The Indiana Municipal Electric Association has elected Dick Justice as its 75th president. It’s the second term as IMEA president for Justice, who also served in the position in 2010.
Justice previously served as electrical supervisor of Gas City. Randy Emmons, electric line superintendent of Washington, will serve as vice president. The IMEA board also welcomed Dennis Dixon, superintendent of Tell City, and Lenny Larson, line superintendent of Rensselaer, as its newest members.
"I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue moving the organization forward for the betterment of public power," said Justice. "We have come so far with our safety and training program, mutual aid, scholarships, conferences, and lineworkers’ rodeo. We would like to grow legislatively and collaboratively with other organizations that support our members and associate members."
The IMEA will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year. The organization will celebrate the diamond anniversary at their two annual conferences in Indianapolis in May and in Lawrenceburg in September.
"Seventy five years ago, our founders had a vision of what they wanted and what we in public power needed," said Justice. "Since that time, we have seen highs and lows with the association, but we have stayed the course no matter what obstacle was in front of us. This year will be no different, we will continue."