WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2020 — Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power in
Crawfordsville, Indiana, received an American Public Power Association Sue Kelly
Community Service Award during the American Public Power Association’s Public Power
Connect: Virtual Summit & Business Meeting. The award recognizes “good neighbor”
activities that demonstrate the commitment of the utility and its employees to the
Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power (CEL&P) prides itself as not just powering its
community but also serving as a true community partner. The utility shows every day that
it is dedicated to serving its customers beyond power supply. CEL&P makes it a point to
begin educating children early on electric safety. The utility has its own electric
demonstration kit and travels to local schools to provide demonstrations to children.
CEL&P sponsors and attends several community events to support Crawfordsville’s
business community and its residents. This year is CEL&P’s 130 year anniversary, and
the utility is planning several events each month through 2020 to bring awareness to
public power and celebrate with its customers. Events planned include a coloring contest,
a “Fill the Bucket (Truck)” food drive, LED bulb giveaways for Earth Day, movies in the
park, open houses, solar park tours, and a school supply drive. CEL&P doesn’t just
provide a service to the community; they are part of the community, integrally woven
throughout the places, events, and memories.
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned
utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. We represent public power before
the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that
public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. Our association
advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.
Our members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging
citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power.
Contact Tobias Sellier, Director of Media Relations and Communications at
TSellier@PublicPower.org or 202-467-2927