The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today announced Nicole Stookey Albers as the association’s new public affairs manager. In her role at FMEA, Albers will manage the association’s legislative affairs and social media.
“Having been a part of state government and the political process for nearly 15 years, Nicole brings a wealth of legislative and governmental affairs experience to FMEA,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director. “She will be a great asset to our members as we work to advance the legislative agenda of the association.”
Prior to joining FMEA, Albers was Deputy Director, Office of Legislative Planning at the Florida Department of Health. Previous roles include Deputy Director, Office of Legislative Affairs at the Florida Department of Children and Families and Executive Director of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. Additionally, she has held several positions within the Florida Department of Children and Families. Albers earned her Master of Science in Political Science, Applied American Politics and Policy, Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from Florida State University.
Originally called the Florida Municipal Utilities Association, FMEA was established in 1942 in response to World War II fuel shortages. Today, 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.
Municipal electric utilities provide affordable, reliable electric service, and have been doing so for more than a century. As community-owned and locally managed organizations, these utilities are focused on serving local needs and interests while reinvesting back into the community for services, such as police and fire protection.