2023 Annual Meeting
The 73rd Annual Meeting of Lane-Scott Electric was held on July 18, 2023, at the Lane Co. Fairgrounds in Dighton, KS. Approximately 400 Lane-Scott Electric members and guests gathered for free fair rides, a delicious BBQ dinner by John Ross & Co. Signature Catering, and a complimentary gift from Lane-Scott Electric.
The business portion of the Annual Meeting included approval of the Minutes from the 2022 Annual Meeting and Treasurer’s Report. Recognition of employees and trustees, with special recognition to Board of Trustee retirees, Paul Seib Jr. and Richard Sorem and employees Leighton Ayers and Rebecca Campbell who received their 15-year recognition.
General Manager, Richard McLeon, announced the eight 2023 Continuing Education Scholarship recipients, Sawyer Bowman, Gui Griffith, Kaylee Hendrickson, Logan Mauch, Mackayla Miller, Caitlin Smee, Dawson Stoecklein, and Alencio Zarate. Mr. McLeon presented the Manager’s Report which highlighted Lane-Scott’s commitment to low rates and high reliability as well as the changing electrical industry.
Guest speaker, Lee Tafanelli, the CEO of Kansas Electric Cooperatives (KEC) gave an update on the affairs at KEC, the relationship and services provided to rural electric cooperatives, and the changes and challenges Kansas electric cooperatives are facing.
The Board of Trustee election results were announced from the mail-in and electronically cast ballots. Susan Nuss was elected to represent Hodgeman and Finney County District, Randy Evans to continue representing Lane and Gove, and James Jordan for Ness and Rush. Results as tabulated and verified by a contracted third party were as follows: