Michael Bartelt became a member of Mohave Electric Cooperative in 1990. He has served as Board Director for District 3 since 2007. At the June 2017 District 3 meeting, members in attendance recommended Bartelt to continue representing them for a three-year term.
Bartelt attained the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate, a recognized measurement of competency on key current issues, through course work offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. He regularly updates skills through course training and workshops in the electrical utility field.
Bartelt received the Touchstone Energy Power and Hope Recognition Award in April 2011, a program that recognizes cooperative directors and employees who have gone above and beyond to help co-op members in need.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and a master’s 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 and Country Club. He served as board member for a school district credit union in California.