The American Public Power Association has named David Leathers to its Climate Change and Generation Policy Task Force.
Leathers, general manager for the Board of Public Utilities, recently was asked to join the task force. He made the announcement during Tuesday's BPU board meeting.
"The Jamestown BPU, chartered by the city of Jamestown in 1923, is one of the first public power utilities created in our country and was one of the original 40 municipally owned utilities to form the APPA in 1940," Leathers said. "I am proud to represent Jamestown and our hometown utility on a national level."
The Climate Change and Generation Policy Task Force was formed in 2006. The group is made up of 30 public power industry leaders from all regions of the county. It assists the American Public Power Association in developing national policy positions on climate change.
"It is a great national recognition for the Jamestown BPU and its general manager, David Leathers, to be named to this important task force," said John Zabrodsky, BPU chair. "The Jamestown BPU's commitment to sensible environmental stewardship will be further strengthened by participation on this policy-making body."
Leathers has been the BPU's general manager since 2007. Currently, he serves as the third vice president and secretary of the New York Association of Public Power. Additionally, he is a member of the New York Upstate Regional Energy Council.
Also at the meeting, the board discussed a street light audit, which will be happening over the next several weeks in Jamestown. Typically, the audit is done several times a year.
To report a street light outage, visit jamestownbpu.com and click on "Report A Street Light Outage" under quick links.