LAKELAND, Fla. (June 11, 2019) – Joel Ivy, General Manager of Lakeland Electric in Lakeland, Florida, received the James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award at the American Public Power Association’s national conference in Austin, Texas. This Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the electric utility industry and to public power.
The American Public Power Association stated during the award presentation that Ivy has a passion for public power. Along with serving as General manager of Lakeland Electric, he also serves as president of the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s board of directors. Ivy is highly regarded by his peers as a dedicated member of the public power community. He has extensive industry knowledge and experience and is often called upon as a subject matter expert. Ivy is dedicated to Lakeland Electric and has a sharp awareness of policy and other issues that could impact the utility.
Under Ivy’s leadership, Lakeland Electric has consistently ranked in the top percentile of municipal utilities for affordability and dependability. Lakeland Electric is the third largest municipal utility in Florida and the 25th largest in the country. Lakeland Electric serves approximately 130,000 customers in and around the Lakeland area.