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APPA presents Radin Award to Greeneville Light and Power System's William Carroll


From the June 19, 2014 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published June 19, 2014

William M. Carroll

William M. Carroll, general manager of the Greeneville Light and Power System in Tennessee, received APPA's Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award yesterday at the association’s National Conference in Denver, Colorado. The award, named for longtime APPA chief executive Alex Radin, is the highest award granted by APPA and is bestowed in recognition of exceptional leadership and dedication to public power.

For four decades, Carroll has established himself as a leader and advocate for public power interests regionally and nationally. A video tribute describing his achievements is posted on Public Power TV.  

An engineer by training, Carroll continually looks for ways to improve the system in Greeneville, which serves 65,000 city and county residents over 650 square miles. He also encourages staff development in order to keep a small town and county in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains running with a system that is equal to or better than some systems in larger cities.

Carroll has been involved with APPA throughout his career, beginning with meetings and education programs, then through joining the board in 2004, and serving as chairman of the board from 2011 to 2012.

Carroll began his career with Columbia Power and Water Systems in Tennessee in 1972 and became general manager in 1982. In 1990, he joined Greeneville. In addition to serving as chairman of the board for APPA, Carroll chaired the boards of the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association and the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association, and served as president of the Appalachian District Power Distributors Association.

Each year at its annual conference, APPA presents major awards to individuals and utilities who demonstrate leadership among public power utilities. The 2014 award winners received their awards earlier this week at the National Conference in Denver. For more coverage of the awards, see the June 17 Public Power Daily. Videos commemorating the awardees are posted on Public Power TV.

Alex Radin led APPA for 35 years. A short video commemorating his life was shown to attendees of the APPA conference in Denver.

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