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ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILTIIES BOARD APPOINTS NEW LEADERSHIP

ANAHEIM, CA (August 1, 2011) - At the July 27, 2011 Anaheim Public Utilities Board meeting, the board members unanimously appointed Jordan Brandman to serve as Chair of its Board and Dave Morgan as Vice Chair. The Board also welcomed long-standing community leader Susan Faessel as a new member.
 
Made up of seven Anaheim residents and appointed to staggered four-year terms by members of the Anaheim City Council, the Board’s role is to advise the Council on various utility matters, including: sources of water and power supply; renewable energy resource options; water and energy conservation and efficiency incentives; water and electric rates; and annual capital and operating budgets.
 
As a member of the Board since 2007, Brandman has been pivotal in guiding sustainable efforts and helping to pioneer the popular Solar Flag program, which provides solar infrastructure to schools and are used to help educate the students on how sustainable energy is created. Brandman replaces former Chair, Lon Cahill, a 35-year veteran in the local fire industry.  Cahill’s distinguished career and the eight years he has served on the Board has provided unwavering leadership to the utility team.
 
Having worked for the City since 1974 and also serving as Anaheim’s City Manager for eight years, Morgan assumes the role as Public Utilities Board Vice Chair. A seasoned veteran at creating solutions, Morgan has been a supporter of major utility capital projects including the development of the Canyon Power Plant - which addresses the reliability needs of Anaheim’s growing community.
 
Faessel, an Anaheim resident for more than 50 years, has long been recognized for her work in serving the community. She is the current president of Anaheim Beautiful and previously held the position as Chair of the Anaheim Library Foundation.
 
“We are fortunate to have members who are committed to pursuing innovative projects that help to strengthen our utility,” said General Manager, Marcie Edwards.
 
Anaheim Public Utilities is a city-owned, not-for-profit electric and water utility that is responsible for delivering high quality electric and water utility services at a low rate to residents and businesses in Anaheim.  Board meetings are scheduled at 5 p.m., the fourth Wednesday of each month, and are held Anaheim West Tower, 11th Floor Conference Room, 201 S. Anaheim Blvd. Meetings are open to the public.
To learn more, visit www.anaheim.net/utilities and click on ‘Public Utilities Board’.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILITIES For more than 100 years, Anaheim Public Utilities has served Anaheim water and electric customers with low rates and reliable service. Anaheim Public Utilities is Orange County's only publicly owned water and electric utility.

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