VPPSA Honors Recipients of Regional and National Utility Awards

October 25, 2022

Pictured left to right: Ken Nolan, Ken St. Amour, Sen. Alice Nitka, Crystal Currier, Bill Humphrey, and Reginald Beliveau


Waterbury Center, Vermont – Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) is recognizing its community members who received 2022 awards from the American Public Power Association (APPA) and Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA). Five award recipients including VPPSA staff, member utility directors, and local policymakers were honored in a ceremony on October 12.

VPPSA Controller Crystal Currier received the APPA Mark Crisson Leadership and Managerial Excellence Award, which recognizes managers who steer their organizations to new levels of excellence, lead by example, and inspire staff to do better. Currier has managed VPPSA’s finances for nearly two decades and has performed in her role with dedication and expertise, serving as an inspiration to her team.

VPPSA Manager of Technology and Security Services Ken St. Amour was awarded the NEPPA Distinguished Service Award for providing outstanding service to a NEPPA member. St. Amour’s leadership has been critical to the advancement of technology applications for VPPSA and its member utilities for over three decades.

Swanton Village Manager Reginald Beliveau received the NEPPA Service Award for significant contributions to the trade organization. Beliveau has served as the village manager for over a decade and has shown unrelenting commitment to the municipal utility model through his work on the NEPPA board of directors.

Bill Humphrey, recently retired from his position as Lyndonville Electric Department General Manager, received the NEPPA Special Recognition Award, honoring his contribution to the public power community. Humphrey accessed and promoted numerous NEPPA service offerings during his four-plus decades of service in the electric utility industry.

Vermont state Senator Alice Nitka was an honored recipient of the NEPPA Special Recognition Award for her advancement of public power values. Sen. Nitka has been an advocate for the public power model since joining the legislature in 1999 and has moved forward several crucial legislative items in line with public power values over her career.

“We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to the APPA and NEPPA award winners,” said Ken Nolan, VPPSA General Manager. “VPPSA is fortunate to be associated with highly skilled and dedicated community leaders worthy of recognition, and we’re thrilled to honor their achievements.”

To learn more about the APPA awards, visit www.publicpower.org

To learn more about the NEPPA awards, visit www.neppa.org