Franklin REC is pleased to recognize our board’s vice president, John Snyder. He’s been a director since 2013.

     John finds it rewarding to be involved in making decisions on behalf of fellow members as well as looking out for the safety of the co-op’s employees. The board’s challenges include dealing with regulations about the use of coal and finding new energy sources like wind and solar power. The biggest accomplishment during his tenure has been development of the REC’s Community Solar program, making that renewable source available to all members without their having to worry about issues like insurance and upkeep. "It is another venture to control costs down the road," he says.

     As the newest director, John enjoys working with fellow board members, particularly those with many years’ experience. "Their perspective guides us and has been valuable in making decisions about how we should proceed and why," he notes.

     John farms near Dows and is also a crop insurance agent. He and his wife, LeAnn, have two grown children and six grandchildren living in Illinois and Colorado. His hobby is restoring old International tractors and going on antique tractor rides.

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