4TH ANNUAL CHARITY HOCKEY GAME


The Marquette Board of Light and Power recently held its Annual Food Pantry Charity Hockey Game at Lakeview Area.  Pictured above are the teams.  Employees representing Wright Street and the Shiras Steam Plant faced off with the Steam Plan crowned the new champions with a 3-2 win.

Steam Plant goals were scored by Tom Skewis, Jake Parske and Eastin Viitala.  Travis Niemi and Jonny Betz scored goals for Wright Street.  The teams included employees, friends, family members and a retiree.  Attendees brought in canned goods and boxed food items which were donated to the Salvation Army and St. Vincent De Paul's food pantries.  A total of $80 was also collected and divided evenly between the two food pantries to help stock their shelves.

Pictured on the left is Matt Zavislak, member of the Wright Street team and Tom Skewis of the Shiras Steam Plant team.

GATEKEEPER PROGRAM

On May 19, 2017 in Lansing, MBLP's Executive Assistant/Community Relations Coordinator Noreen Collins received the 2016 Gatekeeper of the Year Award from the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging for her outstanding service representing this program.  In a letter from Governor Rick Snyder, Ms. Collins was recognized and congratulated for her exceptional acts in the interest of helping others. 

This program is to help identify and assist isolated at-risk older adults residing in their own homes.  These senior citizens may have little or no support system to act on their behalf and many experience serious difficulties that compromise their ability to live independently.  Through the Gatekeeper Program, they are referred to various community agencies, such as, local senior centers, DHS, AMCAB, to assistance them with available services, such as, financial assistance, meals preparation, grocery shopping, transportation, housekeeping services, personal care assistance, Medicare/Medicaid assistance and legal/safety issues.   

Pictured above (l-r):  Chair of the MI Commission on Services to the Aging Dona Wishart, Noreen Collins, Commissioner Jerry Irby and Deputy Director of Aging & Adult Services Agency Scott Wamsley.   

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE GATEKEEPER PROGRAM

Gatekeeper Program Overview 5 2017

MBLPOWER HELPS UPPCO FIGHT THE SPRING STORM

During the recent storm that ripped through the area with more than 70 mph wind gusts, the Republic, Ishpeming and Negaunee area had numerous trees toppled and power lines down.  Marquette Board of Light and Power sent two crews to the area to assist UPPCO workers to restore power to their customers.  Pictured are MBLP crew members that went to assist them:  Shawn Sheldon, Jon Betz, Travis Niemi and Chad Kauppila.  Executive Director, Paul Kitti stated “It’s all about helping our
neighbors.”

Wind Storm - spring, 2017

Wind Storm - spring, 2017

MBLP ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEANUP

The Marquette Board of Light and Power had its biggest employee, retiree, and family member turnout ever for the recent annual City-wide Spring Cleanup. Employees encourage their families to volunteer for this worthwhile event. Pictured is the group that cleaned up South Beach and along Lake Street to the Carp River.