Luke Pohl, of Westphalia, a local businessman and 31-year high school basketball coach, will fill an open seat on the HomeWorks Tri-County Electric board.

Chosen from eight candidates, Pohl is filling the remaining year of a term formerly held by Carl Morton, who retired after 36 years of service.

Pohl represents District 3, which serves Clinton County except Bingham, Duplain and Greenbush townships.

Pohl was also a director of Westphalia Broadband for 12 years, with 10 years as chairman, and owns Pohl’s Travel Plaza on M-100 north of Grand Ledge.

“My experience running a successful business, as well as serving on and chairing various boards, give me the tools needed to be an asset. I have an easy time working with others and look forward to the opportunity to work with the Tri-County Electric Cooperative board,” Pohl said.