KAUKAUNA — John Moore of Kaukauna was recognized last week at the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin’s 93rd Annual Conference in Green Bay.
Moore was honored with the Philip F. La Follette Public Official Award, recognizing people who champion the values of public power, according to a news release.
Moore also serves as District 2 alderman on the Kaukauna City Council and serves a council president.
“An association is nothing without the people who make it special,” said MEUW President and CEO Tim Heinrich in a news release. “The individuals who are recognized by MEUW embody the mission to unify and strengthen community-owned utilities in Wisconsin. Honoring the folks who demonstrate a commitment to public power is important to our continued success.”
MEUW’s Philip F. La Follette Public Official Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment to public power through policies, presentations or overall career activities that make a significant impact on public power, according to the group.
The award is named after Wisconsin Governor La Follette who served in the 1930s and provided support for several significant laws that aided the growth of municipally owned electric utilities in the state.
Moore has served on the Kaukauna Utilities Commission for 16 years. He currently serves as the Secretary of the Commission and is one of three Commissioners on the Finance and Personnel Committee.
In addition to these roles, Moore is active on many other boards and commissions throughout his community, including the City Plan Commission and Public Housing Authority.