NDAREC welcomes new safety instructor

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MANDAN, N.D. — The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is proud to welcome Mike Koenig as the newest addition to its organization. Koenig began his new role on Aug. 5. He will serve as a safety instructor, helping to promote safe work practices at electric cooperatives across the state. 

“We are thrilled to have Mike join our team. He brings a wealth of energy and expertise that will help further the mission of NDAREC and promote the values important to North Dakota’s electric cooperatives,” Josh Kramer, NDAREC executive vice president and general manager. “Mike will help deliver effective safety programs that promote safe line operations, as well as public and workplace safety.”

A native of Carrington, N.D., Koenig is not new to North Dakota’s electric cooperatives. Upon graduating line school in 1996, he began working as a lineman at Northern Plains Electric Cooperative, where he worked for the past 23 years. He is looking forward to the change in his career while maintaining closeness to his cooperative family and friends. Koenig lives in Carrington with his wife, Shaunette, daughter, Gracie, and son, Tyson. 

NDAREC congratulates Koenig on his new role in the cooperative family.

NDAREC is the statewide trade association for 16 electric distribution cooperatives and five generation and transmission cooperatives operating in North Dakota. The distribution cooperatives provide electricity to more than 250,000 North Dakotans. NDAREC services include legislative advocacy, line worker safety training and professional development services, cooperative business development, and communication services including publication of the North Dakota Living magazine.