District 3: Amity, Union, Wayne, and Concord townships and Elgin and Union City Boroughs in Erie County, and Spring Creek township in Warren County.
Northwestern REC holds nominating meetings in the early spring time. In August 2018, the following Cooperative member was re-elected to serve as District 3 director. Terms last three years. Elections take place during the Annual Meeting.
Michael Sample, Board Secretary
Mike Sample, of Wayne Township, has been a member of the Northwestern REC since 1994. He is the owner of The Titusville Herald and The Forest Press of Tionesta, PA. Mike is also a co-owner of The Corry Journal, a family-owned local newspaper. As a business owner, in an industry that has experienced tremendous challenges, Mike adapts to change very well. Mike graduated from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College with a Bachelor of Science in management in 1989. He has worked at daily and weekly newspapers in Pennsylvania, New York, and Alabama and has thirty years of experience in the newspaper industry.
Mike has always called northwestern PA home. He is an active member of the Titusville Rotary club where his service includes cleaning up the community and helping decorate Titusville during Christmas. His dedication to helping the area does not end there. Mike has served as the campaign chair of the Titusville United Way and currently serves as the 2015 campaign vice-chairman where he helps raise money through donation work for local nonprofit agencies.
In the past, Mike has helped regional businesses grow and prosper as a member of the Titusville and Corry Area Chambers of Commerce boards. Mike loves sports and giving back to the community, which is why he has also volunteered as a youth baseball coach.
Mike and his wife Debbie and their children are members of Christ Our Hope Parish in French Creek, NY. They live outside of Corry on their farm.