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Board of Directors

Southern is governed by a 14-member democratically elected board of directors. Each county served by Southern is represented by two directors. The board is committee to providing reliable and reasonably priced electricity to meet the needs of our customers now and into the future.

Southern's board meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of each month and begin at 10:30 a.m. in the District's Corporate Office at 4550 West Husker Highway in Grand Island. The meetings are open to the public and a specific agenda item is provided for customers wishing to address the board. Please contact President/CEO Neal Niedfeldt or the director representing your county if you wish to bring a matter before the board.

Photo of Director Larry Benson
Larry Benson, Chairman
Merrick County
Photo of Director Dean Klute
Dean Klute, Vice-Chairman
Hamilton County
Photo of Director Arlon Jacobitz
Arlon Jacobitz, Secretary
Adams County
Photo of Director Dana Meyer
Dana Meyer, Treasurer
Franklin County


Wayne Anderbery
Kearney County
Rick Bergman
Phelps County

Photo of Director Lee Grove
Lee Grove
Phelps County

Photo of Director Marvin Fishler
Marvin Fishler
Merrick County
Photo of Director Gary Hedman
Gary Hedman
Hall County

Neal Katzberg
Adams County
Photo of Director Mike Lowry
Mike Lowry
Hall County
Photo of Director Dirk Nickel
Dirk Nickel
Kearney County
Photo of Director Robert Overleese
Robert Overleese
Franklin County

Kevan Reeson
Hamilton County