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Alger Delta Cooperative's 2016 Annual Meeting

Alger Delta Board Elects New Executive Committee

The Alger Delta Cooperative Board of Directors elected new leadership at its reorganization meeting held on June 18, immediately following the cooperative's annual meeting. The board elected Dave Anthony as President. Anthony represents District 5 - Gourley / Cornell / LaBranche; is a former State Representative from the 108th district, a business owner and is employed by the Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Community.

The board also elected Paul Sederquist to the position of Vice President; and Nancy Gardner-Platt as Secretary/ Treasurer. Sederquist is a retired farmers and has served on the Alger Delta board for 27 years. Gardner-Platt is a retiree with seven years' experience on the board.

All of the new executive committee members ran unopposed and were elected by unanimous consent. The new leadership will take their seats at the regular board meeting in July where additional committee assignments will be determined.

Annual Meeting Highlights

Over 600 Attend Annual Meeting. Members Support LIEAF. Board Elects Leaders.

More than 600 people attended Alger Delta’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 18. The meeting featured a picnic-style cookout, games and activities for the whole family and many prize drawings. “The fun atmosphere helps draw the members in” said Tom Harrell, Alger Delta’s CEO. Harrell praised the Alger Delta board and staff for their efforts in putting the whole event together. “Without our great team, this event could not have been done. They’re just great!” he said.

Members Support LIEAF. During the business portion of the annual meeting, members discussed the cooperatives’ decision to participate in Michigan’s Low Income Energy Assistance Fund (LIEAF). The LIEAF program is funded through a $0.97 tax on electric meters and the money is used to help pay heating bills in the winter. Following the discussion, members overwhelmingly supported the boards decision to participate in the program.

Board Elects Leaders. Immediately following the Annual Meeting, the board met to elect new leadership. The board elected Dave Anthony as President. Anthony represents District 5 – Gourley / Cornell / LaBranche; is a former State Representative from the 108th district, a business owner and is employed by the Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Community.

The board also elected Paul Sederquist to the position of Vice President; and Nancy Gardner-Platt as Secretary/Treasurer. Sederquist is a retired farmer and has served on the Alger Delta board for 27 years. Gardner-Platt is a retiree with seven years’ experience on the board.