Garland City Manager and Administrator Receive Awards Recognizing Contributions to the Public Power Industry
GARLAND, Texas, August 19, 2004 — The Texas Public Power Association (TPPA) recently honored Garland City Manager Bill Dollar and Garland Power and Light Key Accounts and Marketing Administrator Glen Smith with awards during the Association’s Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Both received awards recognizing their accomplishments and contributions to the City of Garland and to public power.
Bill Dollar received the Association’s Industry Achievement Award. The award acknowledges his significant contributions to the electric utility industry and to public power. Under Dollar’s leadership, the City of Garland and Garland Power & Light have become widely recognized in the state and nationally as innovative advocates for public power. Dollar served as TPPA President in 2003 and has served on the TPPA Board of Directors for almost 12 years. He is a charter member of the TPPA Board’s Industry Restructuring Task force.
"Bill has exhibited extraordinary dedication and leadership for public power statewide," says Mark Zion, Executive Director of TPPA.
Glen Smith was presented the Association’s Honor Roll Award. The award recognizes Smith’s service to TPPA and his contributions toward the attainment of the Association’s goals. Smith has a long and distinguished history of involvement and service to the Association, including serving as Chairman of the Marketing and Customer Service Committee. He was instrumental in creating the TPPA Marketing & Customer Service Conference, which will be held for the 11th year in March 2005. Additionally, Smith has represented public power in Austin and in Washington DC as part of TPPA’s Government Relations Team.
“Glen’s multi-year leadership of the Marketing and Customer Service Committee and his work on government relations has been of great value to the public power industry in Texas,” said Zion.
Garland Power & Light is a locally owned and controlled not-for-profit municipal utility that has served the City of Garland since 1923. With more than 68,000 customers, GP&L is the third largest municipal utility in Texas and the 39th largest in the nation. The City of Garland/GP&L has been a member of the Texas Public Power Association for over 20 years.