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.


Ewell Lawson
Vice President of Government Affairs, Communications, and Member Relations
Missouri Public Utility Alliance, Missouri


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.


Seth Voyles
Manager, Federal Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
Omaha Public Power District, Omaha, Nebraska

Vice Chair

Dan Hodges
Executive Director
Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities, Colorado Springs, Colorado 


Policy Makers Council

The American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council has 45 members — elected or appointed officials on the governing bodies of public power communities. Four members are appointed to the PMC from each of the 10 geographic regions. The PMC meets twice a year in Washington, D.C., and visits with elected representatives and congressional staff on issues critical to public power. 


William Acee, Chair
Mayor, Village of Sherburne, New York

Ben Kostick, 1st Committee Vice-Chair
Commissioner, Public Utility District No. 1 of Lewis County, Washington

David Alvey, 2nd Committee Vice-Chair
Mayor/CEO of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas

Thomas Kuntz, Immediate Past Chair
Mayor, City of Owatonna, Minnesota

Learn more about the full Policy Makers Council membership.