KMUA Empowers their members with a strong, vocal leadership in Frankfort and Washington D.C. providing invaluable connections and resources.
KMUA lobbies at the state and federal level to protect member utilities, closely monitoring pending legislation, proposed regulations, boundary issues, personnel issues, and recent court cases.
KMUA provides ongoing education with a variety of experts in related fields through information exchanges, speakers, and presentations.
KMUA connects members to need-to-know personnel - granting access to legislators, associate members and decision makers in the public and private sectors, locally and nationally.
KMUA's continued outreach keeps members informed on legislation impact and other vital news through informative newsletters, Kentucky First Publications, Legislative Summaries, Recaps and Alerts.
Members Power Kentucky
KMUA members are from all across Kentucky and represent Kentucky's essential services of Electric, Natural Gas, Water, Wastewater, and Cable-Telecom.
Today, the Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association (KMUA) represents 40 city-owned utilities that provide the essential services of electric power, water, wastewater, natural gas and telecommunications services. KMUA takes pride in providing low-cost, efficient and reliable service to customers in cities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
KMUA represents locally owned and operated utilities that are governed by city officials or independent utility boards appointed by city officials. Our member managers live and work in their communities, providing service and employment to the citizens of Kentucky.
The Association has an interesting history. On June 4, 1975 the Municipal Electric Power Association of Kentucky was formed. In 1975, MEPAK served over 152,000 customers or 1/6 of the total population of the state. KMUA now serves almost 3/4 of a million customers. As of July 1, 2009, MEPAK began “doing business as” the Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association (KMUA.) On June 30, 2009, the Municipal Water and Waste Water Association (MWWAK) was dissolved and its members, after a two year trial period, joined KMUA’s membership. This action expanded the membership of the Association to 40 members and greatly expanded its grass roots outreach and ability to influence legislative actions.
The Kentucky Municipal Utilities Association is an IRS 502 (c) 6 organization classified as a business league that can conduct lobbying activities.
A business league is defined as an association of persons having a common business interest, whose purpose is to promote the common interest and not to engage in “for-profit” business. Its activities are directed to the improvement of business conditions of one or more lines of business. A “not-for-profit” association can have net earnings in the form of excess of income over expenses but it cannot issue stock that carries dividends.
KMUA operates under a set of approved By-Laws. KMUA also abides by the Open Records Law and the Open Meetings Law of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
There are many ways you can help support KMUA and empower Kentucky's utilities.
Become A Member
Members are proud to serve their community and all of Kentucky's residents. Members ensure Kentuckians have a voice in the future of Kentucky's utilities; They are members are the managers of city owned utilities, established by statute or ordinance, providing essential services to over one million Kentuckians.
Join as an Associate
Eligible Associate members are any entity whose affairs are related to the electric generation, distribution and transmission systems; water, wastewater and storm water systems; solid waste systems; natural gas distribution systems; and cable, broadband and telecommunications systems.