One of the many benefits of Trico is that it is owned and governed by you, our Members. Our Board of Directors are Trico Members who have been elected to govern and direct the affairs of the Cooperative. As a Trico Member, you too are eligible to run for a seat on the Board and become an advocate for both Trico and your community.
Directors are nominated and elected by you, our Trico Members. Elections are held once a year, during our Annual Meeting usually held in April. Directors serve a three‐year term and can run for re‐election. Each year, two or three Board positions come up for election.
You are eligible to be a director, if one of the following applies:
You are not eligible to be a director, if one of the following applies:
Mr. Rutherford was a Senior Vice President for 20 years for a cooperative in Kansas that served over 40 children’s hospitals in the U.S. He is currently chair of the Financial Affairs Committee for The Highlands at Dove Mountain and has years of Board experience, including serving as a Board member at a savings bank, children’s hospital and a landscaping company.
“I believe the best way to serve Members is through strategic financial planning to anticipate and prepare for the future, while managing the current day-to-day business operations.”
Marana, Avra Valley
Call: (520) 631-2121
Mr. Burruel has been a Trico Member for 36 years. He is the owner of Burruel & Burruel Farms.
“My family has been in the area for quite some time now. I am aware of the needs and challenges of Marana. While here, I have built a successful farm operation. My goal on the Trico board will be to continue to supply the dependable and reasonably priced power we have become accustomed to.”
Avra Valley, Picture Rocks, Star Valley
Call: (305) 998-9716
Mr. Birkhimer retired in December 2021 from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association after nearly 40 years of electric utility experience. He has worked for investor-owned utilities, taught powerline schools and worked for three electric cooperatives across seven states.
“I have dealt with the challenges electric cooperatives face today. I would like to offer my experience serving Trico Members. I am convinced the electric cooperative business model is alive and well, able to meet the challenges.”
“I am grateful to serve my friends and community on the Trico Board of Directors.”
Joe has been a Trico Member for all his life. The John F. King and Son, Inc. Cattle Ranch has been a Member since 1955. He is a fourth-generation cattle rancher in Three Points. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2003 with a degree in Agricultural Economics.
“Our Electric Cooperative is a very important part of our cattle ranch. I am very interested in energy resources and ensuring that our business and other Trico Members have access to reliable, safe and efficient power in our community.”
Corona de Tucson, Vail
Call: (520) 867-8073
Larry, current Board President, has been a resident of Corona de Tucson for 14 years and has been a member of the Board for 11 years – 3 years as Vice President and currently as the Board President. He is retired from the U.S. Department of Energy/Atomic Energy Commission where he served as a scientist and safety officer during his 40-year career.
“I believe the primary job of the Trico Board is to ensure rates are as low as possible while maintaining a safe, reliable system.”
Kevin is a 12-year resident of Arizona and has been a Member of Trico for three years. Kevin worked for Ross Perot at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), where he taught operating system internals and planned EDS data centers. He spent the next 30 years in domestic and global sales roles. He was elected to the Board in April 2022.
“As a longtime customer and supporter of utility cooperatives, I am interested in leveraging technology to provide stable, flexible and affordable service with a focus on renewable and alternate sources of energy.”
Trico Board Meetings are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Trico Electric Cooperative,
8600 W. Tangerine Road,
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