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Tindell appointed to co-op board

Dan Tindell of Galena has been appointed to Jo-Carroll Energy’s board of directors, representing District 4.

David Senn, chairman of the cooperative’s board of directors, announced the appointment following the board’s regular May meeting held May 31.

Tindell and his spouse, Pam, have been members of Jo-Carroll Energy since 1996 when they moved from Springfield, IL.  He was appointed to the vacant District 4 Director position in May of 2017.

He recently retired from the State of Illinois, where he worked for the Department of Human Services as a caseworker. Until 2014, he served in the historic sites division of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency in Galena and Elizabeth. He participated in two of the "Gathering of Elizabeths” events. Early in his career, he was a social studies teacher in the Springfield area.

"I have a better understanding of the struggles of our members making ends meet from my service as a caseworker, and my time as acting site manager allowed me to serve the community of Elizabeth,” he said.

Tindell is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he worked on mainframe computer systems.

"I have always been interested in the role that technology plays in society. It seems that it is always changing and faster,” he said.

In that vein, Tindell sees the need to promote faster internet services for the members. "Again, technology is always changing, and we need to provide the best options to our members in electricity, internet services, and natural gas."

“It is vital to have a connection with District 4, which includes Elizabeth, Hanover, and rural Galena. I intend to represent their interests, and work with the directors and staff as they continue to plan for the future,” he added.

Tindell believes in life-long learning and graduated from the University of Maryland (Europe) A.A, the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago B.A. (Broadcasting), and Illinois State University B.S. (History Education). In 2001, Tindell participated in the Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum. This group now has several leaders in this area, and he especially likes the servant leadership model for those engaged in our respective communities.

He has served on several boards in the past (Galena/Jo Daviess Historical Society and the Planetary Studies Foundation in Elizabeth), and worked with the Apple River Fort Historic Foundation several years in his capacity as acting site manager.  At Galena Bible Church, he chairs the missions team, and also has worked with children in the AWANA program. He has worked on several capital projects in Galena such as the downtown redevelopment project and with the Galena State Historic Sites.

His spouse teaches preschool at River Ridge CUSD #210, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren. He enjoys outdoor activities, amateur radio and spending time with family.

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