co-op knowledge.
As your director, I will continue to actively work to have reliable electric power delivered at the lowest possible cost. These have always been my priorities along with maintaining a great relationship with the member owners. I would appreciate your support in the upcoming election, thank you.
Daniel Kingsley - District 6
Hello, I’m Dan Kingsley.
I am 63 years old, married to Barbara. We are residents of Hill City and have lived in the Hill City area with my family since 1978.
I am now retired after working more than 40 years as a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 49. During this time, I served 15 years on the Hill City School Board and on the Union Executive Board, and Board of Trustees.
I continue to serve my community as a member of the Hill City Fire Department, Lions Club, Haypoint Snowmobile Club, and as Mayor of Hill City.
I have spent the last three years as your Region 6 representative for LCP. This time has been enjoyable and rewarding, working with the other 8 region directors and leaders of LCP. I have recently completed the Board required 5 education credits gaining my Credentialed Co-op Director (CCD) Certificate.
If re-elected as Director of Region 6, I will continue to do my best to represent you, the member, as your voice in my role as Region 6 Director.
Donald C. Simons - District 6
I am a farmer in Splithand Township, and I would like to be your sixth district director for the upcoming term. As a lifelong resident of Itasca County, and based on present and past leadership skills, as well as my continuing efforts for the betterment of our rural areas, I feel I would be an asset in representing the members of Lake Country Power once more.
Board of managers of the Minnesota State Fair for 15 years, retiring as president in January 2001.
I have been a director and president of the Itasca County Fair Board.
I served 28 years as supervisor/treasurer of the Itasca Soil and Water Board.
I serve on the board of Itasca Mutual Insurance.
I served 11 years in the Army.
Worked as a deputy in the Itasca County Sherriff’s Department.
Having served the co-op for 18 years in the past, my goals remain to continue to deliver reliable electricity at an economical rate, and to give capital credits to the members annually.
Craig D. Olson - District 7
Current Lake Country Power Board President.
Current Lake Country Power Director District 7.
Completed credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) 5 courses on Co-op governance.
59 years old, married Cindy 39 years. We have three grown children and 6 grandsons.
Graduated from Albrook High School.
Completed apprenticeship in Painters and Decorators program, attended Vo-Tech Trades School.
Worked as a journeyman painter 12 years. Current Business Manager of Painters Local 106 Duluth, Iron Range.
I have lived in Culver, MN for more than 30 years.
Current President of the Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council.
Former Secondary Vocational Instructor at Lake Superior College.
Throughout my career, I have worked volunteering on projects including Duluth House of Hope Cancer Care Facility, Salvation Army Board, United Way Board, Great Lakes Aquarium Board, Miller Dwan Hospice Art Cetra, Duluth Vietnam Memorial on the Duluth Lakewalk.
Member of Alborn Fire Department/First Responder and medical training officer.
MN State Snowmobile Instructor, member Alborn Sno-Devils.
Cindy and I enjoy spending time at our cabin on Lake Vermillion.