ACE elects officers, committee members for 2023-24

The Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) elected Board of Director officers and at-large Executive Committee members for fiscal year 2023-24 at the ACE board annual meeting held Jan. 18.

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 ACE Executive Committee were:

  • Chris Rector, city administrator, Holdrege, Neb.
  • Kellie Crowell, city clerk/treasurer, Ravenna, Neb.
  • Raquel Felzien, city clerk/treasurer, Franklin, Neb.
  • Duane Hoffman, public works director, Oxford, Neb.
  • Stan Clouse, accounts manager, Nebraska Public Power District

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 14,000 customers and includes 75 communities and one public power district in Nebraska in its membership.

The Voice of Choice

“ACE has returned more than $74,000 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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"On top of providing revenue back to our City ACE also offers local groups the opportunity to participate in community clean-up events, which benefits our community and provides funds for local groups."
Tricia Allen
City Clerk, Blue Hill, Neb.
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"The distribution of ACE funds back to the Gordon community have assisted with a skate park, needed repairs at the community swimming pool and equipment for our police department."
Glen Spaugh
City Manager, Gordon, Neb.
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