- Jul 24
Members of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) today have elected Mike Poucher, Director, Ocala Electric Utility, as vice president of the organization’s board of directors. “I am extremely pleased to continue on this leadership path within the FMEA Board of Directors and consider it a great honor to step into the role of Vice President,” said Poucher. “As we celebrate FMEA’s 75th anniversary this year and remember our history, we also look toward the next 75 years and what we can do to further strengthen our member communities and our service to our customers.” Poucher started his career 30 years ago as an electric engineer with the City of Ocala working with customers to satisfy their electrical power needs. As he progressed in his career, he worked in system protection, distribution planning and overseeing the expansion of Ocala’s substations and transmission system. His focus has always been on providing reliable, high quality electrical services to Ocala’s customers. He was named Ocala Electric Utility’s Director in 2012. “Mike has a long history of service to his community and to the state’s public power utilities, as well as an in-depth understanding of the issues important to our members,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director. “We are fortunate to have his expertise and look forward to his continued leadership within the organization.” Other officers appointed to the FMEA board include President Chip Merriam of Orlando; President-Elect Joel Ivy of Lakeland; and Secretary-Treasurer Allen Putnam of Jacksonville Beach. 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. For more information on FMEA and Florida’s public power communities, please visit www.publicpower.com.
- Jul 24
- Jul 24
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