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 APPA’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.


George Caan
Executive Director
Washington Public Utility Districts Association

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. 


Randy Smith, Chair
Commissioner, Chelan County PUD, Washington

Stan Luke, Chair-Elect
Mayor, City of Burlington, Kansas

Jim Brooks, First Vice Chair
Alderman, City of Evansville, Wisconsin

Jeff Hall, Second Vice Chair
Commissioner, Benton PUD, Washington

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

Learn more about the full Policy Makers Council membership.