ACE elects officers, committee members for 2021-22

The Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) elected Board of Director officers and at-large Executive Committee members for fiscal year 2021-22 at the ACE board annual meeting held Jan. 20.

Those re-elected as Board of Director officers for a 1-year term beginning April 1 were:

  • Andrew Devine, city administrator, Albion, Neb., chair
  • Jeremy Tarr, city administrator, Plainview, Neb., vice chair
  • Mike Palmer, electric superintendent, Sidney, Neb., secretary/treasurer.

Those elected to the at-large Executive Committee were:

  • Nancy Kopejtka, city clerk/treasurer, Atkinson, Neb.
  • Chris Rector, city administrator, Holdrege, Neb.
  • Randy Horst, village board chairperson, Gurley, Neb.
  • Dale Wilkinson, city council representative, Neligh, Neb.
  • Mitch Lamm, city administrator, Burwell, Neb.

The Executive Committee assists governing the organization between board meetings as necessary.

ACE is the community-owned, not-for-profit retail natural gas supplier of NMPP Energy. It formed in 1998 to provide competition in the Choice Gas Program in Nebraska. As the only community-owned supplier in the Choice Gas Program, ACE supplies natural gas to more than 16,000 customers and includes 75 communities and one public power district in Nebraska in its membership.

The Voice of Choice

“ACE has returned more than $63,000 to the City of Neligh through its revenue return program. We’ve always used our ACE funds for community improvement projects such as a county-wide alert system, playground equipment and other park improvements.”
Dale Wilkinson
Neligh, Neb.
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"ACE has always emphasized the importance of having competition and of driving the price down for the benefit of Choice Gas customers. ACE also does a great job of serving as an advocate for customers -- that's something that I emphasize a great deal with our local customers."
Randy Horst
Gurley, Neb.
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"Oshkosh is proud to say we have been a member of ACE for more than 20 years! Some of our ACE revenue checks have been used for our new swimming pool, a batting cage for the baseball field and park shade structures. This is noticeable evidence for years to come of how Oshkosh residents will benefit...
LeAnn Brown
Oshkosh, Neb.
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