Florida Municipal Electric Association Elects New Slate of Officers for 2023-2024

Association News,

FMEA logoAt a meeting held during its annual conference in St. Petersburg, 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 Joe Bunch, general manager and CEO of New Smyrna Beach Utilities; President-Elect Clint Bullock, general manager and CEO of OUC (Orlando Utilities Commission); Vice President Ed Liberty, director of the City of Lake Worth Electric Utility; and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Langley, electric utility director for the City of Mount Dora.

“Each of these officers have been long-serving advocates for all of Florida’s public power communities and steadfast believers in the public power model that focuses on a community-centric approach to providing clean, affordable and reliable power to its customers,” Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director. “As we wrap up our 80th anniversary celebration year and a review of our history, I look forward to the accomplishments and innovations this new executive leadership team will bring to FMEA’s future.”

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 4 million of Florida’s residential and business utility consumers and employ more than 5,700 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.