Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Slate of Officers
Today, during its virtual board meeting, the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) elected new officers to preside over the organization’s board of directors. Serving as the executive leadership team of the board are President Allen Putnam, utility director of Beaches Energy Services in Jacksonville Beach; President-elect James Braddock, Director of Support Services and Internal Auditing for the City of Wauchula; Vice President Robert McGarrah, general manager of the City of Tallahassee electric and gas utility; and Secretary-Treasurer Paul Jakubczak, Director of Electric & Gas Systems for the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority.
“I’ve been a proud member of Florida’s public power network for more than 17 years and I am excited to not only further serve my own public power community through this leadership role, but all of Florida’s public power communities,” said Putnam. “Even in the midst of these challenging times, our association and our members will continue to be trailblazers in our efforts to provide the most affordable, reliable and locally owned power to our customers.”
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.