Award Winners

Association members can click here to learn how and when to submit nominations for the 2021 utility and individual awards by Jan 31, 2021. 2020 winners are listed below.

Outstanding Utilities, 2020

E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award

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

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Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Arizona

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Pasadena Water & Power, California

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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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CPS Energy, Texas

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Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power, Indiana

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Easton Utilities, Maryland

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Glendale Water & Power, California

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Knoxville Utilities Board, Tennessee

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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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American Municipal Power, Inc., Ohio

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Heartland Consumers Power District, South Dakota

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Lakeland Electric, Florida

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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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American Municipal Power, Inc., Ohio

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Outstanding Public Power Leaders, 2020

Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award

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

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Walter Haase, General Manager, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Fort Defiance, Arizona

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Arlen Orchard, CEO & General Manager, SMUD, Sacramento, California

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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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George Caan, Executive Director, Washington Public Utility Districts Association, Olympia, Washington

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Bryan Cope, Program Development Manager, Southern California Public Power Authority, Glendora, California

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Brian D. Taylor, General Manager, CDE Lightband, Clarksville, Tennessee

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Alan H. Richardson Statesmanship Award

Recognizes public power leaders who work to achieve consensus on national issues important to public power utilities. (Previous winners)

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Steve Wright, General Manager, Chelan County PUD, Wenatchee, Washington

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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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Mike DeFinis, Borough Manager, Borough of Hatfield, Pennsylvania

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Bob Lockmon, Village Superintendent, Stuart Municipal Power, Stuart, Nebraska

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Jason McPherson, City Administrator, Marlow Electric, Marlow, Oklahoma

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Jeff Peterson, Superintendent, Brodhead Water & Light, Brodhead, Wisconsin

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Stuart T. Smith, Superintendent, Spring Valley Public Utilities, Spring Valley, Minnesota

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Brad Zellers, Town Manager, Town of Winamac, 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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Julio Torrado, Director of Human Resources and Communications, Keys Energy Services, Key West, 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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Ronald W. Boles, Chairman of Electric Board, Huntsville Utilities, Huntsville, Alabama

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Rebecca Casper, Mayor, City of Idaho Falls, Idaho

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Kathleen Thacker, Board of Directors Chair, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Kissimmee, Florida

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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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James R. Logan, Executive Director of Infrastructure, City of Hamilton, Ohio

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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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Thomas J. Heller, President & CEO, Missouri River Energy Services, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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David Leathers, General Manager, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, Jamestown, New York

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