Annual Meeting - Director Elections
EnerStar directors are cooperative members elected democratically by the Cooperative membership. The official notice of the meeting and voting ballots were mailed to all members in mid-February. Ballots must be received in the cooperative office by Friday, March 23, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. or can be brought to the annual meeting on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Candidate for Voting District A,
Representative District 2, 2018
Kevin is a 1976 graduate of Shiloh High School and has lived in his voting district for 55 years. He grew up on a farm and worked in farming in his early career. He has recently retired as a senior electrician for Peabody Energy and Pittman Mine Services. After retiring, he has continued his education to maintain both federal and state electrical licenses.
Kevin is currently the highway commissioner for Shiloh Township, where he was previously a trustee for over 30 years. He is a founding member of the Northern Edgar County Ambulance board, where he currently serves as president. He is also the representative for EnerStar on the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives board in Springfield.
Kevin and his wife Pam, a librarian at Shiloh School, have three daughters and two grandchildren. In his free time, Kevin likes going camping and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys running a small trenching and backhoe service.
After serving two terms as the District 2 representative, Kevin believes EnerStar currently has a very diverse board for making many difficult decisions in order to keep the co-op headed in the right direction.
Candidate for Voting District B,
Representative District 4, 2018
John Fell, incumbent candidate for District 4, is a lifelong resident of Kansas, where he graduated from Kansas High School in 1973. He then went on and graduated from Lake Land College in 1975 with an associate degree in agriculture production and management. Fell farms the family farm north of Kansas with the help of his son Josh.
Fell has served as a director of the EnerStar Electric Cooperative Board since 1985 and has held office as Secretary-Treasurer since 1993. Fell is certified by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) as a Credentialed Cooperative Director.
Staying abreast of the ever-changing world of regulations involving purchase and distribution of electricity is one of the many concerns of our cooperative. Maintaining affordable and reliable electricity to the membership is one of my main goals.
Fell has also served on the Kansas School Board, the Clear Talk Communications Board and Harmony Cemetery Board. He is involved with the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and belongs to the Paris Chapter PI. He is a member of Kansas United Methodist Church.
Fell has three sons: Joshua, owner of Midwestfirst.com wireless internet service, Jeffrey is general manager of food services at the University of Indianapolis and Kyle lives in Greenville, Texas, working for L3 Technologies.
Fell enjoys many hobbies that includes riding ATVs and motorcycles, fishing, hunting, skating, dancing, and singing.
Candidate for Voting District C,
Representative District 7, 2018
Jeremy was raised on a farm north of Martinsville and has lived in his district his whole life. He graduated from Martinsville High School in 1999. He attended Lake Land College in Mattoon and received two certificates, one in ag mechanics and one in ag business in 2001. After college, he worked for Illini FS in Martinsville and Effingham Equity in Marshall as a custom applicator at both locations. In 2008, Jeremy got the opportunity to go back to work on the family farm north of Martinsville and has worked there since.
Jeremy has volunteered for the Clark County 4-H program in many capacities: beef superintendent, youth committee, fair judge for tractor driving contest, and along with two other 4-H alumni started the 4-H Tractor SPIN club. He also served on the Clark County Ag Ed Association for four years, served on the Auburn township board for four years and as road commissioner for Auburn township for three years. Jeremy and his wife Abby live next to the family farm north of Martinsville and have one son Hudson who is 3 and are expecting a girl in February.
Jeremy was asked in April to fill the position of a retiring director. He feels it’s been a learning experience on how a cooperative works and looks forward to learning more and being beneficial to the board. He believes he could bring a younger perspective to the board if elected.