Policy Leadership

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee provides a forum for discussion on policy and legislative issues for multi-service state and regional associations comprised of either all public power or combined public power and cooperative members.


Dan Hodges
Executive Director
Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities, Colorado


Legislative & Resolutions Committee

Members of the Association’s Legislative and Resolutions Committee meet twice a year to propose and vote on new policy resolutions, which are then voted on by all Association members. Learn more about taking action through the L&R Committee.


Nicki Fuller
Executive Director
Southwestern Power Resources Association

Vice Chair

Tanya DeRivi
Director of Government Affairs
Southern California Public Power Authority


Policy Makers Council

The American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council is comprised of elected or appointed officials on the governing bodies of public power communities. The PMC meets twice a year in Washington, D.C., and visits with elected representatives and congressional staff on issues critical to public power. 


David Alvey, Chair
Mayor, Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas

Randy Smith, Chair-Elect
Commissioner, Chelan County PUD, Washington

Stan Luke, 1st Committee Vice-Chair
Mayor, City of Burlington, Kansas

Ben Kostick, Immediate Past Chair
Commissioner, Public Utility District No. 1 of Lewis County, Washington

Learn more about the full Policy Makers Council membership.