At a meeting held during its annual conference, the Florida Municipal Electric Association on July 19 elected a new slate of officers to preside over the organization’s board of directors.
Serving as the executive leadership team of the board are President Joe Bunch, general manager and CEO of New Smyrna Beach Utilities; President-Elect Clint Bullock, general manager and CEO of OUC (Orlando Utilities Commission); Vice President Ed Liberty, director of the City of Lake Worth Electric Utility; and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Langley, electric utility director for the City of Mount Dora.
“Each of these officers have been long-serving advocates for all of Florida’s public power communities and steadfast believers in the public power model that focuses on a community-centric approach to providing clean, affordable and reliable power to its customers,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director.
“As we wrap up our 80th anniversary celebration year and a review of our history, I look forward to the accomplishments and innovations this new executive leadership team will bring to FMEA’s future,” she said.
FMEA represents the interests of members that range in size from cities as populous as Jacksonville, Orlando, Lakeland, Tallahassee and Gainesville, to smaller Main Street towns, such as Wauchula, Havana and Bushnell. Together, these community-owned electric utilities proudly serve more than 4 million of Florida’s residential and business utility consumers and employ more than 5,700 Floridians.
The association actively represents and advocates for member cities’ interests on a wide variety of state and federal issues, provides education and training for members and serves as a clearinghouse for industry news and information.
FMEA hosts five signature events throughout the year: the FMEA Annual Conference, Energy Connections Conference & Trade Show, the Florida Lineman Competition, FMEA Hurricane Forum and the FMEA Legislative Rally.