Stebbins Appointed To Tri-County Electric Board of Directors
Jim Stebbins of Clarksville has been selected to represent District 2 on the HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative board of directors. He will serve for the remainder of the current term, left open by the passing of long-time director Wayne Swiler on Dec. 19.
Stebbins, a member of the cooperative since 1974, also says he plans to run for election to the board in May, seeking a full term which begins after the co-op’s Annual Meeting in August.
“Being a member, I have experienced the quality of service and competitive rates at HomeWorks Tri-County Electric, that are far superior to investor-owned utilities,” Stebbins says. “I’m excited about the future changes and challenges and want to contribute my own experiences to the cooperative.”
Stebbins graduated from Grand Valley State University in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in history. Since then he was been an independent dairy farmer; worked for the National Farmers Organization as state livestock coordinator; been a lab technician at Hastings Manufacturing Company in Hastings; and was a line and shipment inspector for the Bradford White Corporation in Middleville.
He was a member of the Campbell Township Board of Review for 10 years; was president of the Woodland Fraternal Order of Eagles for three terms and also serves as treasurer time; and as a member of St. Edward’s Church, Lake Odessa, served on the parish building committee. He is divorced with five children and five grandchildren.
“We were pleased to have several outstanding candidates to consider for this open seat,” says board chairman Luke Pohl. “Jim brings to the board a good mix of experience and leadership, and we’re looking forward to seating him at the March board meeting.”