Employees & Directors

Employees & Directors

Brown County Rural Electrical Association 2018 Board of Directors

Board members

Brown County REA Board of Directors,
L-R: Jim Mickelson, Reuben Kokesch, Brad Sprenger, Jim Hanson, Tom Hayes, Bill Berg, Greg Mages, Joel Christensen
and Allen Hanson.

Board of Directors
President James Mickelson - 507-794-6298                           Vice President William Berg - 507-766-1497                            Sec./Treas. James Hanson - 507-829-6756
Brad Sprenger 507-877-2633                                                   Allen Hanson 507276-0691                                                      Joel Christensen - 507-828-4550  
Greg Mages - 507-794-3540                                                    Reuben Kokesch - 507-359-2112                                             Thomas Hayes 507-228-8954

2019 Director Candidates Sought

Interested or know of someone who may be interested in running for a position as Director for your electric cooperative? Nominations are being sought for candidates to run for election in BCREA’s Districts 1, 4, and 5.

District 1 is made up of Stately, Bashaw, Burnstown and portions of North Star townships the city of Comfrey in Brown County, a portion of Brookville Township in Redwood County and part of Delton Township in Cottonwood County.  District 4 covers Sigel and Cottonwood townships in Brown County and part of Cambria Township in Blue Earth County.  District 5 consists of Stark and Leavenworth townships in Brown County. 

Nominating committees are made up of three members from each of the districts up for election. Per the cooperative’s by-laws, the nominating committee will nominate at least two candidates for each directorship at least 35 days before the Annual Meeting.  In addition, any 10 or more cooperative members residing in the district may submit a nomination with their signatures for a director in their district.  Nominations may also be made for a member residing in the district by another member who resides in the district at the annual meeting.

Members who reside in District 1, 4 or 5 and interested in being a director candidate, please complete and return the Director Candidate Application. Your name will be shared with the nomination committee for consideration as a candidate.

Directors will be elected at the 82nd Annual Meeting to be held the evening of April 11, 2019 at the Sleepy Eye Event Center.

Director Candidate Application

Cooperative By-laws


Brown County REA Staff

Mike Heidemann, Chief Operating Officer - mikeh@bcrea.coop

Darla Ruschen, Office Manager  -  d.ruschen@bcrea.coop

Brandon Havemeier, Operations & Engineering Manager - brandonh@bcrea.coop

Marcia Solie, Member Services Manager -  m.solie@bcrea.coop

Terry Helget, Accountant – t.helget@bcrea.coop

Dorine Wellmann, Customer Service

Jamie Goulson, Customer Service

Robyn Walter, Operations Secretary

General billing inquiries – bcrea@bcrea.coop


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