Rep. Hammond receives Illinois Electric Cooperative Public Service Award

Norine Hammond service award winner 2016At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual ­meeting in Springfield on July 28, State Representative Norine Hammond (R- Macomb, 93rd House District) received the 2016 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was made in recog­nition of Rep. Hammond’s ­dedicated public service to all ­citizens of the state of Illinois and for ­outstanding ­contributions to the rural ­electrification program.

AIEC President/CEO Duane Noland said, “Representative Hammond has been a great ­supporter of electric cooperatives and our ­members while in the legislature, and was helpful prior to that, spending 14 years as the legislative aide to the late Representative Rich Myers who won our 2003 Public Service Award.”

Prior to becoming state representative, she served on the Macomb Planning Commission and held positions of Township Trustee and Township Supervisor.

Hammond has served in the Illinois House since 2010. She ­currently serves on the Consumer Protection; Higher Education; Higher Education Appropriations; Community College Access & Affordability; Human Services; Insurance; and Transportation committees.

McDonough Power Cooperative President/CEO Mike Smith said, “Norine Hammond has been a ­tremendous advocate for McDonough Power Cooperative and all of our members for many years. She is a strong supporter of Western Illinois University and agriculture programs, which are near and dear to our area. She is well deserving of this award.”

The 93rd District includes the service territory of Adams Electric Cooperative, Illinois Electric Cooperative, Menard Electric Cooperative, McDonough Power Cooperative, Spoon River Electric Cooperative, and Western Illinois Electrical Coop.