Previous Donovan Award Recipients

The Donovan Award recognizes persons who have made substantial contributions to the electric utility industry, with a special commitment to public power.

Adkins, Berkley G.
Danville, Virginia, 1976

Aghjayan, Edward K.
Public Utilities Department
Anaheim, California, 1993

Alexander, Leslie M.
Salt River Project
Phoenix, Arizona, 1970

Baker, James E.(with Korkosz, John J. and Spurrell, Alban G.)
Municipal Light Department
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, 1965,1972

Beardmore, Keith D.
Municipal Utilities
Chillicothe, Missouri, 1979

Bell, Henry A.
Department of Public Utilities, Division of Electricity
Columbus, Ohio, 1999

Billingsley, Kirby
Chelan County Public Utility District
Wenatchee, Washington, 1964

Birdsall, Weston D.
Municipal Utilities
Osage, Iowa, 1990

Steven K. Blanchard
Fayetteville Public Works Commission, 2014

Bonderman, Allen
Atlantic Municipal Utilities
Atlantic, Iowa, 2012

Bouchard, David       
Forest Grove Light and Power                          
Forest Grove, Oregon, 2004

Brantley, B. Howell
City of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 1968

Browder, R. Michael
Electric System
Bristol, Tennessee, 1981

Bryant, Harley W.
Chelan County Public Utility District
Wenatchee, Washington, 1966

Buff, James A.
New York Power Authority
Marcy, New York, 1996

Bundy, Terry L.
Lincoln Electric System
Lincoln, Nebraska, 2008

Butts, John T.
Electric Plant Board
Franklin, Kentucky, 1978

Cannon, Glenn S.
Waverly Light and Power
Waverly, Iowa, 2001

CarnahanBill 
Southern California Public Power Authority
Glendora, California, 2016

Christensen, Eric
Assistant General Counsel
Snohomish County PUD
Everett, Washington, 2006

Clouse, Emmet E.
Klickitat County Public Utility District
Goldendale, Washington, 1971

Cobb, Edward E.
Utilities Department
Huntsville, Alabama, 1973

Collette, Don
Electric System
McMinnville,Tennessee, 1994

Copp, Gerald L.
Chelan County Public Utility District
Wenatchee, Washington, 1992

Cozzens, Bradley
Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles, California, 1969

Crawford, Richard C.
Tennessee Valley Public Power Association
Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2003

Cristell, Raymond R.
Light and Power System
Oberlin, Ohio, 1979

Daggett, E. Leon
Board of Public Utilities
Kansas City, Kansas, 1999

Dahlquist, Duane S.
Blue Ridge Power Agency
Salem, Virginia, 2017

Dau, Russell
Missouri Basin Municipal Power Agency
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1987

Davis, E.K. "Ken"
Sacramento Municipal Utility District, California, 1976

Mel Davis
Lawrenceburg Municipal Utilities, 2014

Davis, Ronald E.
Burbank Water and Power
Burbank, California, 2010

Dawson, Harry
General Manager

Oklahoma Municpal Power Authority
Edmond, Oklahoma, 2006

DePriest, Harold E.
EPB
Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2009

Diehl, Fred D.
Board of Public Utilities
McPherson, Kansas, 1971

Dietrich, Norman E.
Utilities Department
Austin, Minnesota, 1982

DiStasio, John
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Sacramento, California, 2013

Doneen, Michael  Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County  
East Wenatchee, Wash.
2007

Duncan, Roger
Deputy General Manager

Distributed Energy Services
Austin, Texas, 2006

Eddens, Q.E.
Electric Department
Decatur, Alabama, 1965

Edwards, Marcie L.
Anaheim Public Utilities
Anaheim, California, 2009

Edwards, T. Graham
Electricities

Raleigh, North Carolina, 2010

Elmore, Howard
Chelan County Public Utility District

Wenatchee, Washington, 1968

Engstrom, Clifford G.
Massena Electric Department

Massena, New York, 1997

Erdahl, Clifton A.
Department of Public Utilities
Tacoma, Washington, 1970

Exum, Joe H.
Utility Division
Jackson, Tennessee, 1984

Feragen, Robert W.
Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company
Ludlow, Massachusetts, 1978

Ferriter, Maurice J.
Gas & Electric Department
Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1998

Frederick, Bryant M.
Florida Municipal Power Agency

Tallahassee, Florida, 2009

Gallagher, John P.
Utilities Department
Piqua, Ohio, 1959

Goss, Floyd
Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles, California, 1972

GuarrielloNicholas P.
Florida Municipal Power Authority
Orlando, Florida, 2016

Haase, Walter W., P.E.
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
Fort Defiance, Arizona, 2011

Robert Haug
Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, 2014

Hancock, Stanley
Salt River Project
Phoenix, Arizona, 1989

Hegemann, Kenneth L.
American Municipal Power - Ohio, Inc.
Columbus, Ohio, 1997

Heller, Thomas
Missouri River Energy Services, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2004

Hembree, Paul
Electric Service
Nashville, Tennessee, 1986

Hill, Durwood W.
Nebraska Public Power District
Columbus, Nebraska, 1970

Hunter, J.H.
Department of Water, Light and Power
Springfield, Illinois, 1967

Hurd, Owen W.
Washington Public Power Supply System
Kennewick, Washington, 1964

Hutchings, W. Berry
City Light and Power
Bountiful, Utah, 1965

Huval, Terry
Lafayette Utilities System
Lafayette, La. 2007

Johnston, Robert
President/ CEO
MEAG Power
Atlanta, Georgia, 2006

Jones, Alan H.
Water and Light Department
McMinnville, Oregon, 1979

Jordan, Gerald "Jerry"
California Municipal Utilities Association
Sacramento, California, 1998

Judd, G. Richard
Utah Municipal Power Agency
Spanish Fork, Utah, 2003

Kaser, Roy E.
Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power

Crawfordsville, Indiana, 2005

Kelly, John
Public Utilities
Gainesville, Florida, 1969

Kennedy, J. Dillon
Utilities Commission
Jacksonville, Florida, 1964

Korkosz, John J.(with Baker, James E. and Spurrell, Alban G.)
Power Supply Committee
Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts, 1972

Lyren, William J.
Wadsworth Electric Communications
Wadsworth, Ohio, 2002

Loggins, Joe N.
Tullahoma Board of Public Utilities
Tullahoma, Tennessee, 2000

Madison, Jack H.
Tillamook People's Utility District
Tillamook, Oregon, 1983

Malon, Richard E.
Water and Light Department
Columbia, Missouri, 1993

Martinson, Harland
Municipal Power
Elbow Lake, Minnesota, 1969

Mayben, William R.
Nebraska Public Power District
Columbus, Nebraska, 2002

McCullar, Patrick E.
Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation
Smyrna, Delaware, 2015

Morris, Jr., Herman
Memphis Light, Gas and Water
Memphis, Tennessee, 2003

MuellerPhillip “Doc”
Illinois Municipal Electric Agency
Springfield, Illinois, 2017

Mullen, Ernest J.
Electric and Water Department
Kaukauna, Wisconsin, 1996

Nelson, Samuel B.
Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles, California, 1966

Nixon, Ray D.
Department of Public Utilities
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1972

Pexton, W. Leon
Utah Municipal Power Agency
Spanish Fork, Utah, 2008

Pofok, George S.
Cleveland Public Power
Cleveland, Ohio, 2001

Pope, James H.
Silicon Valley Power
Santa Clara, California 2002

Reich, George D.
Municipal Lighting Department
Plattsburgh, New York, 1987

Richard, Sylvan
Utilities System
Lafayette, Louisiana, 1980

Ries, Robert
Grant County Public Utility District
Ephrata, Washington, 1974

Roos, Brad
Marshall Municipal Utilities
Marshall, Minnesota, 2015

Rose, Mark
Lower Colorado River Authority
Austin, Texas, 1994

Rosenbalm, Wes
Bristol Virginia Utilities
Bristol, Virginia, 2008

Roundtree, Robert E.
City Utilities
Springfield, Missouri, 1989

Shelley Sahling-Zart
Lincoln Electric System, 2014

Schacht, R.L.
Consumers Public Power District
Columbus, Nebraska, 1959

Schiebout, Harold F.
City of Sioux Center, Iowa, 1991

Scully, Maurice R. (Mo)
Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative
Norwich, Connecticut, 2008

Sherfey, James D.
Electric System
Bristol, Tennessee, 1977

Sinclair, W. Dan
Crisp County Power Commission
Cordele, Georgia, 1959

Skelton, Brian
Tullahoma Utilities Board
Tullahoma, Tennessee, 2012

Spruce, Jack K.
City Public Service
San Antonio, Texas, 1988

Spurrell, Alban G. (with Baker, James E. and Korkosz, John J.)
Power Supply Committee
Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts, 1972

Stanfield, James
Lakeland Electric
Lakeland, Florida, 2011

Staz, Sharon A.
Kennebunk Light and Power District
Kennebunk, Maine, 2013

Stokley, Donald L.
Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia, 1991

Tilton, Jesse C.
ElectriCities of North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina, 2004

Thayer, Neal B.
City Water and Light
Jonesboro, Arkansas, 1963

Tobin, William G.
Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities
Rock Rapids, Iowa, 1995

Ulmer, Marion C.
City Water and Light
Jonesboro, Arkansas, 1980

Verrips, Arie
Municipal Light and Power
Sioux Center, Iowa, 1968

von Rosenberg, Arthur
City Public Service
San Antonio, Texas 2000

Wacker, H. Steve
NMPP Energy
Lincoln, Nebraska, 1995

Walkley, Glenn C.
Franklin County Public Utility District
Pasco, Washington, 1975

Walters, David R.
Michigan Public Power Agency
2013

Ward, Anthony T. 
Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, 2017

Welsh, James C.
Kissimmee Utility Authority
Kissimmee, Florida, 2012

White, Robert E.
Loup River Public Power District

Columbus, Nebraska, 2005

Wolf, Walter
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
Fort Defiance, Arizona, 2015

Zimmerman, Gary
Michigan Municipal Electric Association
Lansing, Michigan, 2003

Zingmark, Loren
East River Electric Power Cooperative
Madison, South Dakota, 1985