Contributed by CITY OF MANASSAS- UTILITIES/PUBLIC WORKS
Local Utility Company Earns American Public Power Assoc. Award
Manassas City Utilities received the Century Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its 100-year anniversary. Established in 1987, the APPA Century Award is given each year to public power utilities that have served their customers and community for 100 years. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.
To commemorate the milestone, Manassas City Utilities hosted a 100-year anniversary event in October, 2013 that was attended by more than 600 people. At the event, they ceremoniously buried a time capsule containing memorable utility items from the past century and also raised more than $3,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society.
“We’re honored to receive this prestigious honor,” said Mike Moon, Manassas City director of public works and utilities. “Since 1913, Manassas City has provided dependable electricity to the Manassas community and we look forward to serving them another 100 years,” said Moon.
Today, 47 million Americans receive electricity from more than 2,000 not-for-profit community-owned electric utilities. As of 2010, one out of every three public power systems has celebrated a centennial.
ABOUT AMERICAN PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION (APPA)
APPA is the Washington, D.C.-based service organization representing the nation’s more than 2,000 community- and state-owned public power systems. Since 1940, it has provided services to ensure reliable electricity at a reasonable price, promoted proper protection of the environment and advanced the public policy interests of its members and their consumers. Go to www.publicpower.org.
ABOUT CITY OF MANASSAS
Established in1913, the City of Manassas Utilities/Public Works department ensures the availability of safe, reliable water usage, electric utilities, as well as provides responsive maintenance and collection services at an affordable cost to citizens of Manassas, Va., Manassas Park, Va. and parts of Prince William County, Va. It is noted for its environment-friendly projects and equipment, while tasked with capital projects that enhance public and private infrastructure. The utilities team participates in community fundraisers, like Toys for Tots, the United Way, American Public Power Association Tree Power and Arbor Day. The department holds memberships with America Public Power Association, American Water Works Association, American Public Works Association and the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce.
The City of Manassas, Va., is an independent, full service city of 10-square miles in Northern Virginia. The City is rich in history and the Manassas Junction of railroads played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. The City has a population of more than 35,000, owns its own public utilities, has the busiest general aviation airport in Virginia and is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Manassas has been recognized by the Virginia Municipal League and other national and state organizations for its highly successful neighborhood improvement programs and by the Government Finance Officers Association for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting. For more information, go towww.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.