Aug. 2, 2021
Florida Lineworker Appreciation Campaign
FMPA and FMEA kicked off a social media campaign last week to show appreciation for Florida’s lineworkers. The campaign features lineworkers from Florida’s 33 public power communities and asks participating followers to “Drop us a Line” and let us know why they love their utility lineworkers. FMPA will feature the “Drop us a Line” comments on our Facebook and Twitter sites during the final week in August in honor of Florida Lineman Appreciation Day on Aug. 26. Members are encouraged to participate in the campaign by liking, sharing, and retweeting the posts as well as sending their own messages of thanks through social media using the hashtags #ThankALineman and #LineLife.
FMPA and independent auditors, Purvis, Gray and Company, will hold an exit conference on Wednesday to discuss and review preliminary findings of the interim audit. The auditors will discuss the interim audit results at the Finance Committee meeting on Aug. 18 as part of the year-end audit. Contact: Danyel Sullivan-Marrero
Power Quality Training
Cairo Vanegas travels to the City of Bartow on Tuesday for a one-on-one power quality training session. Members interested in discussing customized training opportunities on a variety of topics can contact Cairo Vanegas for more information.
NUARI Cybersecurity Training
FMPA and the City of Ocala will host a tabletop Cybersecurity Training exercise Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. via Teams. The exercise is facilitated by Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI). Participants will learn to identify what actions to take to help their organization discover where incident response capabilities are strong, and where there are gaps that can be addressed. Contact: Carter Manucy
Global Leadership Summit
Several FMPA Leadership and Management Team members will attend The Global Leadership Summit in Orlando on Thursday and Friday. The summit brings together leaders from different industries to share their unique perspectives and to offer practical leadership skills. Interested members can learn more about the summit on the Global Leadership Network website.
Safety Compliance Workshop
The next class in FMPA’s Safety Compliance for Electric Utilities Distance Learning Series is scheduled for Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. via teleconference. The session will highlight the importance of assessing work with potential electric arc exposures and developing effective controls for personal protection. Registration is available on FMPA’s website. Contact: Sharon Samuels
FMPA will host a Lineman’s Roundtable on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newberry Municipal Building. The roundtable provides a forum for line crews to exchange ideas on operating practices, safety, training, tools, equipment, and other common issues. The roundtable is open to all levels of utility line crew personnel, as well as any utility staff member who has an interest in transmission and distribution topics. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Contact: Sharon Samuels
Aug. 18 | 2 p.m. | FMPA Orlando Office
Governing Board Meetings
Aug. 19 | 9 a.m. | FMPA Orlando Office
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