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Pettersen elected as Lake Country Power board president

The Lake Country Power Board of Directors elected Carter Pettersen president during its monthly board meeting in March. Pettersen replaces Jack Huhta, who has served as board president since June 2011.

The Lake Country Power Board of Directors elected Carter Pettersen president during its monthly board meeting in March. Pettersen replaces Jack Huhta, who has served as board president since June 2011.

Pettersen, who will retire from the board in May, said he is honored to serve the role of president during his final two months of service for co-op members.

"The co-op is well-served by employees who work hard day-in and day-out delivering electricity in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible," he said.

"I thank the board for the opportunity to finish out my term in this new role and reinforce the fact that electric co-ops provide an essential service to rural areas -- areas that aren't profitable for other utilities to serve and where consumer numbers are low. We often overlook the importance of that service, even though employees work day-in and day-out, 365 days per year to make sure the lights are on, your phone is charged and your coffee is hot."

General Manager Greg Randa extended his thanks to Huhta for his guidance.

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"Jack's dedication to the co-op and his leadership have been relevant and significant the last two years," said Randa. "He's been a strong advocate for members and I appreciate his candid, straightforward approach."

In other action, the board elected George Harvey of Sand Lake to replace Pettersen as board secretary. Craig Olson of Culver remains vice president of the board and Don Simons of Grand Rapids retained his role as treasurer.

Pettersen will hold the role of board president until his retirement following the Lake Country Power annual meeting May 22.

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