Retiring Atlantic Municipal Utilities (AMU) General Manager Allen Bonderman has received the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities’ (IAMU) Life Membership Award. The award was presented during IAMU’s Winter Meeting, in Des Moines, and was in recognition of Bonderman’s “37-years of leadership in the public power arena,” including his 12-years of service in Atlantic, and his significant involvement with IAMU, a statewide association that benefits more than 550 municipal utilities in Iowa.
Bonderman began his career working with municipal utilities more than 40-years ago. He’s worked in Atlantic for the past 12-years. While with AMU, he developed the first municipal WiFi service in the state of Iowa, allowing DSL, cable modem and alternative wireless services to be made available by other service providers, to Atlantic’s businesses and residents. He also worked to establish a scholarship program at AMU for local students to attend the power line worker training program at Northwest Iowa Community College.
During his career, Bonderman also earned the Energy Innovator Award from the American Public Power Association, for his development of an energy management system for the City of Sanborn, Iowa. AMU congratulates Bonderman on his long and successful municipal utility career.