To provide an easy-to-read manual for municipal utility governing officials and managers, the American Public Power Association published the Policymakers Handbook: A Nuts and Bolts Guide to Governance for Public Power. Written by Steve VanderMeer of Hometown Connections, Inc., this overview explains governance duties and responsibilities, strategies for effective oversight and planning, and the benefits of being a public power community.
Governance Handbook for Board Members and Managers
The Policymakers Handbook provides essential information on governance best practices. Topics include:
- What is Public Power/The Public Power Advantage
- Models of Public Power Governance
- Types of Electric Utilities and Public Power Organizations
- Charters, By-Laws, Codes of Conduct
- Roles, Responsibilities & Duties—Who Does What
- Board Recruitment, Orientation & Training
- Building a Strong Relationship with the CEO
Give your governing officials a handy reference to serving public power. Order copies of the Policymakers Handbook, written by Hometown Connections for the American Public Power Association. Published 2020, 40 pages.
APPA member: $75.00
See HERE to order now.
Your Partner for Good Governance
The governing bodies of community-owned utilities guide the staff and represent the needs of customers during complex economic times. Yet board members come from a variety of backgrounds, with different levels of experience addressing the complex nature of operating an electric, water, wastewater, and/or gas utility. The path forward requires a knowledgeable and unified board, able to work effectively with utility staff. The Hometown Connections consulting team has worked with hundreds of public utilities for more than 20 years, providing governance facilitation and education services. We know this industry and the tenants of effective governance in it. Utilities that bring in Hometown Connections for board development are better able to evaluate the current state of the utility and put in place policies and plans for a successful future. For more information, contact:
Hometown Connections, Inc.
970 217 7232