Mt. Wheeler Power currently services more than 4,600 member-owner accounts disbursed over a 16,000 square mile territory in four Nevada counties and three Utah counties.
Cooperative linemen maintain more than 200 miles of transmission line and over 1,800 miles of distribution line throughout Mt. Wheeler Power's service territory.
Mt. Wheeler Power Districts
DISTRICT 1 DIRECTOR, Ron Miller
Ron is a long time resident of Nevada, graduating from Ruth grade school and later White Pine High School. Immediately after graduating, Ron enlisted and served in the military for three years. He returned home and took a job working for Kennecott Copper for 6 years. Shortly after leaving, Mt Wheeler Power became a cooperative and he began working in the office. Ron retired from Mt Wheeler Power on January 1, 2001and feels his 30+ years of experience have given him something to offer the cooperative.
District 1 Map District 1: From the south side of West Aultman and west side of Great Basin Boulevard, south to Mineral Heights.
DISTRICT 2- Mary Kerner
As a Rural Nevadan, born and raised, I have always had a great sense of community pride and the importance of volunteerism. I reside in Ely with my husband, Curtis (retired US Navy 20 yrs, currently a sergeant at Ely State Prison) and my 5 children; however, I have only one left at home. For the last 14 years I have worked for the Rural Nevada Development Corporation (RNDC, a private non-profit headquartered in Ely. Though work I am certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional, as I am responsible for administering non-traditional small business loans all over the state. Even though I have served on many boards including WPC School District, I also report to a board at RNDC giving me a well-rounded perspective on both sides of the board table.
DISTRICT 3 DIRECTOR, Robert "Bob" Pratt
Elected as District 3 director in 2017, Bob has been a resident of White Pine County, Nevada for most of his life. He graduated from White Pine County High School, the university of Utah and M.I.T. Following high school, he spent 3 years in the army during the Korean War. For the next 31 years Kennecott was his home.
District 3 Map District 3: McGill city limits plus 1/2 mile in all directions.
DISTRICT 4 DIRECTOR, CODY ODGERS (2021)
Was born in Henderson, Nevada and moved to Ely in 2011. He graduated from White Pine High School in 2013. Since then, he has continued raising retail hay on his farm in Steptoe Valley. He has been the Young Farmer and Rancher Representative on the White Pine County Farm Bureau since 2016. He has also have been serving the community on the White Pine County Water Advisory Board for the past 2 years and is currently the Chairman of the board. He has seen the need for the next generation to get involved for the continued prosperity of White Pine County and Mt. Wheeler Power. He wants to make the future better than the past. As a farmer and a larger user of electricity in the valley, He believes he is uniquely qualified to represent the electrical users in District 4 and will bring real life experience to the Board. He looks forward to continuing to serve this community.
District 4 Map District 4: Blue Diamond Estates, Cherry Creek, Lages, Currie, Duck Creek; portions of McGill Highway
DISTRICT 5 DIRECTOR, RICK HENDRIX
Rick Hendrix is a lifelong resident of White Pine County and newly-elected District 5 Director. He has worked in numerous capacities in the electrical field at various mines throughout White Pine County. He is currently employed as the Electrical and Instrumentation Superintendent at Robinson Nevada Mining Company.
District 5 Map District 5: Lund, Preston, Duckwater, Currant Creek, Sunnyside and Nyala areas.
DISTRICT 6 DIRECTOR,
Jerald Anderson serves as the board director for the members of District 6. He has served in this position since 2004. Anderson has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and currently operates the West Side Ranch in Snake Valley. He holds two Bachelors Degrees from the University of Utah, one in Physics and the other in Accounting.
District 6 Map District 6: Members in Utah, Spring Valley, Snake Valley, Baker, and Garrison.
DISTRICT 7 DIRECTOR,
Marty is a life-long resident of Diamond Valley and a second-generation owner of the family farm. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in economics from St. Mary’s College. Along with his wife Nancy, they have two children that are both out of college. It would be a privilege to serve on the Mt. Wheeler board that has provided affordable power to a large service area. I feel it continues to adapt to changes in regulations and provide member services efficiently.
District 7 Map District 7: Eureka; Diamond & Newark Valleys.
DISTRICT 8 DIRECTOR,
Wade is a lifelong resident of White Pine County who feels fortunate to live in the community and is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for everyone. He brings to this position over 26 years' experience as a business owner and the challenges that face small businesses, as well as being a valuable representative for the concerns of homeowners.
District 8 Map District 8: Central Ely; North of Aultman Street and West of 7th Street and Lakawana Road.
DISTRICT 9 DIRECTOR,
I am a lifelong resident of White Pine County. I have had the opportunity in our community to be employed by small businesses such as Al's Shell Station, Northern Nevada Distributing, Peraldo Distributing and Kennecott Copper Corporation as a diesel mechanic, White Pine County Sheriff's department and for the 7th Judicial Juvenile Department. I further had the privilege of serving as Justice of the Peace for White Pine County for 27 years. I have been involved with submitting or making budgets although not large, however, important to the people. I have been involved with different committees in making decisions and listening and working on making decisions that is in the best interest of the people.
District 9 Map District 9: All areas north of Aultman Street up to the Aspen Heights area of the McGill Highway.