The IMUA today . . .
Associate Member of the Month
The Illinois Municipal Utilities Association is a not-for-profit corporation
functioning as a trade association for municipalities that own and operate their
own electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications systems in
Illinois . It is composed of 64 municipalities, 55 associate members and 7
IMUA is governed by an 17-member board of directors drawn from its member
municipalities. The board makes all decisions relating to policies undertaken by
the Association. A President and CEO administers day-to-day operations. The IMUA
is financed through dues collected from its members, those dues being
proportional to utility sales, and from fees associated with its training
Among the IMUA's services are:
Utility training: The Association provides hand-on training and
classroom seminars to help the men and women who work in the field for municipal
utilities to work safely.
Safety workshops: The IMUA holds monthly safety program meetings
in all areas of the state.
Emergency aid: In the event of natural disasters, IMUA
coordinates assistance in the form of heavy equipment and personnel from the
municipal utilities all over the state to the affected member.
Legislative and regulatory oversight: The Association tracks
legislation and regulations that affect the members, provide regular alerts, and
intervenes through timely lobbying efforts.
General communications: The Association produces a quarterly
newsletter and other communication materials, highlighting issues and events
important to all municipal utility officials.
Special meetings: The Association holds a large conference
focusing on policy and hands-on training each spring.