Entries by KMEA

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 […]

Paul Mahlberg selected as the next General Manager for KMEA/KMGA

Overland Park, Kansas – June 24, 2015 – The KMEA/KMGA Search Committee, comprised of ten municipal member utilities, selected Paul Mahlberg to be the next leader of the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency and Kansas Municipal Gas Agency (KMEA/KMGA).  Paul will take over for Bob Poehling, who served as KMEA’s/KMGA’s General Manager for five years. Paul […]

Leveraging Meeting Technology

Earlier this week, Matt Rehder, City Administrator for the City of Seneca and Chairman of the EMP3 group, conducted an EMP3 meeting via WebEx.  Several cities were represented.  KMEA Staff also participated in the meeting and hosted the WebEx from our office in Overland Park.  KMEA staff conducts WebEx meetings throughout the year. The WebEx online meeting platform has been used for EMP meetings, […]

Introducing a New Leader in Gardner

We want to extend our hearty congratulations to Gonzalo Garcia on his recent appointment as Director of Utilities for the City of Gardner.  In this role, Gonzalo will lead the Utilities Department, which includes water, waste water, and electric divisions.Gonzalo joins Gardner with an impressive utility career that spans over 25 years, working in both the […]

Kim Everley – City Clerk of the Year!

                        We are excited to congratulate Kim Everley, City Administrator and City Clerk for KMEA member, McLouth, Kansas. Kim was recently recognized and awarded City Clerk of the Year by the Kansas Rural Water Association at their Annual Conference. Kim was selected from hundreds […]

We Want to hear What is Happening in Your City!

Through our weekly blogs, we have an opportunity to feature you and your city and keep everyone up to date on what’s going on within our member cities.  We sincerely appreciate those members who contribute and invite everyone to participate.  We want to continue to spotlight cities and city employees, whether it is city accolades […]

Ed Truelove on the Move

                    We want to extend our congratulations to Ed Truelove on his recent appointment as City Administrator for the City of Neodesha.  Ed was selected from a pool of 23 candidates and appointed by the Neodesha City Commission by unanimous vote. Ed began his new assignment […]

Thank you Dave Howard

                                At the May 6th KMEA Board meeting, we were pleased to recognize KMEA President, Dave Howard, City Manager for the City of Pratt, for his leadership and many years of dedicated service on the KMEA Executive Committee. Dave faithfully […]

KMEA launches a new, mobile friendly website!

We are proud to announce that we’ve launched the new KMEA website!  The last time we refreshed our website was about three years ago.  We wanted our site to be mobile friendly and we needed better control over the content.  We were able to accomplish all of this and more. We’ve worked hard to make […]

Progress In Baldwin City

Congratulations to Baldwin City on recently completing a large scale project at their power plant #2. Both Universal Silencer and Fairbanks Morse Engine were on site last month replacing the exhaust stacks on units 7 & 8. Severe vibration issues made the project necessary. The new silencers, once again, have built in catalyst with ground […]