Board of Directors


The board of directors establishes the basic business policies, the same as the board of directors of any other corporation.  The board employs a manager who is responsible for all operational details.

Your board of directors is chosen through elections each year at the annual meeting. Each of the nine directors are elected for a three-year term and may be re-elected. Majority vote at the annual meeting decides who is elected. Terms are staggered; three directors are elected each year. Directors are limited to seven (7) successive three-year terms.

Any members, including incumbents, must be nominated by petition to run for the board of directors. Starting in 2013, any member wanting to be a director will need to obtain twenty-five (25) signatures on a petition to be eligible to run.

Your board of directors meets regularly on the fourth Thursday of each month at the headquarters in Camp Point. Your board, as required, holds additional special meetings. Directors receive no salary; they are reimbursed for travel expenses and receive a per diem for meetings attended.

Directors must receive electric service from the Co-op at their primary residence.They pay the same rates for electric service and follow the same policies as all other members.  They are not eligible to serve on the board if they have any conflicting business interest.

What is Expected of a Director?

Director candidates often ask this question when they consider running for the board. Click here to see a list of the minimum requirements for an Adams Electric Cooperative director.

Additional details are provided in Adams Electric Cooperative’s Bylaws.

Request a Director Petition Form.

Meet Your Directors

District #1

Eric Ewing from Rushville

Representing District #1, consisting of Astoria township of Fulton County and Littleton, Oakland, Buena Vista, Woodstock, Browning, Rushville, Bainbridge, Hickory and Frederick townships of Schuyler County.

Eric is serving his 1st year on the Board of Directors.

District #2

Brent Clair from Loraine

Representing District #2, consisting of Keene, Northeast and Houston townships of Adams County and Augusta, Chili and St. Albans townships of Hancock County.

Brent is serving his 1st year on the Board of Directors.

District #3

Laura Meyer from Liberty, Secretary

Representing District #3, consisting of Gilmer, Columbus, Burton and Liberty townships of Adams County.

Laura is serving her 7th year on the Board of Directors. She has earned the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership Certificates.

District #4

Jim Ward from Mt. Sterling

Representing District #4, consisting of Mt. Sterling, Elkhorn, Ripley, Cooperstown and Versailles townships of Brown County.

Jim is serving his 3rd year on the Board of Directors.

District #5

Kris Farwell from Plymouth, Treasurer

Representing District #5, consisting of St. Mary township of Hancock County; Birmingham, Camden, Huntsville and Brooklyn townships of Schuyler County; Bethel and LaMoine townships of McDonough County.

Kris is serving her 6th year on the Board of Directors. She has earned the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate and Board Leadership Certificate.

District #6

Tom Travis from Payson

Representing District #6, consisting of Melrose, Fall Creek, Payson, Richfield and Beverly townships of Adams County; Kinderhook, Barry, Fairmount and Hadley townships of Pike County.

Tom is serving his 3rd year on the Board of Directors. He has earned his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate and Board Leadership Certificate.

District #7

Jim Benz from Quincy

Representing District #7, consisting of Ellington, Lima, Mendon, Riverside and Ursa townships of Adams County; Rocky Run and Walker townships of Hancock County.

Jim is serving his 20th year on the Board of Directors. He has earned the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director, Board Leadership, and Director Gold Certificates.

District #8

Roger Busen from Timewell, President

Representing District #8, consisting of Buckhorn, Lee, Missouri and Pea Ridge townships of Brown County.

Roger is serving his 11th year on the Board of Directors. Roger has earned the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership Certificates.

District #9

Becky Barlow from Clayton, Vice President

Representing District #9, consisting of Camp Point, Clayton, Concord, Honey Creek and McKee townships of Adams County.

Becky is serving her 11th year on the Board of Directors. Becky has earned the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director, Board Leadership and Director Gold Certificates.

Director Districts