Employees & Directors
Brown County Rural Electrical Association 2019 Board of Directors
Brown County REA Board of Directors,
L-R: Jim Mickelson, Brad Sprenger, Jim Hanson, Greg Mages, Tom Hayes, Bill Berg, Reuben Kokesch, Joel Christensen and Allen Hanson.
Board of Directors
President James Mickelson 507-794-6298 email@example.com
Vice President William Berg 507-766-1497 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sec./Treas. James Hanson 507-829-6756 email@example.com
Brad Sprenger 507-877-2633 firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen Hanson 507-276-0691 email@example.com
Joel Christensen 507-828-4550 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Mages 507-794-3540 email@example.com
Reuben Kokesch 507-359-2112 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Hayes 507-228-8954 email@example.com
BCREA Seeking Director Candidates
Retirement creates vacancy in District 8
Brown County REA Directors are cooperative members, just like you. They represent you on the co-op board while responsibly overseeing the business of the co-op and determining strategic direction.
The cooperative model depends on its members to provide leadership and guidance. Each year, Brown County REA holds a director election in three of its nine districts. The election process ensures that every member has a voice in the operation of the cooperative and that any member in good standing may seek election to the Board of Directors.
For the April 2, 2020 Annual Meeting, nominations are being sought for candidates to be on the ballot in BCREA’s Districts 2, 3, and 8.
District 2 consists of Mulligan and Albin townships in Brown County and part of Nelson Township in Watonwan County. Brad Sprenger is the current District 2 Director. District 3 is made up of Lake Hanska and Linden townships and the City of Hanska in Brown County, plus parts of Riverdale and Madelia townships in Watonwan County. The present director is Allen Hanson. District 8 includes Ridgley, West Newton, North and South Lafayette townships, portions of Cairo and Severance, plus part of Courtland townships in Nicollet County. Incumbent Director Reuben Kokesch is retiring and will not seek re-election.
If interested in being a candidate please complete and return the director candidate application below. You may also contact a member of your district’s nominating committee. Contact the office for the nominating committee list. Nomination forms must be completed before February 24.
In addition, any 10 or more members residing in the district may submit a nomination for a director in their district through a signed petition, which must be submitted to Board Secretary James Hanson by Fri., March 6. Nominations may also be made at the annual meeting for a member residing in the district by another residing member of the district.
Brown County REA Staff
Mike Heidemann, Chief Operating Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Darla Ruschen, Office Manager - email@example.com
Brandon Havemeier, Operations & Engineering Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcia Solie, Member Services Manager - email@example.com
Terry Helget, Accountant – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorine Wellmann, Customer Service
Cynthia Hansen, Customer Service
Robyn Walter, Operations Secretary
General billing inquiries – email@example.com