Community Engagement

Adams nominated as next LADWP GM, Miller to retire as GM of City Utilities

Los Angeles Mayor nominates Marty Adams as next GM of LADWP

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti nominated Marty Adams as the next General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Adams, currently LADWP’s Chief Operating Officer, is a 35-year veteran of the utility. Adams will succeed David Wright, who announced June 14 that he will step down from the utility on Oct. 1. Wright brought stability to the Department while improving customer service, investing in local water supplies, keeping rates low, and accelerating LADWP’s transition to a clean energy future, Garcetti’s office noted. The LADWP Board of Commissioners will consider Adams’ nomination, which is also subject to City Council confirmation. Prior to his current role, Adams spent ten years as the Director of Water Operations, in charge of the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the L.A. water delivery system — including the L.A. Aqueduct and other supply sources, pump stations, reservoirs, water treatment, and management of water system properties.

Scott Miller plans to retire as GM of City Utilities of Springfield

Scott Miller, City Utilities of Springfield’s General Manager, announced his plan to retire. Miller has led City Utilities as its top executive since 2011 and his last day at the utility will be Dec. 20.  During his time as General Manager, City Utilities strengthened its strong financial position to a AA+ rating, positioned the utility for the future by increasing its renewable portfolio to over 40%, and focused on community involvement and economic development, the public power utility noted. Miller joined City Utilities in 2002 from Dayton Power & Light Co.  He was instrumental in the construction and startup of Unit 2 at the John Twitty Energy Center before becoming General Manager in 2011.  Information regarding the appointment of a search committee and the process for hiring a GM will be provided in the near future.

William Acee joins staff of Hometown Connections

Hometown Connections welcomed to its staff William Acee as sales representative for the New England region, New York, and New Jersey.  Since 1990, Acee has been committed to local government in the Village of Sherburne, N.Y., and has been closely involved with public power at the local, state and national levels, Hometown Connections said. He has served the village for thirty years and has been integrally involved all aspects of the village’s utility operations including capital planning, economic development, succession planning and training, technology adoption, and energy efficiency programming. For the Village of Sherburne, Acee has served on the Village Board of Trustees and as Mayor. At the state level, Acee has served as vice-president on the board of the Municipal Electric Utilities Association of New York State (MEUA). During his tenure with MEUA, this state-wide association oversaw the creation of the joint action agency, the New York Municipal Power Agency. Acee has also served as the administrator for the New York Association of Public Power, which is composed of nine municipal electric utilities and four rural electric cooperatives. Hometown Connections is a national, non-profit utility services organization that serves public power utilities.