NPGA Board elects officers, approves budget for 2022-23

The National Public Gas Agency (NPGA) elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2022-23 at its annual meeting held in February. Those elected to one-year terms as officers of the board of directors beginning April 1 were: 

  • Chris Anderson, city administrator, Central City, Neb., chair
  • Bob Lockmon, utility superintendent, Stuart, Neb., vice chair
  • Randy Woldt, utilities superintendent, Wisner, Neb., secretary/treasurer

All three were re-elected from the previous fiscal year. The board works to develop operational strategies and guides the agency in securing reliable and low-cost natural gas for NPGA member communities.

Budget and rates approved
The Board approved its budget and rates for the 2022-23 fiscal year, which begins April 1. As part of the overall budget and due to the higher cost of natural gas, the Board approved a gas storage funding plan for NPGA members that have storage to improve NPGA’s month-to-month liquidity. The board also approved its annual member fee, which is approximately $36,000 less than the current fiscal year. The annual fee serves to recover the costs associated with the operation of NPGA.

June Board meeting scheduled for Colorado
NPGA’s Board meeting scheduled for June 9 will be held in Fort Morgan, Colo. The Board typically holds its quarterly board meetings at the NMPP Energy building in Lincoln, Neb. After discussion in previous board meetings, it was decided to hold a meeting in Fort Morgan, a NPGA member community, to minimize travel for those that typically have the longest distance to travel.