On Hand Would Like to Welcome our Newest Board Member, BJ Hughes

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BJ Hughes is the newest face to the On Hand Development Corporation Board Of Directors. BJ was selected by the On Hand Board at the most recent board meeting on Wednesday, July 14. BJ is taking the seat of Brian Jones who sat on the board for the past five years.

The On Hand Board of Directors selected BJ because of his entrepreneur spirit, his knowledge of Hand County and his passion for our community and for business. BJ is the owner of Hughes Electric where they work on commercial, residential, and farm wiring. Hughes Electric will be celebrating ten years of business this September. This is the first board BJ has served on and is excited to be involved in something that will make a difference in Hand County. In his free time, he enjoys traveling to BBQ competitions with his fiance, Brooks Alexander, and watching his two boys play sports.

On Hand Development was created in 1987 by a group of citizens to help keep the Hand County area vital and growing. We have been "on hand" and working toward that goal. The mission of On Hand Development Corporation is to maintain and assist in the expansion of existing businesses and support the growth of new businesses while striving to improve the economy of the Miller area.

The On Hand Board consist of 11 board members throughout the county. Those board members include: Cooper Bebo (Professional), Natalie Bertsch (Governmental-school board), Brian Bonebright (C&C Membership), Sarah DeHaii (Professional), BJ Hughes (C&C Membership), Mike Mentzer (Finance), Travis Stevens (C&C Membership), Laine Warkenthien (Finance), Luke Wernsmann (Governmental-County Commission), Jason Wilhelm (Professional), and Joe Zeller (Governmental-City Council). According to the On Hand By-Laws, the board must consist of: six at large directors, two finance directors, and three governmental directors.  Three of the professional directors are Miller C&C members. The remaining Professional spots are selected within the Board of Directors. The Governmental spots are to be filled within the Miller City Council, The Hand County Commissioners, and the Miller School Board. The positions are selected by those respective organizations’ governing bodies appointed to the board. The On Hand Board meets monthly and has a number of other committees that meet when needed. All of the Board members are volunteer and get no reimbursement for their time and commitment to our community.

Have you ever thought about sitting on the On Hand Development Corporation Board? Talk to Kecia Beranek for more information on all of the projects that On Hand is currently working on.

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