Despite District Lines, You Elect All of Your Trustees!
A Cooperative is democracy in action. The member/owners run the cooperative through their elected representatives on the Board of Trustees. Each year, three of the nine Co-op districts come up for election. This year, those are District 9 (Terry Crooks, Libby), District 6 (Duane Braaten, West Valley & Marion), and District 8 (Jerry Bygren, Bigfork). As a member of the Cooperative, you have the right to vote every year, regardless of which district you live in. Mailed ballots go out April 20 and electronic ballots will be available on April 24.
Meet Your Trustees
- Duane Braaten | 6 – West Valley/Marion
- Terry Crooks | 9 – Libby
- Jerry Bygren | 8 – Bigfork
- Steve Streich | 4 – Helena Flats — Columbia Falls Stage
- Gary Boe | 7 – Kalispell, S. of Hwy 2
- Alan Ruby | 5 – Kalispell, N. of Hwy 2
- Jake Van Houten | 2 – Lakeside, Somers, Creston, Rollins, & Cooke City
- Jay Downen | 3 – Whitefish
- Stacey Schnebel | 1 – Columbia Falls — Essex