APPA National Conference
Colin Hansen is Executive Director of Kansas Municipal Utilities and 2021-22 Chair of the American Public Power Association.
APPA's National Conference closed out by honoring the recipients of its 2021 awards for individual leadership. Next, Colin Hansen, Executive Director, Kansas Municipal Utilities and 2021-22 Chair, American Public Power Association, gave his remarks.
Executive Director, Kansas Municipal Utilities and 2021-22 Chair, American Public Power Association, Colin Hansen: Welcome to the closing session of APPA's virtual national conference. Here's hoping that next year we can get back to more normal operations in Nashville.
My first story is about a very introverted and nerdy twenty-two-year-old, recent mechanical engineering graduate from Iowa State University, who took a position working for the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, which is a bit interesting at the time seeing that I did not know what a municipal utility or an association was.
In my first month on the job, I happened to get a copy of the July 1993 Public Power Magazine in the inbox of my spacious and mauve colored eight-foot by eight-foot cubicle. It was the first time that I'd heard about APPA.