Tipp City Council member, Pat Hale has been named to a one-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council by APPA’s Board of Directors. APPA is the Washington, D.C.–based national service organization representing the nation’s more than 2,000 not-for- profit, community-owned electric utilities that serve 47 million consumers in 49 states.
The Policy Makers Council assists APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power systems like Tipp City Electric and opposing harmful legislation. It also provides advice on other issues of importance to APPA. Members of the council meet a minimum of twice a year, and participate in meetings with elected representatives and congressional staff for the purposes of supporting APPA’s national legislative agenda.
The Council is made up of 40 members who serve on either utility boards or are elected officials in public power communities. Four members are appointed to the Council from each of the 10 geographic regions recognized by APPA. In addition, there are a number of “At-Large” members of the Council from across the country who are appointed based on vacancies in the 10 regions.
Pat Hale also serves as Tipp City’s Board member for the Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA). The OMEA also provides as a legislative liaison service for public power communities in Ohio.
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