Congressman Kinzinger honored for public service

KinzingerAt a meeting in December at the offices of Corn Belt Energy in Bloomington, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Manteno, 16th District) received the 2013 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was made in recognition of Rep. Kinzinger’s dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois and for outstanding contributions to the rural electrification program.
Rep. Kinzinger has been a supporter of Illinois electric cooperatives and their rural member-owners on a wide variety of issues. Of special significance, the Congressman has been especially supportive on issues related to the beneficial reuse of coal ash and financing for rural electric cooperatives.

“From addressing issues of importance to co-op member-owners, to meeting with co-op youth when they visit Washington, DC on the annual Youth Tour, Rep. Kinzinger is always accessible and helpful, and he is well deserving of our association’s highest award,” said Duane Noland, President/CEO of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives.

Rep. Kinzinger’s 16th Congressional District includes service territory of Corn Belt Energy, Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative and Rock Energy Cooperative.

Photo: Representative Adam Kinzinger receives the Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ 2013 Public Service Award. Presenting the award are (l-r) Corn Belt Energy President/CEO Don Taylor, Representative Adam Kinzinger, Rae Payne (Chairman of the Corn Belt Energy Board), Board member Albert Hagenbuch, Board member Robert Angus, Board member Jerry Starkey, and Board member Robert Whitwood, Jr.