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Councilwoman Jan Martin Appointed to National Public Power Council

Jan Martin, councilwoman and utilities board member, has been named to a one-year term on the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Policy Makers Council. APPA is the Washington, D.C.-based national service organization representing the nation’s 2,000-plus community owned electric utilities that serve 47 million consumers in 49 states.

The Policy Makers Council assists APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power systems like Colorado Springs Utilities, as well as assists in opposing harmful legislation, among other issues. Members of the council meet twice a year, or more, and participate in meetings with elected representatives and congressional staff for the purpose of supporting APPAs national legislative agenda.

“Serving these past seven years on the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, I’ve learned a great deal about electric power in our community,” said Board Member Martin. “I'm excited to bring my experience forward and be part of a national conversation around public power and the industry’s future.”

The council consists of 40 members who serve on utility boards or as elected officials in public power communities across the country.

Martin, a Colorado Springs native, is serving her second term on the Utilities Board. Previously, she served on numerous boards and commissions including Citizens Project, City’s Charter Review Committee, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Foundation, Downtown Partnership and El Paso County’s Citizen Outreach Group.

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