ACE elects officers, committee members for 2024-25

The Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) elected Board of Director officers and at-large Executive Committee members for fiscal year 2024-25 at the ACE board annual meeting held Jan. 17.

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. Additionally, Duane Hoffman of Oxford, Neb., was elected to serve an at-large position on the NMPP Energy Joint Operating Committee.

ACE is the community-owned, not-for-profit retail natural gas supplier of NMPP Energy. It formed in 1998 to provide competition in the Nebraska Choice Gas Program. As the only community-owned supplier in the Choice Gas Program, ACE supplies natural gas to more than 13,000 customers and includes 75 communities and one public power district in Nebraska in its membership.