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Community Engagement
In this Q&A from December 2019, the American Public Power Association’s outgoing president and CEO, Sue Kelly, and incoming president and CEO, Joy Ditto, shared their thoughts on the leadership transition and what’s in store for public power in the years to come. What do you see as the biggest
Washington, D.C., October 15, 2019 – The American Public Power Association (Association) Board of Directors has appointed Joy Ditto as the organization’s new President and CEO effective January 13. Ditto will succeed Sue Kelly, who is retiring in December 2019 after a five-year term as the
Pre-course work to be completed by June 14th
In June 2019, Coleman Smoak, general manager of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency in South Carolina, will complete a year as chair of the American Public Power Association’s board. He will pass the baton to Decosta Jenkins (DJ), president and CEO of Nashville Electric Service in Tennessee. These two
Women have long played a prominent role in public power leadership. Under its strategic initiative to “support workforce planning,” the American Public Power Association provides many networking and professional development opportunities for women to grow and contribute in public power. We asked
Community Engagement
We invited mayors of public power communities to tell us how their communities are enriched by having a not-for-profit community-owned electric utility. “Having our local utility be a municipally owned public power organization means that decisions are made locally, not in a corporate boardroom
In June 2019, four public power leaders from utilities across the country will come together in a panel discussion at the American Public Power Association’s National Conference on how to build a culture of excellence in public power. In advance of the discussion, they shared with Public Power
Winners of the 2019 American Public Power Association leadership and service awards share their advice for public power leaders.