Boone Electric will be holding a drive-thru Annual Meeting on Friday, July 10, 2020. Visit us at BEC headquarters or Battle High School between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Members will stay in their car to register and vote. They will receive an Annual Meeting Report and a ballot. The registration gift, a $35 electric credit, will be applied to the member's account.
Voting will consist of board candidates, and per BEC bylaws, meeting minutes will need to be approved. Please bring your registration card from July's Rural Missouri which should arrive in your mailbox in late June. All who register will be in the running for additional credit to their account. We will draw for twenty $40 credits, four $250 credits and one grand prize of $1,000 credit to the winning members' accounts. You do not need to be present to win, but you do need to come and register!
Candidates for BEC Board of Directors
District 1: Darin Schnarre
Darin Schnarre lives with his wife, Christy, and three children on a crop and cattle farm in Centralia. He has farmed his entire life. He has earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate. Schnarre earned a degree in Agriculture Operations from Northwest Missouri State University. He is on the Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District Board and was the past president of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Program for Missouri Farm Bureau. Schnarre is a member of the Centralia Young Farmers, Missouri Farm Pullers Association and the Vintage Green Two-Cylinder Club. He attends Tulip Christian Church north of Centralia. In his free time, Schnarre enjoys tractor pulling, restoring and collecting antique tractors, and attending his children’s sporting events and livestock shows.
District 2: A Jay Turner
A Jay Turner
A Jay Turner has served on Boone Electric’s Board of Directors since 1981, including seven years as president and five as vice-president. He represented Boone Electric on the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperative’s Board and is a former district representative for the Action Committee for Rural Electrification. Turner is a graduate of the Rural Electric Director Training Program and has his Credentialed Cooperative Director, Board Leadership and Gold Certificates. He and his wife, Mary Ann, have three sons and six grandchildren. Turner and his son, Andy, own and operate Turner Farms Partnership, a grain, seed and livestock operation north of Columbia.
District 3: Joel Bullard
Joel Bullard is is a native of Ashland and has served on the Boone Electric Cooperative Board of Directors since 1993. Currently, Bullard serves as President of the Board. He also serves on Central Electric Power Cooperative’s Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the Rural Electric Director Training Program and has his Credentialed Cooperative Director, Board Leadership and Gold Certificates. Bullard holds a degree in agriculture economics from MU. He farms full time and operates a seed conditioning business in partnership with his two children and their spouses. Bullard and his wife, Janet, are active members of Peace United Church of Christ in Hartsburg. He is a 48 year member of American Legion Post 152 and is a former member of the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District Board of Directors.
District 1: James Jones
James Jones is a lifelong resident of Boone County and was at one time a lineman for Boone Electric. He and his wife Kelly raised three sons north of Centralia while he had a 20 year career with the Columbia Fire Department. Never one to be without a side job or two, Jones then started and operated a family electrical business from which he is now retired. He is active as an elder at Friendship Christian Church and recently served as chairperson of the rebuilding project after fire destroyed the church in 2018. Jones now spends his free time with grandchildren, fishing, trapping, and visiting national parks.
District 2: Raymond E. Jackson
Raymond E. Jackson
Raymond E. Jackson has lived in Boone County since 1995. Previously, he resided in Moberly, Missouri where he worked as a Master Electrician for 11 years in Associated Electric’s Mining Division. Prior to that role, he worked for Peabody Coal Company for eight years, also as a Master Electrician. He was a member of the Boone County Fair Board for over two years and is a member of the Columbia Elks Lodge. He and his wife, Dorothy, just celebrated 60 years of marriage. They have four children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, woodworking and golfing.
District 3: Brad Belew
Brad Belew has lived in Boone County for 30 years, most recently near Hartsburg with his wife, Kathy of 26 years, son Justin and daughter Amanda. He has a commercial cow-calf operation and custom bales hay. He received his undergrad and masters degrees from the University of Missouri and worked there for 15 years. Belew is a member of Missouri Farm Bureau, Ashland FFA Alumni, Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and is a current council member at Peace United Church of Christ.
Map at Boone Electric
Map at Battle High School
MINUTES & REPORTS
Questions for the Co-op
Usually at our Annual Meeting members are given an opportunity to ask questions concerning Boone Electric business. Since we are not having our traditional format, this is your opportunity to ask your question. We will post the questions and answers to this page.