Federated Rural Electric’s 88th Annual Meeting


(Jackson, MN) — After three years of a drive-in annual meeting, this year, Federated Rural Electric will host an in-person meeting and meal.

The meeting is conducted in the air-conditioned Martin County West High School gym in Sherburn. Park at the high school, in the grassy area south of the football field, at the elementary school across the highway or along the street. Federated will have two golf carts to help transfer people from these different parking areas to the school.

During meeting registration from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., members receive the election ballots if they have not already voted by mail. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Federated members will learn about the cooperative’s highlights for the year. President David Hansen and General Manager Scott Reimer will give reports on the year in review and a preview of 2024.

Members will also elect one director for the Board and two members to serve on the Nominating Committee; terms for all positions start December 1, 2023. Director candidates for District At-Large are: Douglas Landsteiner, Fairmont; Jon Saxen, Sherburn; and Gordon Toupal, Fairmont.

The Nominating Committee candidate for the District 5 is John T. Garbers, Welcome. Meanwhile, the District 6 candidate is: Ron Fowler, Truman.

Federated members should bring along their July Connections newsletter, which includes their registration card, to register to vote.

Federated is a Touchstone Energy electric cooperative serving 6,900 members in Jackson and Martin Counties.