Doniphan Electric Cooperative Association, Incorporated is a nonprofit, member owned organization that was founded in 1937 as part of the Rural Electrification Act to provide electric service to members of Doniphan County and areas in Atchison and Brown counties. It is located in Troy, Kansas. REA is now the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Doniphan Electric Cooperative is the smallest Rural Electric Cooperative in the state of Kansas serving over 1,650 residential and business consumers. It employs four linemen that maintain the 467 miles of distribution line. The goal of Doniphan Electric Cooperative is to provide members safe and reliable service in a prompt and efficient manner at the most economically feasible rate.
James Lednicky has been hired as the General Manager of Doniphan Electric. He earned an agronomy degree from Kansas State University in 1982. He previously worked for Rainbow Communications in Everest, KS from 1988 until April 1, 2017 with nineteen of those years as manager. James' tenure supervising a local member owned cooperative demonstrated managerial skills that should allow the transition of leadership for Doniphan Electric to be successful and provide the membership stability and a voice.