Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative provides power to more than 11,000 locations across Eastern and Southeast Kansas.
Office Locations & Hours
- Girard Office - 110 N. Enterprise Drive, Girard KS, 66743
- Mound City Office - 110 S. Sixth Street, Mound City KS, 66056
- Gas Office - 102 E. First Street, Gas KS, 66742
Summer office hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 to 11 a.m. Friday. Our lobbies in Mound City and Gas are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.
- CEO - Mark Scheibe
- Director of Finance & Administration - Faith Warden
- Director of Operations - Dan Avery
- Electric System Manager - Tony Washington
- Technology & Integration Manager - Louie Weimer
- Communication Specialist - Doug Graham
To learn more about the cooperative, our board, our rates, and our policies, click on the appropriate section below.
Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. was incorporated December 9, 1996, as a result of a consolidation of United Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Sekan Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. The consolidation officially occurred January 1, 1997. The cooperative is organized as a cooperative, non-profit, membership corporation under Chapter 17, Article 46 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated.
Heartland provides electric service to its members, which are located in parts of 12 different counties in Southeast Kansas. The cooperative installs and maintains its electric system in its single-certified territory established by Kansas law and overseen by the Kansas Corporation Commission. Heartland is not under the jurisdiction of the Kansas Corporation Commission, its members having voted to remove themselves from such jurisdiction.
The main office is located in Girard, Kansas. All administrative and billing functions are conducted at this location along with engineering, construction and maintenance activities. Area offices are maintained in Gas and Mound City. A member service representative staffs each area office. A warehouse with full construction and maintenance activities operates at each area office.
A Board of Directors governs the cooperative. These eight directors are resident members of the cooperative. The cooperative is divided into four director districts with two directors elected from each district. Directors are elected by the membership of their respective district. Directors may be nominated by petition in accordance with the cooperative bylaws.
Heartland is party to a Restated Mortgage and Security Agreement, dated as of July 1, 2003 with Rural Utilities Service and National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation. All properties of Heartland (real, personal, and mixed) are subject to the lien of this mortgage. The mortgage contains provisions that govern many aspects of operation and performance of the cooperative.
The Former Cooperatives
United Electric Cooperative, Inc., headquartered in Iola, Kansas, was formed on September 1, 1975, when Sugar Valley Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. of Mound City, Kansas merged with Cooperative Electric Power and Light Company, Inc. of Iola, Kansas. Sekan, headquartered in Girard, Kansas, merged with United in 1996 to form Heartland.
Dates of Incorporation:
Sugar Valley Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. - June 5, 1940
Cooperative Electric Power & Light Company, Inc. - April 16, 1937
Sekan Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. - April 19, 1939
Contact members of the HREC Board of Directors through Heartland's Girard office or at their home addresses listed below
12614 W 2400 Rd
Fontana, KS 66026
H. H. Stockebrand
616 Unity Rd
Bronson, KS 66716
394 W 600th Ave
Girard, KS 66743
193 W 630 Ave
Girard, KS 66743
The Rules and Regulations are established by the Cooperative's Board of Directors and guide the day-to-day operations of the Cooperative. Topics included are details about memberships and the different types of service available, Heartland's policy on deposits and credits, billing procedures and payment policies, disconnection and reconnection policies, right-of-way and easment rules, regulations on Heartland and member obligations in service, and other legal regulations.
The Bylaws of Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. provide the foundation for the cooperative and its service to the members. Topics include membership, the rights and liabilities of members, meetings, the Board of Directors, boardmeetings, officers, financial guidance, and other information.