BPU Presented National Award for Community Service
The Kansas City Kansas Board of Public Utilities (BPU) received an American Public Power Association (APPA) Community Service Award at the association’s annual conference in Phoenix, AZ this week. The award, established in 1990, recognizes “good neighbor” activities that demonstrate the commitment of a utility and its employees to the community, and is widely coveted within the industry. As a municipally-owned not-for-profit utility, BPU is committed to maintaining, investing in, and protecting the local community, its customers, and the environment. In efforts to be a socially responsible organization, BPU and its employees support and continually give back to Wyandotte County through community giving, volunteerism, and environmental education & advocacy efforts.
The Community Service Award, including a video highlighting the utility’s community giving efforts, was presented to a BPU delegation at a general session attended by industry leaders from across the nation. “BPU has demonstrated its dedication through a mix of donations, volunteer work, environmental advocacy, and civic leadership,” stated APPA leadership before the presentation.
“We are pleased to be recognized as one of the nation’s top utilities for supporting, and assisting, the community it serves,” stated Don Gray, General Manager for BPU. “Giving back to Wyandotte County and working to protect the environment is a key part of our employee culture and utility operations, and we remain committed to making our community a better place to live, just as we have for the last 100 years.”
The American Public Power Association represents not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities that power homes, businesses and streets in nearly 2,000 towns and cities, serving 48 million Americans. These utilities are focused on a single mission — providing reliable electricity at a reasonable price, while protecting the environment.