New Richmond Utilities manager recognizedNew Richmond City Administrator and Utility Manager Dennis Horner was recently recognized by WPPI (Wisconsin Public Power Inc.) Energy’s Board of Directors for 27 years of dedication and service to New Richmond Utilities and the WPPI Energy membership.
New Richmond City Administrator and Utility Manager Dennis Horner was recently recognized by WPPI (Wisconsin Public Power Inc.) Energy’s Board of Directors for 27 years of dedication and service to New Richmond Utilities and the WPPI Energy membership.
Horner, who has worked for the City of New Richmond for 27 years, recently announced his retirement planned for February 2012. During its Board of Directors meeting on Dec. 16, 2011, the WPPI Energy board presented Horner with an award of recognition for his service.
“We are honored to recognize Dennis Horner for his commitment to the success of New Richmond Utilities,” said Mike Peters, WPPI Energy president and CEO. “Not only has Dennis done a tremendous amount of work on behalf of New Richmond’s local utility customers, but through joint-action with 51 other like-minded utilities in the WPPI Energy membership, Dennis has provided leadership to benefit local utility customers statewide and beyond.”
WPPI Energy is the nonprofit power supplier for New Richmond Utilities and 50 other consumer-owned electric utilities. Through WPPI Energy, these public power utilities share resources and own generation facilities to provide reliable, affordable electricity to more than 195,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa.
Horner has served as the city’s delegate to the WPPI Energy Board of Directors from 1984 to 2011, where he represented New Richmond in WPPI Energy affairs and business. As a member of the WPPI Board of Directors, Horner takes a proactive role in decisions regarding WPPI. He was a member of the WPPI Executive Committee from 1989 to 2003, serving as board chair from 2000-03. He also was a member of the Personnel Committee and the Benefit Trust Board.
For more information, contact New Richmond Utilities at 715-246-4167 or visit www.nrutilities.org.