KEC 85th Logo Building A Powerful Future

KEC’s 85th Annual Meeting of the Membership took place at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in the Jacklin Building on May 20, 2023. Almost 150 member households attended the event. Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Mike Wilson, Rockford, who won a $300 bill credit. Mike elected to donate his $300 bill credit to our Operation Round Up® program. Thank you, Mike! Dawn Workman, Post Falls, was the winner of runner up prize of a Stihl Leaf Blower. More than 25 other prizes were awarded at the meeting. Thank you to our vendors for donating the prizes.

Annual Meeting Minutes
KEC is accepting comments on the 2023 Annual Meeting minutes through August 1, 2023. Draft 2023 Annual Meeting minutes will soon be posted on our website and will also soon be available at the KEC office. Comments may be submitted by Email: or Mail: Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Attn: General Manager, 2451 W. Dakota Ave. Hayden, ID 83835.

Election Update
We had two board seats up for election. District 3 was a contested election with two candidates. District 4 was uncontested with only one candidate. Per KEC’s Bylaws if there is only one candidate in a district seeking election, then the candidate is elected by acclamation at the Annual Meeting. Congratulations to District 3 director Todd Hoffman and District 4 director David Bobbitt who were re-elected by the membership. Learn more about our Board of Directors.

Members who cast their votes online and have a SmartHub account were entered into a drawing for a $300 KEC bill credit. Congratulations to winner Stephan Tanner, Coeur d'Alene. Those voting by mail or online without a SmartHub account were entered into a drawing for one of three $100 KEC bill credits. Congratulations to winners:

  • Sally Richter, Post Falls
  • William McMillan, Spokane
  • Harvey Rink, Rathdrum