The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) on Wednesday elected new officers for the organization’s board of directors.
Those officers are:
— President Mike Poucher, director for Ocala Electric Utility.
— President-elect Allen Putnam, director of Beaches Energy Services in Jacksonville Beach.
— Vice President James Braddock, director of support services and internal auditing for the City of Wauchula.
— Secretary-Treasurer Rob McGarrah, general manager of the City of Tallahassee electric utility.
The selection took place at FMEA’s annual meeting in Bonita Springs.
“For more than 30 years, I’ve had the honor and privilege of directly serving my community by ensuring all my fellow residents have safe, reliable and affordable power,” Poucher said in a statement.
“I’m proud to accept this leadership role so that I can continue to serve on behalf of all of Florida’s public power communities and their customers. This board is energized and ready for a bright year ahead.”
FMEA is the statewide 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.