Economic Development Leader to Head MEGA
Cooperstown, New York – Increasing savings and offering new ways to support sustainable energy options guided talk at the Annual Meeting of the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) this week. Representatives from participating MEGA counties elected Michael Stamm, Tompkins County Area Development’s President and long time MEGA Board member, as President of the Corporation. “I have had the privilege of serving as Tompkins County’s representative to MEGA since 2000 and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities of the future. I’m proud of MEGA’s track record of savings and stability in energy prices to our clients, especially local governments who are faced with intense budget pressures,” said Stamm. Mark Taylor, Schuyler County’s representative, will serve as Vice-President.
Having enlarged the Board of Directors via bylaw change, Mack Cook, Director of Finance and Administration for the City of Cortland and Allen Olsen, Deputy Superintendent for Human Resources & Business for the Kingston City School District were elected at MEGA’s annual meeting.
President and and CEO Ron Feldstein reported that MEGA, a non-profit corporation established in the late ‘90s, now serves 35 counties and over three hundred other municipalities and school districts including private industry, businesses, non-profit groups and residential customers of electricity and natural gas throughout most of New York. Feldstein said, “MEGA’s growth in participating organizations is reflected in the millions of dollars in energy savings members have obtained.” The NYS Association of Counties designates MEGA as the preferred energy procurement program for its member counties and affiliates. MEGA also partners with the NYS Conference of Mayor (NYCOM), the NYS Association of School Business Officials and the NYS Library Association
MEGA works with professional energy consultants and procurement specialists, at no cost to participants, to secure the best prices and terms available in today’s complex and evolving energy marketplace.
To request a participation form or learn more about MEGA call 518.306.1996or visit the MEGA website www.megaenergy.org.