Roger TinkeyDistrict At-Large:
Roger Tinkey, Incumbent, Coeur d’Alene
KEC Member: 40 Years
Nominated By Nominating Committee

Who do you think would make a good KEC director? When interviewed by the KEC Nominating Committee, they asked me this question. My short answer was, “A good director needs to have our members’ interests at heart.” In representing your interests, I always want to make decisions that meet the goals of our KEC mission: Provide dependable electric power and exceptional service at competitive rates. 

These last nine years serving as your director have given me great insight into the programs we have at KEC as well as the big issues we face in our community. Rapid growth in our service area, negotiating new energy contracts, cyber security and green energy generation are just naming a few. It is imperative to be well-educated on the issues we face and I think it is very important to be a board member who is able to listen and consider the perspectives offered by both KEC staff and the other members of the board. I strive to be that person. 

I have embraced the training provided by KEC. I completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Director Program and the Board Leadership Certification. I have served on the audit, policy, bylaws and expense committees and I am currently serving as the board secretary. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. I am also a Registered Professional Engineer; I retired as manager of engineering from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality after 31 years. 

On a personal note, my wife and I have been married for 45 years and love living here in North Idaho. We have two married daughters and three grandchildren. My hobbies are woodworking, beekeeping and pottery. These last nine years have shown me what an honor and responsibility it is to serve as your director, thank you! I would like to ask for your vote of support once more.

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