Sen. Rose & Rep. Davidsmeyer Receive Public Service Award
At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting, held Friday, July 28, in Springfield, State Senator Chapin Rose (R-51) and State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100) received the 2017 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was made in recognition of their dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois and outstanding contributions to the rural electrification program.
Senator Chapin Rose has served in the legislature since 2003, beginning with 10 years in the Illinois House, then being elected to the Illinois Senate in 2013. He serves as Assistant Republican Leader, and a member of the Senate Appropriations I, Appropriations II, Financial Institutions; Higher Education; and Insurance committees. Senator Rose was raised in central Illinois and is a graduate of the University of Illinois Law School. He and his wife Camille have four children and reside in Mahomet. “He has been a strong supporter of electric cooperatives since being elected. Menard Electric appreciates his leadership position and bringing a strong voice for rural Illinois to our easternmost member-owners,” said Menard Electric Cooperative’s Manager Alisha Anker.
Photo cutline: Among those presenting the award to Sen. Rose were (l-r): Directors Dennis Ryan, Jay Frye, Warren Goetsch, Sen. Rose, Manager Alisha Anker, and Directors Mike Patrick and Gary Martin.
Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer has served in the Illinois House since 2012. He serves as Republican Spokesman on the Energy Committee; and is on the Appropriations-Higher Education, Economic Justice & Equity, Financial Institutions, and Insurance Committees. “The electric cooperative program in Illinois has a great friend in Representative Davidsmeyer. His concern for rural electric members during his time in the legislature has had a positive impact for the future,” said Menard Electric Cooperative’s Manager Alisha Anker.
Photo cutline: Among those presenting the Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award to Representative Davidsmeyer are (l-r): Directors Gary Martin and Dennis Ryan, Manager Alisha Anker, Director Warren Goetsch, Rep. Davidsmeyer, Director Jay Frye, Director of Member Service Trish Michels, and Director Donald McMillan.