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.
Interested in becoming a board member? Get in touch with us.
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:
Don has been a Trico Member for more than 17 years and has more than 12 years of experience as a Board member. Don, who is retired, worked 35 years at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
"I, along with the other six Board members, am dedicated to providing our Members with reliable, safe, affordable electricity."
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."
Nick Buckelew represents the Three Points area. He’s a third generation Arizona retired farmer. He attended the University of Arizona on a golf scholarship and graduated with a degree in Business and Public Administration.
"I truly enjoy serving on the Board. I am confident we are positioning Trico to meet all our future needs."
"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."
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."
Jim has been a Trico Member and Saddlebrooke resident for 15 years. He has 35 years of experience in electric utility operations. He and his wife, Judy, have five children, 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
"The electric utility business is facing a lot of change in the renewable energy supply market. My goal is to focus on cost without sacrifice to reliability and safety."
Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
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