A Mohave Electric Cooperative member for 20 years, Bartelt has served as District 3 Director since his appointment in February 2007.
Bartelt has attained a Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate through course work offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a recognized measurement of competency on key current issues. He regularly updates skills through course training and workshops in the electrical utility field. He has served on the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. Strategic Planning Committee 2010 - 2011.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and a Masters degree in School administration from Cal State University, Long Beach, Bartelt is a retired school administrator. He taught elementary school for 10 years and was a middle and elementary school principal for 27 years in Torrance, California.
Bartelt is a member of Moose Lodge 1860 in Bullhead City and an active volunteer and member at Chaparral Golf Course. He served as board member for a school district credit union in California.
Mohave Electric Cooperative Board of Directors Vice President John Nelssen, presents the accredited NRECA Board Leadership Certificate to Joe Anderson with fellow board directors, Michael Bartelt and Carlos Tejada.
Mohave Receives Safety Award
Mohave Electric has been recognized by the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association (GCSECA) for their achievement in the Loss Control Department Safety Awards program. Michael Bartelt, Mohave Board Director, accepted the coveted Injury and Illness Incidence Rate Award for 2009 from GCSECA Director of Loss Control, Jim Lewis at the GCSECA summer meetingJuly 28th in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Call Center Remodeled
The Co-op’s Call Center was recently remodeled to make it ready for installation of the new Smart Grid monitoring system.
An AARA Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has substantially reduced Mohave’s investment, making it possible to use new technology to improve service and reliability in the future.
“Our board of directors and management are members of the Co-op too, and we believe in purchasing materials and services locally whenever they’re available and competitive,” said Longtin. “This business philosophy helped put the AARA Grant dollars used for the Call Center improvements back in to our local community.
Michael Bartelt, District 3 Director (second from left), and John Nelssen, District 1 Director (right) talk about Smart Grid system monitoring capabilities with Tom Longtin, Manager of Operations and Engineering (left).
Board Directors Display Touchstone Energy Power and Hope Award
MEC Board Directors proudly display plaques awarded to them for the Touchstone Energy Power and Hope Award. Pictured left to right - John Nelssen, Director District 1 and Vice President; Carlos Tejeda, Director District 2 and Treasurer and Michael Bartelt, District 3 Director. See NEWSROOM for entire article.