The 2018 Town & Country Credit Union Board of Director election is now open! Every member of the credit union is eligible and encouraged to vote. The election is open now and will close on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:01 am. Members can vote by phone, paper ballot or online.
- Phone: Call 1-866-513-6085
- Online: Visit https://www.cuballot.com/townandcountry.html
- Paper Ballot: Call 1-866-513-6085 and request a paper ballot. Paper ballots must be requested prior to Thursday, Feb. 28th and must be mailed back and received by Thursday, March 8th. Ballots will not be accepted at any branch location.
When voting by phone and online, your ID will be your account number and the password is your birthday. For a business the password will be the last four digits of your tax ID number.
Your account number can be found on your checks. You do not need to input the 000 that comes before your account number.
Members may not vote by proxy, but a member other than an actual person (a business or organization) may vote through an agent designated in writing. A trustee, or other person acting in a representative capacity may not vote.
Board of Director Election Candidates:
Jerry Hatlestad (Incumbent) - Fargo
Jerry Hatlestad was born and raised on a farm near Wolverton, Minnesota and graduated from Breckenridge High School. He attended North Dakota State School of Science and continued to Minnesota State University Moorhead where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Jerry was employed by Otter Tail Power Company and General Electric Company for 30 years and was part owner and account sales manager with Lakeland Engineering Equipment Company in the OEM and Industrial Market. He is presently employed with Malloy Electric.
Jerry also farms with his brother and raises cattle with his daughter and son-in-law. He has been married for over 40 years to Pennie. They have two children and five grandchildren. They are active in church activities and several professional organizations. Jerry has enjoyed serving the membership of Town & Country Credit Union while volunteering as a board member.
Keith Steinberg - Fargo
Keith Steinberg has spent 20+ years in the financial services industry. He started at a bank in 1996 that was rapidly acquiring other banks. In 1999, Keith joined EDS and is now with FIS, the world’s largest global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions. His position revolves around security and ensuring that private data is kept secure.
Keith graduated in 1994 from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance. In 1996, he graduated from North Dakota State University with a MBA.
Keith most recently finished six years on the Board of Directors of the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre where he had held various positions including Vice President and Treasurer. Keith and his wife Janelle, have six children and live in Reile’s Acres, ND just outside of Fargo. They are active in their community and church.
As a local business owner, he utilizes Town & Country’s services. He values the local decision making and relationships with the business bankers as well as the branch.
Keith is fiscally conservative, but is willing to take calculated risks. His goals for Town & Country include continuing to grow their services and improve their technology. Growth of Town & Country through smaller credit union acquisitions would be preferable to a large merger/acquisition.
Jeff Stremick - Minot
Jeff Stremick grew up on a farm by Langdon, North Dakota. He graduated from Langdon High School and went on to attend NDSCS where he graduated with an Associate’s degree as a Diesel Technician. He moved to Minot in 1984.
Jeff has owned and operated several businesses in Minot and in 2010 went into full time real estate. Jeff became part owner of Signal Realtors in 2011 and became a Broker in 2017. Since getting his license, Jeff has received numerous awards including several Realtor of the Month awards and Commercial Realtor of the Quarter awards. Jeff is also the only Realtor in Minot to have earned the coveted CCIM designation.
Jeff has been very active in the City of Minot and has given his time volunteering for numerous groups in Minot including; Sertoma, Minot Planning Commission, Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee, Ward County Specials Assessment Commission, Farm Rescue, and MAYSA Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Minot Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Magic City Apartment Association, Minot Builders Association and Minot Area Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Dawn Stremick and they have three grown children -- Nathan, Ben, and Liza.