The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today elected new officers to preside over the organization’s board of directors. Assuming leadership roles at FMEA are President Joel Ivy, general manager for Lakeland Electric; President-elect Mike Poucher, utility director for Ocala Electric Utility; Vice President Allen Putnam, managing director of Beaches Energy Services in Jacksonville Beach; and Secretary-Treasurer James Braddock, director of support services and internal auditing for the City of Wauchula. The elections took place at the association’s annual meeting in Palm Beach.
“My career path brought me to Florida and I knew I was in the right place because of the incredible network of public power communities that have come together as part of this association to work for the greater good of our industry and customers,” said Ivy. “We have many opportunities before us and I look forward to working with my fellow officers, board members and association members to take full advantage of those opportunities.”
FMEA is the statewide trade association representing Florida’s public power utilities. The association actively represents and advocates for member cities’ interests on a wide variety of state and federal issues, provides education and training for members and serves as a clearinghouse for industry news and information.
Public power utilities have been providing affordable, reliable electric service for more than a century. As community-owned and locally managed organizations, these utilities are focused on serving local needs and interests while reinvesting back into the community.
For more information on FMEA and Florida’s public power communities, please visit www.publicpower.com.