Directors and Districts

Who Represents the LCP Membership

Lake Country Power is an electric cooperative and is governed by a policy-making board of nine directors. Each director serves a term of three years. These directors are elected by members voting through a balloted election within their respective district. Results of the elections are announced at the annual meeting. 

The co-op’s board of directors is responsible for establishing Lake Country Power’s basic policies, goals and strategies. The board hires a manager to carry out these policies, strategies and the day-to-day operations of the cooperative. 

If you are interested in serving on Lake Country Power’s board of directors, you may receive a nomination packet when your respective district is up for election. Lake Country Power’s monthly newsletter, Newsline, announces when the nomination process begins.


Upcoming Elections

In accordance to Board Policy 112 Governance – As of February 6, 2019, the Cooperative received and has verified all required nomination materials from the members listed below. Their names will be placed on the 2019 director election ballot for their respective district. The nomination deadline was 4:30 p.m. February 6, 2019. See candidate biographies.

District 2 – Michael D. Forsman, Ely

District 4 – Craig G. Carlson, Grand Rapids

District 8 – James M. Huhta, Cromwell

District 8 – Danny G. Smith, Tamarack

Director ballots for District 2, 4 and 8, and the Annual Meeting notice will be mailed between March 28, 2019 and April 2, 2019. Online polls opened on March 28, 2019, at 8:00 a.m., and closed on April 16, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Ballots can still be cast at the Annual Meeting.

The 2019 Lake Country Power Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Lincoln Elementary School, Hibbing, Minnesota.    


Meet Lake Country Power's Board of Directors:

View map (PDF) of Lake Country Power's nine district locations within northern Minnesota.

Jason Long
District 1
8849 Beatty Road
Cook, MN 55723


Michael D. Forsman
District 2
1423 East Harvey Street
Ely, MN 55731

George Harvey, Secretary
District 3
7407 Comfort Point Road
Britt, MN 55710


Craig Carlson
District 4

25439 Piquant Way
Cohasset, MN 55721


Robert Bruckbauer
District 5
7267 Lakeside Park Drive NE
Remer, MN 56672


Dan Kingsley
District 6
349 Summit Avenue NE
Hill City, MN 55748

Craig D. Olson, President 
District 7 
8072 Swan Lake Road  
Culver, MN 55779

Jim Huhta 
District 8

2251 Holm Road
Cromwell, MN 55726


Sherman Liimatainen, Vice President
District 9
378 W St. Louis River Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


Monthly Board Meetings
Lake Country Power’s nine-member board of directors and staff meet once a month at 9:30 a.m. The board meetings are open for members to attend and are scheduled at Lake Country Power’s service centers on a rotating basis. Members are given an opportunity to speak at the beginning of the meeting and at the end of the meeting. If you are interested in attending a board meeting, call 1-800-421-9959 for more information.

2019 Board Meeting Dates

January 29, 2019 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Grand Rapids
February 26, 2019 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Kettle River
March 21, 2019 – Thursday 9:30 a.m. Mountain Iron
April 23, 2019 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Grand Rapids
May 28, 2019 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Kettle River
June 25, 2019 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Mountain Iron
July 29, 2019 – Monday 9:30 a.m. Grand Rapids
August 27, 2019 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Kettle River
September 24, 2019 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Mountain Iron
October 29, 2019 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Grand Rapids
November 26, 2019 – Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Kettle River
December 18, 2019 – Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Mountain Iron