District 2: McKean, Washington, Waterford, and LeBoeuf townships and Edinboro Borough in Erie County.
Northwestern REC holds nominating meetings in the early spring time. In 2016, the following Cooperative member was elected to serve as District 2 director. His term will last three years. Elections take place during the Annual Meeting.
Jesse "Earl" Koon, Board Treasurer, PREA Director
Earl was born and raised in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, on the family farm where he still resides continuing the family tradition of operating and maintaining the family farm.
Earl received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics in 1975 from Edinboro University and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Gannon University in 1979. Following college, Earl was employed by the Borough of Edinboro for 5 years as the Code Enforcement Officer then by Washington Township as the Secretary/Manager, a position he held for over 17 years. Since his departure from the Township, Earl has pursued a career in the Asphalt industry serving as Vice- President/Branch Manager for Russell Standard Corporation, Fairview Branch for 8 years. Earl is currently employed by Suit-Kote Corporation, Western PA Branch and is the General Manager.
Earl and his family have been members of Northwester REC since its inception in the mid 1930’s. Earl is a member of the Oasis Lodge #416 and served as Past Master, and Past Treasurer. He is a member of the Zem Zem Temple, member of the IOOF Lodge #510, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Odd Fellows Home of Western PA. He is married and has three grown children.