Officers re-elected for the upcoming year (from left), include: King Martin, a trustee from Red River Valley Rural Electric Association in Marietta, who was named as secretary-treasurer for another term; Donnie Bidegain, who serves on the Board of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative in Clovis, N.M., who was re-elected
as assistant secretary-treasurer; Charles Hickey (seated), who serves on the Board of Northfork Electric Cooperative in Sayre, was re-elected as WFEC Board President; and Mike Lebeda, a trustee from Kay Electric Cooperative in Blackwell, who was re-elected as vice president.
WFEC Board of Trustees Elects 2018-19 Officers
The incumbent officers for the Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) Board of Trustees were all returned to their respective roles for the upcoming year, during an Organizational Meeting, hosted Wednesday, April 18 at the cooperative’s Anadarko Headquarters. The nominations for Board trustees and alternate trustees were also approved during Wednesday’s session that followed the Annual Meeting of Members. These meetings followed the regular monthly Board meeting, at which WFEC staff and distribution cooperative personnel discuss business operations and various projects with Board members.
Other Board members, listed with their respective cooperative, include: Greg Goetz, Alfalfa Electric Cooperative; Gary Crain, Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative; Charles Wagner, Central Valley Electric Cooperative (N.M.); George Burns, Choctaw Electric Cooperative; Gene Peters, Cimarron Electric Cooperative; Clint Pack, CKenergy Electric Cooperative; Charles Spencer, Cotton Electric Cooperative; Max Shoemake, East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative; Jean Pence, Harmon Electric Association; David Ray, Kiamichi Electric Cooperative; John Graham, Lea County Electric Cooperative (N.M.); Ray O. Smith, Northwestern Electric Cooperative; Rusty Grissom, Oklahoma Electric Cooperative; Jerry Partin, Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative (N.M.); Gary Jones, Rural Electric Cooperative; Jeff Willingham, Southeastern Electric Cooperative; Don Ellis, Southwest Rural Electric Association; and Heath Sirmons, Altus Air Force Base (non-voting member).