Annual Meeting Minutes

Our bylaws state we must provide the annual meeting minutes to the membership via our newsletter before the minutes are approved. Members have not less than 30 days to request corrections to the minutes as published. If corrections are requested, the Board then considers any proposed corrections and may take any action that in the Board’s reasonable judgment is appropriate.


The Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting was held on May 11, 2024, at the Adams-Friendship Fine Arts Center in Friendship, WI. Board Chair Aaron Hoernke called the meeting to order at 9:31 a.m. The meeting was conducted in accordance with the Meeting Rules and Voting Procedures that had been adopted by the Rules committee and provided to the members prior to the meeting.

The National Anthem was sung by employee Eric Johnson and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all in attendance.

Director Adam Jones gave the Invocation.

Safety and Environmental Coordinator Eric Johnson gave a safety message on tree trimming safety.

Attorney Niles Berman announced that there were 52 registered members at the event.

Board Secretary Gary Skolarz read the Affidavit of Notice of Annual Meeting and Proof of Mailing.

General Manager Jon Congdon took the floor and recognized the following groups for their contribution to the Co-op, ACEC’s Board of Directors and past Directors, current and former employees, Operation Round-Up Board of Directors, Rules Committee members, Members Advisory Committee. Special guests in attendance were Tina Walden from WECA, Brian Hood representing Alliant Energy and Senator Joan Ballweg from the 14th senate district. Mr. Congdon continued with the cooperative highlights from 2023.

Attorney Niles Berman announced the results of the election which are as follows:

District 1 Bruce Rokke received 24 in person votes, 222 online votes and 12 absentee votes for a total of 258.

District 1Derek Alexander received 22 in person votes, 321 online votes and 11 absentee votes for a total of 354.

Winner for District 1- Derek Alexander

District 2Adam Jones received 42 in person votes, 504 online votes and 18 absentee votes for a total of 564.

Winner for District 2- Adam Jones

Board Chair Aaron Hoernke recognized Ethan Olson for serving as District 1 Board member for 5 years and our legal counsel, Niles Berman for over 40 years of service to our cooperative and his guidance at our Annual Meetings. Aaron then stated that there was no unfinished business for 2023 and no new business. Hoernke declared the 2024 Annual Meeting adjourned at 9:59 a.m.

A reorganizational meeting took place immediately following the Annual Meeting.