FMPA Weekly | Feb. 15, 2010 | Member Edition

FMPA Weekly

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Feb. 15, 2010




Member Relations Survey Now Underway

FMPA launched its 2010 Member Relations Survey last week. The Member Relations Survey was previously known as FMPA’s Member Satisfaction Survey, but it was renamed this year to more accurately reflect its focus on measuring and enhancing the relationship between members and staff. As a member-owned organization, the relationship between members and staff is essential to our mutual success. In fact, the members designated “fostering a positive communication culture as one of five major strategic goals and approved conducting this survey as an action item to reach that goal. A link to the eight-question online survey was e-mailed to all Board of Directors and ARP Executive Committee members last Tuesday. We hope to have every member city participate in the survey. Responses are due by March 22, and results of the survey will be shared with members and staff in May. Contact: Diane Nelson


New Members Join PMLC

FMPA’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee (PMLC) welcomed two new members last week: City Concilwoman Suzy Heinbockel of Ocala and City Commissioner Tom Perona of Fort Pierce. The PMLC will hold its next meeting March 22 in Tallahassee, in conjunction with the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s Legislative Rally. Contact: Mark McCain


EECBG Applications Submitted

Congratulations and good luck to the FMPA members who submitted their applications for Florida’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) last week. For any member that receives an award, FMPA and FMEA staff will be available to assist with administering the grant. Contact: Mike Siefert


Public Power Day of Giving Announced

The American Public Power Association (APPA) announced last week that it will hold its third annual Public Power Day of Giving on June 18, immediately before the Public” rel=”nofollow”>>Public Power Day of Giving.


News Feeds Now Available on Member Portal

News feeds are now available on FMPA’s Member Portal. News feeds are an easy, automated option to receive up-to-date information as soon as it is posted. To subscribe to a news feed, simply register with a free news aggregator program, and then subscribe to the news feed of your choice. Lea more about the Member Portal’s news feeds now, and don’t forget to check out Registration>Registration; is $250 for FMPA members. Contact: Mike Siefert


Business Planning and Budget Committee Rescheduled

The April meeting of FMPA’s Business Planning and Budget Committee has been rescheduled to April 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Board room. Contact: Ellen Lindsay





Progress Energy Launches Site to Help Consumers Understand Bills

Progress Energy Florida launched a new” rel=”nofollow”>>new regional ratings last week ranking electric utilities for business customer satisfaction. Progress Energy Florida and Florida Power and Light were below average in business customer satisfaction. Gulf Power came in just below average, while TECO Energy’s Tampa Electric came out above average in business customer satisfaction, just below Orlando Utilities Commission and JEA.



FMPA Weekly is published by FMPA for employees and goveing boards of FMPA member utilities. Questions or comments about this newsletter may be directed to Skye Guthrie or Diane Nelson in FMPA’s Public Relations Department.


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