Entries by KMEA

Chris Lowe Accepts New Position in Colorado

Chris Lowe, Baldwin City Administrator and KMEA Executive Committee Vice President, recently announced that he has accepted the position of Town Manager of Monument, Colorado, a city of about 5,800, north of Colorado Springs. Baldwin City has been home to Chris and his family since July 2011, when he was hired as Baldwin City Administrator. […]

Power Factor Newsletter Evolves

As you read this, hopefully the latest edition of the “Power Factor” newsletter has hit your email inbox. That’s right! “Power Factor” has been transformed into an e-newsletter. As an e-newsletter, we are moving to a more progressive news format; another step forward in our communication strategy. E-newsletters enable us to share updates more frequently […]

A look at Energy Management Project No. 2

KMEA staff recently traveled to the EMP2 monthly meeting hosted by the City of Hoisington. The meeting was productive and well attended. As we reflected on the meeting during our drive back east we felt compelled to tell their story. EMP2 was born in 2007 and has grown to 12 cities including Ashland, Beloit, Garden […]

Joey Lamond new Osage City Utilities Director

Congratulations are in order and it is our privilege to announce that Joey Lamond has been selected as the new Utilities Director for Osage City.  There was no shortage of strong applicants, which says a lot about what Joey brings to the table.  Joey will be taking the reins in Osage City on August 3rd, leaving […]

Kendal Francis new Coffeyville City Manager

We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate Kendal Francis who has been appointed the next City Manager for the City of Coffeyville. Kendal will be heading to Coffeyville in a couple of weeks, leaving his current post as City Administrator for the City of Lakin. Kendal certainly made his mark in Lakin, including his […]

2014 Annual Report on the way

The 2014 Annual Report is hot off the press and ready to go out.  We trust you will find it to be informative and insightful as you reflect back on what we accomplished together in 2014.  We want to acknowledge and thank you, our members, for taking time out of your busy schedules to provide […]

Eudora hit by EF-1 Tornado

Monday night’s EF-1 tornado put a scare into Eudora residents as they endured heavy rain and winds up to 107 miles per hour.  This is the first tornado to hit Eudora since the July 9, 1969 tornado, which was an EF-2 tornado with winds clocked as high as 135 miles per hour.  The tornado initially […]

Mike Gilliland Retiring After 40 Years

  Mike Gilliland, Osage City’s Director of Utilities is retiring after 40 years of service.   While Mike will be entering a new chapter of his life, the rest of us are left with that feeling that all good things must come to an end.  Mike’s retirement reverberates well beyond the confines of Osage City with […]

Ottawa Receives National Recognition

When good things are happening in one of our member cities, we don’t like to keep it a secret.  That’s why we want to brag on the City of Ottawa for being honored with a 2015 Playful City USA designation for the sixth time.  Kaboom!, a national non-profit, recognizes cities across the country for making […]

KMEA Welcomes Pomona to EMP1

Earlier this week KMEA Staff arrived in Pomona to provide “onboarding” to acquaint the city with invoicing, the dashboard, and a host of other details to prepare Pomona to receive power from KMEA. Mayor, Marie Seneca, City Clerk, Seth Mettling, Public Works Director, Dean Wineinger, and Treasurer, Linda Grob were are all on hand for […]