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ANAHEIM, CA (July 1, 2009) - Marcie L. Edwards, General Manager of Anaheim Public Utilities, recently received the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award at the Association’s national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the electric utility industry, with a special commitment to public power.

APPA is a service organization representing more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities serving more than 45 million people across the country. Receiving the James D. Donovan award is a notable honor;  it is the second highest award bestowed by the Association. “Anaheim is extremely proud of Marcie for this recognition.  It is validation from her peers that she has significantly contributed to the utility industry” said Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle.


Edwards has been General Manager of Anaheim Public Utilities since January 2001, and has more than 30 years of utility industry experience. Edwards served on APPA’s Board of Directors from 2002-2007, is a past president of the California Municipal Utilities Association, and is the current president of the Southern California Public Power Authority. 

She is also vice chair of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the entity that provides water on a wholesale basis to more than 19 million Southern Californians. In 2004, Edwards served as interim CEO of the California Independent System Operator, after serving as a governor on the California ISO board for a number of years. She is also a past recipient of the Anaheim Chamber Business Champion of the Year, as well as the of the Orange County Business Journal Annual Women in Business Award.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILITIES For more than 100 years, Anaheim Public Utilities has served Anaheim water and electric customers with low rates and reliable service. Anaheim Public Utilities is Orange County's only publicly owned water and electric utility.

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