Mid Chapter's Power Lunch at BWL Depot

April 11, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Lansing Board of Water and Light
1201 S. Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
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Mr. Dick Peffley, General Manager of the Lansing BWL will be giving an update on the new power plant, dismantling the old power plant, new BWL developments, energy efficiency options and other new developments that BWL is involved with in the Lansing area. 

Wednesday, April 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lansing Board of Water & Light Depot

1201 S. Washington Ave.

Lansing, Michigan 48912

Parking is across the street (1118 S. Washington)

$25 per member and $35 per non-member

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Dick Peffley, who joined the BWL in 1976, was named General Manger by the BWL Board of Commissioners on September 22, 2015. He previously served as Interim General Manager in 2006-7 and 2015. Peffley’s experience at the BWL is extensive, having served in many capacities in the electric and water utilities. He previously served as Executive Director of Operations and was Plant Manager at the Erickson Power Station and Eckert Power Station. Peffley was the project manager for the $182 million REO Cogeneration Plant and Headquarters which came in on time and on budget. He was the project manager for the $23 million repair and refurbishment of the Wise Road Water Conditioning Plant following a chemical accident. Peffley led the Water Department’s efforts that distributed a record-breaking 1 billion gallons of water in a single month to customers during the heat wave in July 2013, and repaired a record number of frozen water lines and water main breaks during the 2013/14 winter’s deep freeze. He led the BWL’s redevelopment effort to sell the former Ottawa Power Station that became headquarters for the Accident Fund. And Peffley was the project manager for the $20 million Chilled Water Plant, which came in on time and on budget, named after his father, BWL retiree Roy E. Peffley.

 Bob Trezise has been President and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) since 2011, which represents Global Lansing- Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. LEAP also has a contract to manage the City of Lansing’s economic development department, including its Brownfield Authority, Tax Increment Finance Authority and the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC). LEAP also has a contract managing the region’s SmartZone. 

During Bob’s tenure, LEAP private sector projects have totaled over $1.1 billion in investment and have created over 4,000 direct jobs. Projects range from Fortune 500 national corporate headquarters to small high-tech and biotech companies to major mixed-use buildings to large manufacturing plants. LEAP also operates a robust entrepreneurial business startup program and a placemaking program.

In 2011, he was recognized by the Michigan Economic Developer’s Association (MEDA) as the Economic Development Medalist of the Year and in 2016 received MEDA’s prestigious President’s Award. Bob’s projects have also three times received the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Gold and Silver projects of the Year awards. Since 2006, Bob has been running the City of Lansing’s economic development efforts, as its President and CEO. During that time, the city has experienced massive revitalization ranging in the billions of dollars, thousands of jobs created, along with four straight years of population growth. From 2001 – 2006, Bob was the Managing Director and creator of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Community Assistance Team (CATeam).

Additionally, he was the founder of the Michigan Main Street program and worked on hundreds of community revitalization projects across the entire state. Bob also served as the Vice-President of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) and Director of Delta Township’s economic development department, where he played a role with the successful Keep GM campaign.

Bob grew up in the City of Lansing, is married to Kerri and they have four children. He is also a published poet.


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