Bob Peter, city administrator and city attorney for Ellinwood, was named the 2013-14 Kansas Municipal Utilities president at a recent conference.
In his role as president, Peter oversees the 26-member KMU board of directors and six member executive committee. The president guides the organization in its mission to provide exceptional leadership and service in the advancement and protection of municipal utilities in Kansas.
Peter will serve a one year term as KMU president. “I’m very honored to have been chosen,” said Peter.
In a special ceremony at the conference banquet, the presidential gavel was passed from 2012- 13 KMU President William Johnson, manager of Electric Operations for Kansas City BPU. Peter’s first duty as KMU president was to serve as chairperson for the association’s annual business meeting at which the membership learned about plans to develop a KMU Training Campus in McPherson.
KMU represents 175 municipal electric, natural gas, water and wastewater utilities throughout the state. This position requires working knowledge of all of the city utilities.
Peter serves on the Kansas Power Pool executive board and was a past two term president.