The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently honored 12 municipal electric utilities with its 2017 Building Strong Communities Award, recognizing each utility for its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in their community.
Presented with the awards during FMEA’s annual Energy Connections Conference and Trade Show on November 8, winners were selected for community improvement programs that included: volunteering activities, science fairs, community festivals, education and awareness programs, charitable support of local nonprofits serving community members in need, energy efficiency customer rebate programs and electric safety expos.
“Being a part of the community is about more than making sure the lights are on,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director. “The recipients of the 2017 FMEA Building Strong Communities Awards excel in not only taking an interest in seeing their communities succeed, but also actively working toward making them better places to live and building strong communities.”
Recipients of the 2017 FMEA Building Strong Communities Award are: Beaches Energy Services, City of Bushnell, Gainesville Regional Utilities, Town of Havana, Keys Energy Services, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Lakeland Electric, City of Leesburg, City of Newberry, Ocala Electric Utility, Orlando Utilities Commission and City of Tallahassee.