UAMPS Awards Idaho Falls City Councilor Tom Hally Voted Official of the Year
IDAHO FALLS – Idaho Falls city councilor Tom Hally was recognized today in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, or UAMPS, elected official of the year .
The prize rewards an elected official who has shown an unusual vision and dedication in the performance of his duties and who has made an exceptional contribution to the improvement of the services of his local public service, public authority or UAMPS.
Hally was first elected to Idaho Falls City Council in 2004 and, during his tenure, served as city council chair and liaison with Idaho Falls Power. A board member of Idaho Falls Power for more than 20 years, Hally’s appointment cited his talents in economics to the Idaho Falls Power board for helping to make sound long-term decisions and properly plan the capital assets of the organization.
“Tom has always been a voice and supporter of public power and Idaho Falls Power,” said Bear Prairie, general manager of Idaho Falls Power. “Tom has an economics degree and always brought business acumen to the board and promoted Idaho Falls Power…[he] is a great thinker of macro and micro economic principles. He reads, listens and actively participates in the promotion of public power.
Hally received the award for elected official of the year today at the 2021 UAMPS Annual Membership Meeting.
UAMPS provides wholesale full power, transmission and other energy services, on a not-for-profit basis, to community-owned power grids throughout Intermountain West. UAMPS members are located in Utah, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming.