Bowie mayor elected to TPPA board of directors

The Texas Public Power Association announced the election of new officers to lead the organization in the year ahead and presented public service and industry excellence awards at its 41st annual meeting last week in San Antonio.
Bowie mayor Gaylynn Burris was elected to the board, as she attended the meeting along with City Manager Bert Cunningham and Jay Evans, head of the city electric department.
The state trade association has a membership composed of municipally-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives, river authorities and joint action agencies responsible for the generation and delivery of electricity to more than five million Texans.
TPPA also honored three Texas legislators for their contributions to energy public policy benefitting the state’s citizens, local economies and the environment including Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville), Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) and Representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster).
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Bowie City Manager Bert Cunningham, State Rep. Drew Springer, Bowie Mayor Gaylynn Burris and Jay Evans, head of the Bowie Electric Department, at the Texas Public Power Association conference last week. (Courtesy photo)