Sleepy Eye's Elston Leads Slate of MMUA Officers

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Sleepy Eye's Elston Leads Slate of MMUA Officers

August 22, 2016

MMUA has a new slate of officers and one new board member, following the association’s annual conference, held Aug. 15-17 at Cragun’s Resort.

Upon completion of the meeting, Sleepy Eye Public Works Director Bob Elston assumed the MMUA presidency. He takes over from Elk River Municipal Utilities General Manager Troy Adams, who remains on the board.

The members elected Shakopee Public Utilities General Manager John Crooks to the position of MMUA President-Elect. Virginia Public Utilities General Manager Greg French was elected Secretary Treasurer by his fellow board members.

Blooming Prairie Mayor Harold ‘H’ Peterson was elected by the members to the MMUA board. He replaces outgoing board member Jerry Williams, of the Rochester Public Utilities board.

At the Aug. 16 awards banquet, Adams presented the MMUA President’s Award, the association’s highest honor, to Williams. Part of the good news with this award, Adams noted, is that Williams, former Rochester superintendent of schools, will remain involved with MMUA and its soon-to-be-offered executive leadership training program.

For his part, Williams gave perhaps the most eloquent, ringing endorsement ever heard, in the 85 years of MMUA’s existence, of municipal utilities and the people who make them run.

At the Aug. 17 business meeting, Elston, French and Redwood Falls Electric Utility Superintendent Chuck Heins were each elected to a second, three-year term on the MMUA board.

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