Award Winners

2021 winners are listed below.

Outstanding Utilities, 2021

E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award

Honors American Public Power Association member utilities with outstanding accomplishments. (Previous winners)

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Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Tennessee

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Kaukauna Utilities, Wisconsin

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Paducah Power System, Kentucky

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City of Tallahassee Utilities, Florida

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Sue Kelly Community Service Award

Recognizes utilities for good neighbor activities that show commitment to the local community. (Previous winners)

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EPB of Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Fayetteville PWC, North Carolina

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Kaukauna Utilities, Wisconsin

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Mason County Public Utility District No. 1, Washington

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City of Philippi, West Virginia

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DEED Energy Innovator Award

The American Public Power Association’s research program, Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments, nurtures innovation in public power. Each year we recognize our most innovative utility projects with the Energy Innovator Award. (Previous winners)

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Orlando Utilities Commission, Florida

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Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, Minnesota

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DEED Award of Continued Excellence

The Award of Continued Excellence recognizes a DEED member utility that has demonstrated continued commitment to DEED program ideals through involvement in grants and scholarships, pursuit of energy efficiency, use of renewable resources, and support of public power. (Previous winners)

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Heartland Consumers Power District, South Dakota

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City of Tallahassee Utilities, Florida

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Outstanding Public Power Leaders, 2021

Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes exceptional leadership and dedication to public power. (Previous winners)

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Hugh E. Grunden, P.E., President and CEO, Easton Utilities, Easton, Maryland

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Coleman F. Smoak, Jr., Former General Manager, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, Greer, South Carolina

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James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award

Recognizes people who have made substantial contributions to the electric utility industry, with a special commitment to public power. (Previous winners)

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Michelle Bertolino, Electric Utility Director, Roseville Electric Utility, Roseville, California

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Mark Chesney, CEO/General Manager, Kansas Power Pool, Wichita, Kansas

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Marshall Empey, Chief Operations Officer, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Jack Kegel, Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, Plymouth, Minnesota

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Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award

Recognizes managers  — of small utilities serving fewer than 2,500 meters — who have a small staff and must assume multiple roles. (Previous winners)

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Robert LaFave, Village Manager, Village of L’Anse Electric Utility, L’Anse, Michigan

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Jamie Lindstrom, Superintendent, Town of Argos, Indiana

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Joe Price, Village Administrator, Grafton Village Power & Light, Grafton, Ohio

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Tim Stallard, Village Administrator, Village of Lucas Electric Utilities, Lucas, Ohio

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Faith Willoughby, Town Manager, Town of Chalmers, Indiana

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Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award

Recognizes individuals for their service to the American Public Power Association. (Previous winners)  

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Aaron K. Haderle,
Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Kissimmee, Florida

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Gregory A. Labbe,
Electric Operations Manager, Lafayette Utilities System, Lafayette, Louisiana

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Carter Manucy,
IT/OT and Cybersecurity Director, Florida Municipal Power Agency, Orlando, Florida

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Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award

Recognizes elected or appointed local officials who have contributed to the goals of the American Public Power Association. (Previous winners)

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Jason Bienski, Ex-Officio to the BTU Board of Directors, Bryan Texas Utilities, Bryan, Texas

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David Hagele,
Chair, Northern California Power Agency; Councilmember & Former Mayor, City of Healdsburg, California

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John R. Koelmel,
Chair of New York Power Authority, White Plains, New York

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Steve Leifson,
Mayor, Spanish Fork City & Chair, Utah Municipal Power Agency, Spanish Fork, Utah 

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Robert E. Roundtree Rising Star Award

Scholarship for a future leader in public power. The recipient receives a stipend to travel to an Association conference or training program to advance their education and development in public power. (Previous winners)

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Vidhi Chawla, Assistant General Manager of Energy Resources Planning, Alameda Municipal Power, Alameda, California

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Mark Crisson Leadership and Managerial Excellence Award

Recognizes managers at a utility, joint action agency, or state or regional association who steer their organizations to new levels of excellence, lead by example, and inspire staff to do better. (Previous winners)

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Jeffery W. Feldt,
General Manager,
Kaukauna Utilities, Kaukauna, Wisconsin 

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William A. Johnson,
General Manager,
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, Kansas City, Kansas

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Paul E. McElroy,
CEO and Managing Director (Retired), 
JEA, Jacksonville, Florida 

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