Benson City Manager Rob Wolfington named to WMMPA Board of Directors

Rob Wolfington, the city manager at Benson, Minn., is the newest member of the Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA) Board of Directors.

Wolfington has served as Benson's city manager since September 1996. Prior to that, he served for more than four years as city administrator for Rushford, Minn.

WMMPA has provided financing for and owns the electric generation and transmission facilities used by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES). MRES is an organization of 61 member communities in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. All of the members own and operate municipal electric distribution systems. Twenty-three of the 24 Minnesota members of MRES make up the membership of WMMPA.

The WMMPA Board meets monthly in conjunction with the MRES Board.

Wolfington will complete the term of John Harren, formerly of Melrose, Minn. Harren has taken a new position with the Willmar (Minn.) Municipal Utilities.