Jim Storey Appointed to National Public Power Council
Jim Storey, board member, Holland Board of Public Works, has been named to serve on the American Public Power Association's (APPA) Policy Makers Council by APPA's Board of Directors.
The Policy Makers Council assists APPA in promoting federal legislation important to public power systems and opposing harmful legislation. Members of the council meet a minimum of twice a year and participate in meetings with elected representatives and congressional staff.
"I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve on the committee," said Jim. "It's a tribute to the strong, well-earned reputation of Holland BPW and its staff. I look forward to representing HBPW and other Michigan municipal utilities during this time of intense, national energy debate."
The council consists of 40 members who serve on either utility boards or are elected officials in public power communities. Four members are appointed to the council from each of the 10 geographic regions recognized by APPA. In addition, there are a number of "At-Large" members of the Council from across the country who are appointed based on vacancies in the 10 regions.
Storey is the owner and principal of StoreyLine Connections, a marketing, public relations, campaign management and liquor licensing firm in Holland, Michigan. He is an elected official of the Allegan County Board of Commissioners and worked as founding chair of the West Michigan Airport Authority. Past employment includes Consumers Energy and SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company. Active in community affairs, his service includes six and a half years on the Holland Board of Public Works Board, eight years as a Michigan liquor control commissioner, and currently serves on the campaign committee for U.S. Representative Fred Upton.