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Committees & Interest Groups

FMEA operates several committees and special interest groups for its members. In addition to specialized information sharing, FMEA also facilitates surveys, workshops and roundtables throughout the year geared toward these specific groups.

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Standing Committees

Board of Directors
Each FMEA Regular Member appoints one representative to serve on FMEA’s Board of Directors. The Board meets collectively on average, three times a year, and is charged with guiding and overseeing FMEA’s overall direction. Board members may also appoint alternates to vote in their absence. 

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is comprised of FMEA’s four officers – President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer – as well as the three immediate Past Presidents of the Association. The Executive Committee guides the Association’s activities between the meetings of the FMEA Board.

Legislative & Regulatory Committee
The L&R Committee oversees the legislative and regulatory activities of FMEA. The committee meets on an as-needed basis, but it consulted often for legislative and regulatory feedback.

Customer Connections Committee
Consists of representatives from member utilities who work in all aspects of utility operations that interact with customers, including customer service, key accounts, energy conservation, and demand-side management. Meets 1-2 times a year.

Safety & Training Committee
Consists of representatives from member utilities who are charged with safely operating their electric utilities, including safety coordinators and safety directors. Training coordinators & directors also participate. Meets 1-2 times a year.

Communicators Committee
Consists of representatives from member utilities who are responsible for internal and external communications including media relations, social media, marketing and public relations. Meets 1-2 times a year.

Engineering & Operations Committee
Consists of representatives from member utilities who are responsible for every aspect of engineering & operations, including transmission, distribution, generation, and fuels.

Mutual Aid Committee
Individuals at member utilities responsible for coordinating and managing mutual aid needs for their local utility. The primary designee is available around the clock to discuss 1) needs of their electric utility after a storm or when another emergency hits their area, or 2) available assistance to provide other utilities/cities in need after an emergency. 

Interest Groups

Diversity in Florida Public Power interest group
Interest group of individuals interested in learning more about and discussing issues focused on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and highlighting and supporting achievements of women and minorities in Florida public power.

Renewables and efficiency interest group
Consists of representatives from member utilities who are involved in alternative energy supply, energy efficiency, distributed generation, electric vehicles, solar energy, conservation, and other innovative programs.

Large utility CEO interest group
Consists of the CEOs from FMEA’s large public power utility members, who serve 70,000 retail customers or more. Group meets 1-2 times a year or more frequently as requested by any of the CEOs.

Energy auditors interest group
Interest group consisting of representatives from member utilities who are involved in performing and/or providing energy audits to customers.

Key accounts interest group
Interest group consisting of representatives from member utilities who are involved in working with utility key accounts.

Finance interest group
Interest group consisting of representatives from member utilities who handle the financial side of public power utilities – including representatives involved in managing FEMA filings.

Legal interest group
Interest group consisting of legal counsel from member utilities.

Grants interest group
Interest group consisting of representatives from member utilities who are interested in learning about potential grant opportunities.

Human resources interest group
Interest group consisting of representatives from member utilities who are involved in human resources for their utility.

Administrative professionals interest group
Interest group consisting of representatives from member utilities that serve as administrative professionals.

IT and cybersecurity interest group
Interest group consisting of representatives from member utilities who are involved in information technology and cybersecurity issues.

Regional small utility discussion groups interest group
FMEA can establish additional interest groups upon request of FMEA members (i.e., Florida panhandle public power city managers)