American Public Gas Association Thanks John Leary for Service

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) would like to thank John Leary of Borough of Chambersburg in Pennsylvania for his service on the association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Leary’s term ended on July 20 at the 2022 APGA Annual Meeting.

Mr. Leary is also a past Chairman of the association. APGA is a national, not-for-profit association representing over 700 publicly-owned natural gas distribution systems in 38 states. APGA is the only trade association that solely represents the interests of public natural gas systems at the federal legislative and regulatory level. The following statement can be attributed to APGA President and CEO Dave Schryver.

Mr. Leary’s Service

“Mr. Leary brought to the APGA Board of Directors many years of experience working in the natural gas industry. His leadership ability and knowledge of energy issues, especially with natural gas utilities, served our members and industry well.

“APGA was fortunate to have had Mr. Leary on the Board of Directors during an important time in Washington. With the many natural gas issues our industry faced in Congress, the administration and federal agencies, public natural gas systems were presented with numerous challenges and opportunities. Mr. Leary understood the issues we faced, and APGA thanks him for his leadership and guidance to meet these challenges and to address the needs of natural gas consumers. We also express our appreciation to the Borough of Chambersburg for allowing Mr. Leary to serve on our board.”

Who is APGA

APGA is the national association of municipally and publicly-owned local distribution systems. There are about 1,000 public gas systems serving more than 6 million customers. These public gas utilities are not-for-profit retail distribution entities that are owned by, and accountable to, the citizens they serve. They include municipal gas distribution systems, public utility districts, county districts, and other public agencies that have natural gas distribution facilities.