Three members of the Stark Development Corp. board have resigned.

Reed Reyman, Peter Bazin and Sarah Trustem have all left the board, Ryan Jilek, SDC executive vice president, said.

SDC provides many services and resources to foster local businesses and industry, including providing funds for building improvements and workforce development.

Reyman, who represented healthcare on the board, is stepping down as CHI St. Alexius Heath president and leaving the community. He is moving to Grand Forks.

Bazin, who represented the energy sector, served as ConocoPhillips Williston operations and maintenance superintendent. He is staying with ConocoPhillips but transferring to Anchorage, Alaska.

"Reed and Peter have both submitted recommendations for their replacement to fulfill their terms," Jilek said. "Our board did approve those replacements and we will reach out to those individuals and orientate them on the board and the responsibilities of being a director on the board."

Trustem represented the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce. She stepped down as DACC executive director in May to join Dickinson Public Schools as community relations coordinator, a newly created position.

The board's chamber position is appointed by the DACC board of directors.

"We are looking to them to submit a recommendation from their board for her replacement," Jilek said.

Several SDC board members, including Jilek, came to the SDC board through the chamber.

The three board replacements could only be serving temporarily.

"When their respective terms are up for election, our nominating committee will re-evaluate the seats and we will fill them as necessary," Jilek said.

Turnover is fairly routine for the SDC board.

"It is unusual to have three board members submit letters of resignation at once," Jilek said. "All three resignations did express their gratitude and appreciated the opportunity to serve on the SDC board."

In February, T.J. Herauf stepped down as Stark Development Corp. board president. Herauf, Dickinson Coca-Cola Bottling Co. president, had been a member of the SDC board for nearly 30 years.

He was replaced by Bruce Baer, an SDC member since 2014 and Belfield Choice Bank location president.

The SDC and its board are excited for the addition of new members, Jilek said.

"We always look forward to new faces, and the ideas and experience those new members bring to our board," he said. "It helps our organization evolve to respond to a community and region that is continuously changing and growing."

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