Statewide Cooperative Association Re-elects Officers

Clockwise, left to right: Jim Lueck, president; Ginny Buzcek, secretary; Joe Redetzke, treasurer; Jeff Hauck, vice president

The officers for the Colorado Rural Electric Association Board of Directors were re-elected for a second term January 25. The officers serve on their respective electric cooperative boards and represent those individual co-ops on CREA’s board.

Guiding CREA’s board as president is Jim Lueck of Iliff. Jim has served on the Highline Electric Association Board of Directors for over 25 years. Highline Electric serves northeastern Colorado and southwestern Nebraska. Jim has also been involved in his community and around Colorado in various board positions. He completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association director courses through the highest level of Director Gold.

Vice President Jeff Hauck owns and operates an electrical contracting business in Grand Lake. He serves as president on the Mountain Parks Electric Board of Directors, is a Credentialed Cooperative Director and has earned his NRECA Board Leadership certificate. Mountain Parks Electric serves Grand, Jackson, Summit, Routt and Larimer counties.

Ginny Buzcek of Firestone represents the western district in United Power’s service territory. This includes Adams, Broomfield, Weld, Jefferson, Boulder and Gilpin counties. She serves as the CREA board secretary and has completed board certifications through NRECA’s Director Gold credential level. Ginny is involved in many community groups, including 4-H, Girl Scouts and Relay for Life.

Treasurer Joe Redetzke lives in Buena Vista. He has his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate and his Board Leadership certificate. Joe has served on Sangre de Cristo Electric Association’s board for four years and is involved in many aspects of his community in Chaffee County.

The Colorado Rural Electric Association is the trade association for Colorado’s 22 electric cooperatives and the state’s generation and transmission association. The mission of the Colorado Rural Electric Association is to enhance and advance the interests of its member electric cooperatives through a united effort.