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 a Trico Member
    • You are the proprietor of a business that is a Trico Member
    • You are the superintendent or principal of a school that is a Trico Member
    • You have been designated in writing to represent an organization that you are associated with, if they are a Trico Member

    You are not eligible to be a director, if one of the following applies:

    • You are not a Trico Member
    • You are employed by or part of an organization that competes with or sells energy supplies to Trico
    • You are an incumbent of an elected public office
    • You are a current employee of Trico, or have been employed by the Cooperative within the five years preceding the current election
    • You are related to a current Director or employee by blood or marriage


Don Black

District 1
Dove Mountain, Marana

Call: (520) 572-1711

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.”

Arnoldo Ballesteros Burruel

District 2
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.”

Nick Buckelew

District 3
Three Points, Robles Junction, Altar Valley

Call: (520) 822-2277

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.”

Marsha Thompson

District 4
Sahuarita, Green Valley

Call: (520) 975-5642

Marsha and her husband, Roger, raised their six children in Sahuarita. She has been an active volunteer in the public school system and the White Elephant Thrift Store in Green Valley for 18 years.

“I am grateful to serve my friends and community on the Trico Board of Directors.”

Joe King

District 5
Arivaca, Sasabe, Green Valley

Call: (520) 820-6751

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.”

Lawrence Hinchliffe

District 6
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.”

Jim Pyers

District 7
Saddlebrooke, Mt. Lemmon

Call: (520) 577-2492

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.”


How can I become a board member?
In order to be a board member, you must submit a nominating petition, signed by a minimum of 30 current Trico Members from the District in which you are running. The petition must be completed and submitted to Trico at least 75 days prior to the date of the election.
How can I contact my board member?
You can call or email your Board Member directly with the phone number or email provided on this web page.
How long do board members serve their term?
Board Members serve a three‐year term and can run for re‐election. Each year, two or three Board positions come up for election.

Trico Board Meetings are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Trico Electric Cooperative,
8600 W. Tangerine Road,
Marana, Arizona



FAX: (520) 353-1640


Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658

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