Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op (PIE&G) held its 84th annual meeting on Friday, October 22 in Posen. According to Board Chair Allan Berg, “The annual meeting is a great example of cooperative principles in action. Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members. Members have equal voting rights –one member, one vote – and co-ops are organized in a democratic manner.”
Each year elections are held for three (3) positions on the PIE&G Board of Directors. After all ballots were counted, the successful candidates winning election to three-year terms (2021-2024) are: Sandra Borowicz (incumbent, Cheboygan District), Daryl Peterson (incumbent, Montmorency District) and Sally Knopf, (incumbent, At-Large District). The number of votes that each candidate received is as follows:
Cheboygan District: Sandra Borowicz 1,378 (Luanne Thomas 360)
Montmorency District: Daryl Peterson 1,171 (Curtis Render 573)
At-Large Isle District: Sally Knopf 543 (Dallas Hyde 483, Warren Kowalewsky 383, Kimberlee Pappas 353, and Jesse Streich 134).
Immediately following the meeting, the board of directors held their election of officers and the results are: Chair – Allan Berg; Vice Chair – John Brown; Secretary – Sandy Borowicz; and Treasurer – Daryl Peterson.
Charlene S. from Hillman won the drawing for the $100 bill credit for voting by mail. In other business, members heard reports from the cooperative’s auditor and the Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Sobeck.
The meeting was recorded is available for viewing below.