KUA Board member Manuel Ortega Appointed to National Public Power Council

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Associate News ,

OrtegaKUA board member Manuel Ortega was appointed to a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council, expiring in December 2023.

The PMC is made up of locally elected and appointed officials from public power communities across the country. Its mission is to assist APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power utilities like Kissimmee Utility Authority while opposing harmful legislation. It also provides advice on other issues of importance to the association. 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.

“I’m extremely honored to serve on the PMC, and look forward to promoting meaningful legislation that will have a positive impact on our rate payers,” Director Ortega said.

APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The association represents public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million customers that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. The association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training and operations. Its members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens and instilling pride in community-owned power.