District 4: Crawford, Oscoda, Otsego, Montmorency counties

Great Lakes Energy is an electric cooperative, which is a democratic organization controlled by a board of directors. The board is made up of members who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions, and are chosen by YOU— our members.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Appointed to fill a board vacancy on Feb. 1, 2021.
  • Fully accredited and director gold status, Shelly has completed the highest level of classes offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
  • Licensed residential and commercial builder/construction company owner for more than 20 years.
  • Building and Zoning Supervisor and Master Planner for Frederic Township.
  • Crawford County Commissioner for more than 22 years, two years as Board Chair.
  • Active volunteer for Michigan Association of Counties Board of Directors. Past board member and president.
  • Founder and President of Friends of Frederic, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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