Save the Date. 2023 Clark County REMC Jamboree. April 15th, Charlestown High School, 2 to 5L30 p.m. Lighting our community together. 7 reasons why you should attend the 2023 Clark County REMC Jamboree.

7 Reasons Why You Should Attend the 2023 Clark County REMC Jamboree

1. Kids Activities

Live animal show, face painting, balloons, inflatables and snow cones!

2. CEO Chat

Have a question or would like to meet the CEO? Stop by from 2 to 3:30 p.m. near the voting gym entrance to talk to CEO Jason Clemmons.

Live line safety demonstration3. Live Line Demonstration

Enjoy a live line safety demonstration by Clark County REMC linemen.

4. Senior Registration

Members who are 75 years and older, visit the registration table when you enter the main doors across from the main gym of the school to receive a gift.

5. Registration & Voting

2 to 4:30 p.m.

Every member registering and voting at the Jamboree will receive a $5 bill credit and an LED battery backup bulb.

6. Prize Drawings

Grand Prize: $1,000 bill credit

First Place: $500 bill credit

Second Place: $250 bill credit

Third Place: $100 bill credit

Prize drawing announced after the business session. You must be present to win.

Caribou band group photo7. Entertainment

Caribou is a 7-piece band featuring a full horn section with trumpet, trombone, and saxophone. This high-energy performance is sure to get everyone dancing and singing.

How to Vote

Early Voting open March 16th through April 13th. SmartHub Log into SmartHub online or download the app. Click "VOTE NOW." Online Access the web ballot on the DirectVote website. Enter your Member Number and Election Passcode Mail You can request a paper ballot by calling (812) 246-3316 or by emailing us. Request must be made before 3/31/2023. In Person Charlestown High School 1 Pirate Place, Charlestown IN, 47111 Saturday, April 15th from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Meet the Candidates

At the 2023 Jamboree, REMC members will elect board members representing Districts 3, 6 and 7. District 3 represents Monroe and Wood townships in Clark County and Polk township in Washington County. District 6 represents Silver Creek township in Clark County. District 7 represents Utica and Jeffersonville townships in Clark County.

John Biesel

John Biesel

District 3 (Incumbent)

Occupation: Retired

REMC Member Since: 1999

Spouse: Deborah

Education/Qualifications: Henryville High School graduate, certificate for basic electricity and advanced electricity from UEI, Credentialed Cooperative Director, Board Leadership Certificate, Director Gold Credential from NRECA, AMA management certificate, and experience in supervision and employee management.

Activities/Memberships: Member and board chairman of Bluelick Christian Church, youth sports including girls basketball and softball, boys basketball and baseball, interim high school varsity baseball, as well as community clean-up projects and events.

What motivates you to serve as a director for Clark County REMC?
I am the incumbent director for district 3 and enjoyed serving my past term working with very good people and serving great members. I have always listened to the members and made my decisions by trying to do what is best for the entire organization. I take pride in serving the members and employees of Clark County REMC and feel that this is one of the best organizations in Indiana. I have completed various courses to understand the industry. Being on the board and having the experience keeps me motivated to continue serving the members and community.

What qualities do you possess that distinguish you as the best director candidate for Clark County REMC?
I am the incumbent candidate, I feel the time I have served has educated me in the duties and given me the ability to understand the industry. I also listen and keep an open mind on all issues brought before the board. I have kept up with my education and have achieved my CCD, BLC and DGC through NRECA. I will continue to stay up to date on all new courses made available. My phone number is made available to all members. I serve all members, employees and staff to help keep CCREMC a place that all are proud of.

Kevin Harper

Kevin Harper

District 3

Occupation: Dentist

REMC Member Since: 2017

Spouse: Nancy

Education/Qualifications: St. Xavier High School, bachelor’s from Ball State University and Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Activities/Memberships: Southern Indiana Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association and Northside Christian Church.

What motivates you to serve as a director for Clark County REMC?
The energy sector — from solar, wind and geothermal to traditional energy production and all aspects of energy use — is ever-evolving and it fascinates me. With our increase in need and the technical developments regarding energy use, I would love to explore and look at best practices for current energy sources as well as new and innovative ways to address the future for those who rely on Clark County REMC as their partner. It is critical that we not be left behind and take advantage of every opportunity that may offer reliable and affordable energy.

What qualities do you possess that distinguish you as the best director candidate for Clark County REMC?
Why would a dentist want to serve or even be qualified to serve on the board of directors for a utility? I feel that I would bring a different perspective to the role of director. Not only do I have large corporate experience through the first five years in my profession as a Dental Officer in the United States Navy, but for 34 years I have practiced dentistry as a small business owner in Clarksville. This has given me insight into most activities that are necessary to successfully run any size organization. I have owned my own real estate for my practice, allowing me to interact with local and state governments in all capacities required. While taking care of a small business I have had to deal with human resource concerns, technology and vendor interactions. I believe these experiences translate well and give me unique insight into the many and varied aspects of a larger entity like Clark County REMC. The success of any organization comes down to the people. That has been my entire professional life, interacting with people — from patients who have entrusted me with their care, to the team that has supported me for many years. I would like to bring this perspective and experience to the Clark County REMC Board of Directors.

Paul Graf

Paul Graf

District 6 (Incumbent)

Occupation: Self-employed

REMC Member Since: 1981

Spouse: Diane

Education/Qualifications: Silver Creek High School

Activities/Memberships: Past director for Clark County 4-H Corporation and Extension Board, served nine years on the Indiana State Fair Board, current Swine Barn superintendent, Clark County Ag Advisory Board, and Clark County Farmer Appreciation Committee, and member of St. John Paul Catholic Church.

What motivates you to serve as a director for Clark County REMC?
I believe that with the member growth that we are seeing in our REMC community, we are going to have to figure out ways to continually look ahead and determine the best possible way to improve the electric grid in order to deliver safe, reliable and efficient energy to our members. With all the discussion of electric vehicles and solar energy, we have to explore all possibilities of providing the best service that we can. I have always been involved in the community during most of my adult life serving on several different boards and committees. I like the fact that the REMC is a cooperative that is owned by the members and I want to continue to help make it the best that it can be.

What qualities do you possess that distinguish you as the best director candidate for Clark County REMC?
I have served on the Clark County REMC Board since 2011. I have served as secretary and vice president in the past, and I am currently the president of the board. I have continued my education as a director by attending NRECA-sponsored institutes, workshops and seminars and I have successfully completed the requirements for the Credentialed Cooperative Director, Board Leadership Certificate and Director Gold Certificate. I continue taking classes to further my education to better understand and keep up with the ongoing changes in the cooperative world.

Jeff Meyers

Jeff Myers

District 7 (Incumbent)

Occupation: Consultant

REMC Member Since: 2014

Spouse: Kelly

Education/Qualifications: Bachelor’s in electrical engineering and master’s in engineering management from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Member of the Clark County REMC board of directors as the secretary/treasurer and the Indiana Electric Cooperatives board of directors.

Activities/Memberships: Member of Eastside Christian Church.

What motivates you to serve as a director for Clark County REMC?
I am the incumbent director for District 7 and currently serve as secretary/treasurer for the Clark County REMC Board of Directors. I also serve as Clark County REMC’s representative on the Indiana Electric Cooperatives Board of Directors. I wish to continue serving our members and utilize my more than 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry to help lead Clark County REMC into the future. The mission of electric utilities is to provide safe, reliable power at the lowest cost possible, and I have worked in my role as director to make certain Clark County REMC meets those objectives. I believe the cooperative business model of having member owners sets cooperatives apart from other utilities. Local control through an elected board of directors, commitment to community, and cooperation among cooperatives are values I believe in. I have worked in leadership positions at Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities, Central Indiana Power (now NineStar Connect), Wabash Valley Power Alliance and PSI Energy (now Duke Energy-Indiana). I believe my knowledge and experience in the utility industry, as well as understanding the current challenges of power supply, changing industry dynamics, and legislative issues facing electric cooperatives, makes me a very good candidate to continue in my role as director.

What qualities do you possess that distinguish you as the best director candidate for Clark County REMC?
I have more than 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry, having held leadership positions in engineering, operations, smart grid development and emerging technologies. I am a strategic, values driven leader. I have been successful working with teams to motivate colleagues, employees, business partners and boards of directors with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds. I share the vision and values expressed in the 7 Cooperative Principles, and I have been part of leadership teams involved in strategic planning and execution for many years. I am able to relate well and build relationships with diverse groups of people, and value all opinions as they eventually lead to more informed and better decision making. I have been active at Eastside Christian Church in Jeffersonville, IN, serving on the praise and worship team as a keyboard player. I have also been very active with my alma mater, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN, having served as president of the Alumni Association as well as alumni representative to the Board of Trustees. I attribute my personal and professional success to possessing strong interpersonal and leadership skills, being a strategic thinker, holding a commitment to teamwork and building consensus, and being truthful and honest and exhibiting an unquestionable work ethic.

Kids Activities at the Jamboree

The 2023 Jamboree will have lots of fun activities for children of all ages. There will be a LIVE animal show, face painting, balloons, prizes, outdoor obstacle course inflatables and snow cones provided by Yello Sno. We can’t wait to see you on Saturday, April 15th at Charlestown High School from 2 5:30 p.m. for a day full of fun!

Silly Safari instructor showing a lizard to a girlLive Animal Show

Do you want to get really close to some amazing animals? Then join us on a Silly Safari at the 2023 Jamboree. Amazon John will be in the Auditorium with his furry friends from 3 to 4 p.m.

Outdoor Activities

Join us outside between the school and the football field for obstacle course inflatables and snow cones provided by Yello Sno. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the outdoor activities.Activities will move indoors if weather is bad.

Girl getting her face painted like a tigerFace Painting

Stop by to get your face painted by students from Charlestown High School. These activities are located in the hallway between the Auditorium and the football field.


Every child attending the 2023 Jamboree will be given a gift. Children newborn through age 18, whose parents or legal guardians are REMC members, can sign up to win a variety of gifts. Remember, you must be present to win. Prizes are announced after the business session beginning at 5 p.m.

EV Area

Electric vehicles at a charging stationElectric vehicles will be on display at the 2023 Jamboree near the main entrance from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Come visit with us and learn about electric vehicles or take a look at some of the new models that are currently available.

Senior Registration

If you are a senior member, 75 years or older, visit the registration table across from the main gym at Charlestown High School to receive a free gift. Members present who are 90 years and older will receive an additional gift. The oldest lady and gentleman present will be recognized during the business session of the Jamboree at 5 p.m. in the main gym.

Schedule of Events

2 p.m.Doors open
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Aux gym
Registration and voting
3 directors will be elected
Receive a registration gift – an LED battery backup bulb and a $5 bill credit for voting
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Outside near main entrance
Energy area
Electric vehicles on display
2 to 5 p.m.
Concession area outside main gym
Popcorn, water and ice cream treats
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Hallway near voting gym doors
CEO chat
Meet and greet with CEO, Jason Clemmons
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Hallway near main gym entrance
Oldest lady/gent registration
Members 75 years and older stop by for a free gift
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Auditorium – Hallway and outside between school and football field
Kids activities
Silly Safaris, Inc. 3 to 4 p.m.
Face painting, balloons, inflatables, snow cones and prizes
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Main gym
Caribou – Louisville’s premier rock ‘n roll dance band
4:30 to 5 p.m.
Main gym
Live line demonstration
REMC lineman perform high voltage demonstration
5 p.m.
Main gym
Business session
Election results
Recognition of oldest lady and gentleman
Prize drawing and adjournment


2023 REMC Jamboree Charleston High School Map