The Heartland Consumers Power District board of directors recently appointed a new director to represent Subdivision 6, which consists of the rural areas of Beadle, Clark, Kingsbury, Lake and Moody counties. Jeff Heinemeyer of Madison was appointed in March to fill the seat vacated by Jerry Micheel, who retired Jan. 1.
"Jeff will be a knowledgeable and active participant on the board," said Heartland General Manager Mike McDowell. "His appointment strengthens an already strong board of directors."
Heartland is governed by a 10-member board, each member elected to represent a designated subdivision within Heartland's service territory. Directors are elected during the state's general election for terms of six years.
Heinemeyer was appointed to fill an unexpired term and will be up for re-election in November 2014.
"I plan to work hard in order to contribute to Heartland and its customers in a helpful way," Heinemeyer said. "Jerry was a very effective member of the board for many years, and it's difficult to replace someone with so much knowledge. I am honored the board selected me to serve as his replacement."
Heinemeyer graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1973 with a degree in accounting. He moved to Madison in 1981 and served as the city's finance officer for 28 years. He retired from that position in 2012 but continues to provide professional services to the city on a contract basis.
In 1996, Heinemeyer became a national certified government finance manager. In addition to serving on the Heartland board, Heinemeyer has previously served on the Heartland Customer Connections Committee, the Madison Chamber Education Committee and the Madison Food Pantry board of directors.