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YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS


ABOUT THE BOARD

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.

HOW ARE DIRECTORS ELECTED?

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.

  • WHO IS ELIGIBLE

    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
  • WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE

    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

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Don Black

District 1
Dove Mountain, Marana

Call: (520) 572-1711
Email: doncblack@msn.com

Don has been a Trico Member for more than 14 years. He worked 35 years at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

"I am dedicated to providing our Members with reliable, safe, affordable electricity."

Brad Despain

District 2
Marana, Avra Valley

Call: (520) 682-3914
Email: cbdespain@trico.coop

Brad and his wife, Donna, have been Trico Members for 50 years. He has served on the Trico Board for 25 years. He is a self-employed rancher. He was Utilities Director for the Town of Marana and managed Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District.

"My goal is to hold down rates and provide reliable, safe service to the Members of Trico"

Nick Buckelew

District 3
Three Points, Robles Junction, Altar Valley

Call: (520) 822-2277
Email:  nickbuckelew@protonmail.com

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
Email: marshat@trico.coop

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."

Barbara Stockwell

District 5
Arivaca, Sasabe, Green Valley

Call: (520) 398-9400
Email: bstockwell@trico.coop

Barbara has been a member for more than 50 years. She was a school teacher and owned the Stockwell Honey Co. in Arivaca (with its 1,400 hives) for many years.

"There is so much happening in the electric industry and the rural electric cooperative world right now, it's an exciting time."

Lawrence Hinchliffe

District 6
Corona de Tucson, Vail

Call: (520) 867-8073
Email: lhinchliffe@trico.coop

Larry is retired from the United States Department of Energy where he had a long career as a scientist and safety officer. He and his wife JoAnn have been Trico Members and resided in Corona de Tucson for 12 years.

"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
Email: jrpyers@yahoo.com

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."

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.
BOARD MEETING SUMMARY: April 2020

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

Trico Electric Cooperative,
8600 W. Tangerine Road,
Marana, Arizona
85658

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

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