IMPA elects Goode board chair

CARMEL — The Indiana Municipal Power Agency announced that Phil Goode, manager of Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power, has been elected chairman of the agency’s board of commissioners.

Crawfordsville is one of 61 public power communities in Indiana and Ohio that purchases wholesale electricity from IMPA, in addition to being a founding member of the agency. Through its membership in the non-profit, joint-action agency, Crawfordsville is able to provide low-cost, reliable and environmentally-responsible power to customers because IMPA generates and purchases power in bulk quantities on behalf of its members. Goode has represented Crawfordsville on the IMPA board of commissioners since becoming manager of CEL&P in 2010.

“I am honored and pleased to work alongside personnel from utilities around the state and serve as chairman of the board of commissioners for IMPA,” Goode said. “I appreciate all the Agency does to make our municipal utilities strong, and I look forward to contributing to the greater good as chairman.”

“The IMPA board is gaining a strong leader in Phil,” said Raj Rao, president and CEO of IMPA. “His vast knowledge of the industry combined with his years of experience will be of great aid to the Agency and the Board in his years as Chairman.  We look forward to the many goals we will accomplish in working together.”

Goode has served as vice chairman of the board of commissioners since 2015 and was elected chairman at IMPA’s annual meeting April 6. As chairman, Goode acts as a liaison for the agency and the board. Goode will also oversee and provide direction for monthly board meetings and executive committee meetings.