At the May Princeton Public Utilities’ Commission meeting, Commissioners congratulated Geoffrey Skeim for winning First Place in the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association’s (MMUA’s) Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Award Competition. In attendance was Steve Downer, MMUA Director of Communications and Member Relations. Steve emphasized that Minnesota municipal utilities view electricity as a service to be provided rather than a commodity to be profited from and that this service is best provided locally by those most impacted. Geoffrey’s essay captured that where he explored PPU’s many advantages. He explained the how and why Princeton Public Utilities makes a difference as a servant of the city.
Since the Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship began in 1996, Geoffrey is the third local winner from Princeton and the first one to win “First Place”. In 1996, the first year of the contest, Mark Beattie was one of the four finalists (rankings were not done at that time). In 2009, Amber Baune tied for third. Princeton Utilities is proud of Geoffrey’s accomplishments and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
More information can be found at: https://www.mmua.org/news/breaking-news/winners-selected-in-mmua-tom-bovitz-scholarship-contest