About

The Carolinas Public Gas Association is the not-for-profit association of publicly owned natural gas utilities in the Carolinas and Virginia. The CPGA organizes meetings and training for it members concentrating on the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas.

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The purpose of the Association is to enhance the performance, safety, competitiveness, and public awareness of its member public (i.e. not investor owned) natural gas distribution systems by promoting the coordination of effort and the sharing of information related to:

  • The management and operations of such systems
  • Compliance with associated regulatory obligations
  • Providing the highest quality of reliable service to their customers

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Associate members are individuals and businesses who supply or would like to supply goods and services to CPGA system members.  Their involvement with the association is vital to the exchange of ideas and information necessary for the growth and improved performance of system member’s businesses.

Associate Membership in the CPGA is a cost-effective way to allow your company to make personal contact with decision-makers at public gas systems.  The CPGA Board holds two meetings a year and Associate Members are encouraged to attend and participate at these meetings.

Benefits of Associate Membership Include:

  • Recognition on the CPGA website
  • Opportunity to participate in both the Spring Gas Conference (co-sponsored by the CPGA) and the CPGA Annual Meeting (Discounted exhibit opportunities at both events)
  • Quality time with gas system decision makers
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Potential for CPGA Board membership

Membership Dues

  • $300 annually invoiced in November
  • Applications received on or after July 1st will be invoiced a prorated amount for current year dues in addition to pre-paying the full amount for the following year

APPLY NOW TO BECOME AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER

SYSTEM MEMBERS

The CPGA exists to serve its 22 system members. These natural gas operators represent municipally owned utilities, natural gas authorities and commissions/boards of public works across the Carolinas and Virginia.

System members enjoy access to CPGA facilitated training, meetings and programs focused on:

  • The Safe and Efficient Operation of Gas Systems
  • Meeting and Exceeding Regulatory Obligations
  • Providing High Quality Service to Customers

If you represent a publicly owned natural gas company and are interested in learning more about becoming a CPGA member, please contact Katharine Keller at [email protected] 

Executive Committee

Joey Hawkins

Joey Hawkins
Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority
Chair

Julie McMurry

Julie McMurry
City of Shelby
First Vice Chair

   
Jason Stewart

Jason Stewart
Chester County NGA
Second Vice Chair and Treasurer

Carl Smith

Carl Smith
Secretary

Rob Miller

Rob Miller
City of Monroe
Immediate Past Chair

   
Daryl Philbeck

Daryl Philbeck
City of Kings Mountain
Operations Committee Chair

Glen Boatwright

Glen Boatwright
York County Natural Gas Authority
Operations Committee Chair

Bradley Utz

Bradley Utz
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Associates Committee Chair

   
M. Gray Styers, Jr.

M. Gray Styers, Jr.
Fox Rothschild, LLP
Legal Council

 
Katharine Keller

Katharine Keller
CPGA
Executive Director

         

Board of Directors

Will Martin
Bamberg BPW
Delegate
City of Bennettsville
Delegate

Todd Davis
Bessemer City
Delegate

 
Jason Stewart
Chester County NGA
Delegate
Stan Bryson
Clinton-Newberry NGA
Delegate
Joey Hawkins
Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority
Delegate

Eduardo Noriega
Fountain Inn Natural Gas System
Delegate
Fred Steele
Frontier Natural Gas
Delegate
Carl Smith
Greenville Utilities Commission
Delegate
Derek Pendley
Greenwood CPW
Delegate
Rob Rhodes
Greer CPW
Delegate
Nick Hendricks, Jr.
City of Kings Mountain
Delegate
           
           
Tim Thornton
Lancaster County NGA
Delegate
Mike Smith
Laurens CPW
Delegate
Johnny Everhart
Lexington Utilities
Delegate
Robert Miller
City of Monroe
Delegate
Dave Durgin
Orangeburg DPU
Delegate
Jonathan Snyder
Richmond Gas Works
Delegate
           
           
Richard H. Worsinger
City of Wilson
Delegate
Julie McMurry
City of Shelby
Delegate
Joe Nichols
City of Union
Delegate
Bradley Walters
Rocky Mount Public Utilities
Delegate
Jimmy Sprouse
York County NGA
Delegate
Jaret Ledermann
Consolidated Pipe & Supply
Associate Member Delegate
Bradley Utz
Ed Young Sales Co.
Associate Member Delegate