Accolades Continue for Manassas 100-Year Utilities Anniversary
– May 25, 2014 1:00 am
Manassas City Utilities received the Century Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its 100-year anniversary. Established in 1987, the APPA Century Award is given each year to public power utilities that have served their customers and community for 100 years. For details, go to manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.
To commemorate the milestone, Manassas City Utilities hosted a 100-year anniversary event in October, 2013 that was attended by more than 600 people. At the event, they ceremoniously buried a time capsule containing memorable utility items from the past century and also raised more than $3,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society.
“We’re honored to receive this prestigious honor,” said Mike Moon, Manassas City director of public works and utilities. “Since 1913, Manassas City has provided dependable electricity to the Manassas community and we look forward to serving them another 100 years,” said Moon.
Today, 47 million Americans receive electricity from more than 2,000 not-for-profit community-owned electric utilities. As of 2010, one out of every three public power systems has celebrated a centennial.