July 20, 2010

State of Alabama
Press Release: Lt. Governor Folsom (2007-11)

Folsom Receives Distinguished Service Award


(Perdido Beach)  A professional association representing utility companies serving over one million Alabamians honored Lt. Governor Jim Folsom, Jr. last night at it's 2010 annual meeting by presenting him the organization's Distinguished Service Award.

"Locally owned and operated power systems are one of the cornerstones of this state's economic development infrastructure.  They are absolutely vital to this state's future." Folsom said.


The group, Electric Cities of Alabama, presents the ECA Distinguished Service Award to commend elected officials for their support of municipal public power systems.


“Governor Folsom has always been, and continues to be,  a staunch advocate for municipally owned electric utilities.  It is only fitting we honor him with one of ECA’s most prestigious awards.” ECA’s Executive Director, Jonathan A. Hand said.


ECA Board Chairman Mark Ennis said,  “Governor Folsom understands the important role municipalities play in offering reliable and low utility rates.   On behalf of electric municipalities across the state of Alabama, I thank Governor Folsom for his years of service and friendship he has shown our industry.”


ECA is a coalition of the state’s municipally owned electric utilities.  Alabama’s electric cities span the state from the Tennessee Valley region in the north to the gulf and wiregrass regions of the south.  ECA serves approximately one million customers in 36 cities.  


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