Municipal utility in Manassas, Virginia, receives APPA's Century Award
Originally published June 9, 2014
|Left to right: Jeff Haas, APPA vice president of membership and I.T.; J. Steven Randolph, Manassas councilman; John Weber, chair of the Manassas Utility Commission; and Clyde Wimmer, a member of the utility commission. Photo courtesy of Manassas City Utilities|
Manassas City Utilities in Virginia received the Century Award from APPA for its 100-year anniversary. The Century Award is given to APPA utilities that serve their consumers and communities continuously for 100 years with distributed electricity.
"We’re honored to receive this prestigious award ... We look forward to serving them another 100 years," said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for Manassas.
To commemorate the milestone, Manassas hosted an anniversary event that was attended by more than 600 people, the utility said. A time capsule containing memorable utility items from the past century was ceremoniously buried. The utility also raised more than $3,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society.
"APPA’s Century Award is a source of pride, not only to all those associated with the utility and the community, but to all of public power," said Sue Kelly, APPA president and CEO.
A list of previous award recipients, including utilities that are celebrating their centennial this year, can be found at PublicPower.org.
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