Director elections, bylaws, and resolutions

Basin Electric directors are elected to three-year terms at Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Directors from three districts were elected at the 2022 annual meeting held Nov. 9 in Bismarck, North Dakota. The Basin Electric board seats directors from 11 Class A membership districts.

re-elected directors:

  • Leo Brekel, District 5, Tri-State G&T Association
  • Mike McQuistion, District 7, Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative
  • Wayne Peltier, District 9

Other Basin Electric directors:

  • Kermit Pearson, District 1, East River Electric Power Cooperative
  • David Meschke, District 2, L&O Power Cooperative
  • Troy Presser, District 3, Central Power Electric Cooperative
  • Thomas Wagner, District 4, Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative
  • Daniel Gliko, District 6, Central Montana Power Cooperative
  • Allen Thiessen, District 8, Upper Missouri Power Cooperative
  • Paul Baker, District 10, Members 1st Power Cooperative
  • Jerry Beck, District 11, Corn Belt Power Cooperative


Members of the 2022 Bylaws Review Committee: Dave Onken, Jim Collins, Alan Johnstone, David Sigloh, Louis Reed, and Doug Hardy. Not pictured are James Ryken, Bob Sahr, David Hansen, Curt Dieren, Mark Brehm, Tom Meland, Matt Washburn, Tim Rabon, Duane Highley, Dwight Rossow, Kory Hammerbeck, Jeremy Mahowald, Casey Wells, Kevin Mikkelsen, Bill Mertz, and Ken Kuyper.

Basin Electric’s 2022 Bylaws Review Committee met Sept. 8 and Oct. 7. Both meetings were held virtually. The role of the committee, which is made up of one manager and one director from each district, is to review proposed amendments to the bylaws and provide recommendations to the membership.

During the Sept. 8 meeting, members of the committee elected Doug Hardy, CEO of Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative, as chairperson. The committee then reviewed an amendment to increase the amount Basin Electric can hold as deferred revenue from the current $300 million until Dec. 31, 2023 (at which point the total cannot exceed $200 million) to $500 million until Dec. 31, 2024 (at which point the limit would again be $200 million). At the Oct. 7 meeting the committee voted to recommend the amendment to the membership.

As required by the bylaws, the proposed amendment was included in the Notice of Annual Meeting, which was mailed on Oct. 12.


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Members of the 2022 Resolutions Committee are: Tom Wolf, Alan Johnstone, Jerry Beck, Louis Reed, Gary Bachman, Jim Collins (alternate), Kory Hammerbeck (alternate), Mark Brehm, Barbara Walz, David Sigloh, David Hansen, and Dave Onken. Not pictured are Dwight Rossow and Philip Habeck.

The Basin Electric Resolutions Committee, made up of directors from each of Basin Electric's districts and a Basin Electric board member, had its annual review meeting Sept. 13. The meeting was held virtually.

After re-electing David Sigloh, director from Upper Missouri Power Cooperative, as its chairperson, the committee reviewed the cooperative’s existing resolutions, making small edits and updates.

The Resolutions Committee met again Nov. 8, prior to Basin Electric’s 2022 Annual Meeting of the Membership to finish the resolutions for final consideration by the membership.

The 2022 resolutions were approved by members at the Annual Meeting on Nov. 9.