Florida Municipal Electric Association announces new Executive Board
Palm Beach, Fla. – During a meeting at its annual conference in Palm Beach, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today elected a new slate of officers to preside over the organization’s board of directors. Serving as the executive leadership team of the board are President Brian Horton, president and general manager of KUA (Kissimmee Utility Authority); President-Elect Joe Bunch, general manager and CEO of New Smyrna Beach Utilities; Vice President Clint Bullock, general manager and CEO of OUC (Orlando Utilities Commission); and Secretary-Treasurer Ed Liberty, director of the City of Lake Worth Electric Utilities.
“The success of public power not only relies on a strong network of support, but also a leadership team that is dedicated to providing our members with the resources and expertise they need to ensure customers have clean, affordable and reliable power,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director. “I am grateful to our new slate of officers elected today for agreeing to serve in this capacity and I look forward to the accomplishments we will achieve together.”
Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, FMEA represents the interests of members that range in size from cities as populous as Jacksonville, Orlando, Lakeland, Tallahassee and Gainesville, to smaller Main Street towns, such as Wauchula, Havana and Bushnell. Together, these community-owned electric utilities proudly serve more than 3 million of Florida’s residential and business utility consumers and employ more than 5,400 Floridians.
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. FMEA hosts five signature events throughout the year: the FMEA Annual Conference, Energy Connections Conference & Trade Show, the Florida Lineman Competition, FMEA Hurricane Forum and the FMEA Legislative Rally.
For more than a century, municipal electric utilities across the nation and in the state of Florida have provided affordable, reliable electric service. Locally owned and operated, these utilities focus on the unique needs and interests of their customers, are nimble in adjusting to the desires of the community and have quick response times, all while investing back into their communities. As forward-thinking entities, public power utilities focus on continuous improvement and innovation, make investments in the energy grid and electrical systems for improved reliability, and are committed to environmental stewardship.
For more information on FMEA and Florida’s Public Power communities, please visit www.flpublicpower.com.
The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) represents the unified interests of 33 public power communities across the state, which provide electricity to more than 3 million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.