Directors commit their time, business expertise and life experiences in service to their fellow Battle River Power Coop members. The election at the Annual General Meeting on June 20, 2019 saw the election of three new Directors as follows.
Darcy Doblanko, Calmar
Darcy Doblanko was raised on a mixed farm in the Calmar area and has a background in the electrical and construction industries. In 2000 he and his wife returned to the family farm where they currently run a cow-calf operation. He ran a successful electrical business in the early 1980’s, eventually branching off to inspection and construction management for a number of large oil and gas companies.
Arnold Hanson, Viking
Arnold Hanson has been raising beef cattle since showing his first 4-H steer at the age of 6. He sees Battle River Power Coop as a vibrant and credible institution that continues to have a central place in the economic growth and stability of rural Alberta. He has extensive experience in government and agricultural organizations including service as chairman of Provincial Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and as Reeve of Beaver County. Currently he sits on the executive of Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED)
Darrin Rasmuson, Gwynne
Darrin Rasmuson is a successful dairy farmer who, together with his brother Cory and their wives, recently received the Farm Family of the year from BMO in connection with Farmfair International. With his children grown and a son now assisting with the dairy operation, he has more time for off-farm interests. He has experience on the executive of Northern Alberta Holsteins and has served as a delegate to Agrifoods International Cooperative. His interest in hockey and soccer has led him to contribute as a coach, board member, referee and assignor.
The newly elected Directors join the existing Board of Directors, who also bring strong and varied backgrounds to the table. The collective skill set, expressed briefly, encompasses service in agricultural associations, municipal governance, accounting, health services, church groups, education, engineering, photography, law, business management, and sales.
One of the strengths of the cooperative business model, as practiced by Battle River Power Coop, is the election of members to the Board of Directors. They represent the members of the organization and provide governance for the cooperative. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise add strength to the organization and foster an ability to view issues from different viewpoints.
More information about the Board of Directors is on our website: https://www.brpower.coop/about-us/staff/?