Award Winners

Association members can click here to learn how and when to submit nominations for the 2019 utility and individual awards by Jan 31, 2019. 2018 winners are listed below.

Outstanding Utilities, 2018

E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award

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

BED Sterling Municipal Light Department Lincoln Electric System employees and child

Burlington Electric Department, Vermont   

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Sterling Municipal Light Department, Massachusetts

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Emerald People's Utility District, Oregon   

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Community Service Award

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

  children with ASPA   NBU  

American Samoa Power Authority, American Samoa

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New Braunfels Utilities, Texas

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Sacramento Municipal Utility District, California

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Outstanding Public Power Leaders, 2018

Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award

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

  Doug Hunter  

Douglas Hunter, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, Utah

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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)

  Fred Bryant   Kincheloe  

Frederick M. Bryant, General Counsel Emeritus, Florida Municipal Power Agency, Florida

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Duncan Kincheloe, President and General Manager, Missouri Public Utility Alliance, Missouri

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  Reddemann   Wally Schlink  

Mark Reddemann, Former Chief Executive Officer, Energy Northwest, Washington

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Walter "Wally" Schlink, Former Director of Power Resources and Customer Relations, Rochester Public Utilities, Minnesota

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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)

  Ted Rampton  

Ted Rampton, Chief Governmental Affairs Officer, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, Utah

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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)

Bruce Metz Merl Page Patrick Weber

Bruce A. Metz, Village Administrator, Jackson Center Municipal Electric, Ohio

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Merl Page, City Manager, City of Wamego, Kansas

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Patrick Weber, Manager, Eagle River Light and Water Utility, Wisconsin

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  Tom Kane   Bernard Linne  

Tom Kane, Public Works Director, Hawarden Municipal Utilities, Iowa

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Bernard "Pudder" Linne, Operations Manager, Troy Utilities, 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)

  Jane Cirrincione   Chris Gent  

Jane Cirrincione, Assistant General Manager, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Northern California Power Agency, California

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Chris M. Gent, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida

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  Amy Zubaly  

Amy Zubaly, Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association, 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)

Michael A Perri Jr Patrick Kolstad

Michael A. Perri, Jr., Board Member, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Florida

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Patrick Kolstand, Councilman, City of Santa Clara, California      

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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)

  David Hubbard  

David Hubbard, Power Supply Manager, New Braunfels Utilities, Texas

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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)

  Dolores Slatcher   James Moynihan  

Dolores Slatcher, City Manager Retired, a DEMEC Member, City of Seaford Electric Department, Delaware

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James Moynihan, General Manager, North Attleborough Electric System, Massachusetts

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