Dates, Locations Set for 2017 KPP Events 

KPP Board Officers Elected for 2017

Dates, Locations Set for 2017 KPP Events 
KPP CEO/General Manager Mark Chesney announced the dates for the 2017 Fall Planning Retreat on September 29 & 30 in Wichita and the Rate Forum on November 2 also in Wichita.  On March 28 the KPP Power Supply Committee will hold a meeting to discuss plans for development of future energy resources.  This meeting will be held at the KMU Training Center in McPherson.  All meetings are open to all KPP members. 
Brad Modlin Elected KPP President for 2017
By Mark Chesney

KPP CEO/General Manager

In a teleconference meeting on January 12th, the KPP Board of Directors took up the customary January business of electing officers for the present year.

Following well established precedent of rotation, officers unanimously elected by the Board are:

Brad Modlin, Mulvane, President

Larry Paine, Hillsboro, 1st Vice President

Barry Hodges, Minneapolis, 2nd Vice President

Also elected unanimously was Rex Reynolds, Mount Hope, as Secretary/Treasurer.  Barring unforeseen circumstances, it is expected these officers will serve until January 2018 when new officers will be elected.

Outgoing President, Stan Luke, Burlington, was commended for his service and leadership in helping to guide KPP activities during 2016 centered on securing the possibility of future transmission resources as well as power purchase and capacity payment contract matters.

In the January Board meeting, it was also noted that one seat on the KPP Board became vacant near the end of 2016 and remains an unexpired term for approximately one year.  According to KPP’s governing documents, unexpired terms are filled by an official action of the Board.  However, the Board voted to temporarily table consideration of a new member pending resolution of KPP power purchase agreement matters.

The unexpired term is due to the resignation of James Ging.  James, who was otherwise in line to become KPP Board President this month, joined the KPP Staff on January 1st as its Director of Engineering Services. 

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