Board of Trustees and District Map

A board of eight elected Trustees is responsible for the overall direction of the business and affairs of Benton REA through the adoption of policies, budgets and providing direction to the general manager. Trustees are elected by the members of their respective district within the Benton REA service area and serve for a term of three years. The Benton REA service area has been divided into eight districts to allow for equal representation of its members.

Trustees must be a residential member of Benton REA. A trustee may not hold any financial interest in selling electric energy or supplies to Benton REA. In addition, a trustee may not be an incumbent or candidate for any elected public office where salaries are paid.

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Dan Plung

District #1
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Mike Freepons
Vice President

Prosser Area
District #2
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Bob Evans

Horse Heaven
and East Rosa
District #3
Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

West Richland and Surrounding Rural Areas District #4
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Tim Grow

District #5
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Scott Fisher

Mabton and
Rimrock Areas
District #6
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Ted Wallace

West Richland, Bird Hill
and Paradise South
District #7
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Catherine Russell

West Richland,
West Lattin Area
District #8

Board Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

The Benton REA Board of Trustees meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. unless otherwise scheduled.

The board agenda for upcoming meetings are available to members upon request six days prior to the board meeting. Minutes of prior board meetings are available to members upon request. To request board agendas or minutes visit a Benton REA office, email or call 509-786-8260.