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The West Wetaskiwin REA Board of Directors - Effective April 1, 2018
Chair Dean Knull was born and raised in Pipestone, Alberta and is the third generation to own and operate the family farm producing both produce and protein. Dean joined the REA in 1983 when he purchased the farm from his father. As a member of the REA he observed and experienced the benefits this organization has on the community. Dean has been a community volunteer for many years. He has served on the West Wetaskiwin REA board for 5 years. He is also the President of the Pipestone Community Society; served on St. Peter’s Lutheran Church’s Council; chaired and organized the Pipestone Creek Water Management project; and has been a 4-H Beef Leader for many years.
Vice-chair Ron Holmlund comes from a family with deep roots in Alberta REAs. During the 1950s his father, John, worked to get West Wetaskiwin REA established. Currently retired, Ron brings a B Sc, a B Ed, a graduate diploma and a technical diploma as well as business experience to his Director position. He is a firm believer in a locally owned and operated electrical distribution system. The mandate of the REA to operate under a cooperative business model to deliver critical energy to rural Wetaskiwin for the least cost is a key reason he has remained active on the REA Board.
Ken Adair - For thirty years, Ken has owned and operated a welding business and auto body shop in the area. Ken is community minded and holds several positions within his community including Director - Falun Community League, Director - Pigeon Lake Athletic Cultural and Education Society, Vice President - Ma-Me-O Beach Legion Branch 252, Director - Wetaskiwin Coop Association, in addition to being a director for the West Wetaskiwin REA. Ken has lived in the area all his life and became an REA member when he and his wife acquired a quarter of farm land in 1996. Ken has many interests and his desire to protect the rural lifestyle is what prompted him to get involved in the West Wetaskiwin REA.
Bill Moure earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering and a master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering, both from the University of Alberta. He is a professional engineer and has been consulting and operating his own (non-ferrous) metal recycling business for over 30 years. Bill owns a farm in the Lakedell area. Bill has been a member of the South Pigeon Lake fire department for twenty years. The potentials and problems with deregulation of Alberta’s electricity market has fascinated Bill for many years and he was excited when the opportunity arose to become directly involved as a Director of the West Wetaskiwin REA.
Ron Stevens was elected to the Board at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Details on Ron's background will be posted soon.
Neil Stone was appointed to the Board for a one-year term. Details on his background will be posted soon.
Mike Wollin has resided in the Falun area for most of his life, but his employment with Simmons Drilling took him all over including work in Alberta, Saskatchewan and abroad in Australia, Costa Rica and Alaska. In 1993 he and his wife Tracey purchased their first quarter and their operation has continued to grow with Mike’s three sons assisting with the farm operation. Mike is very active in the community and is involved in many community organizations including: Lakedell 4-H Beef Club, Lakedell Agriculture Society and the Falun Community League. Mike has been a director of the WWREA since 1994, following in the footsteps of his grandfather who had been a board member for over 25 years. Being a director of the West Wetaskiwin REA Board has allowed Mike the opportunity to work with landowners, government and company officials, contractors and other REA organizations.
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