The city of Huntingburg has a new IMPA representative.

Huntingburg Utilities Energy Superintendent John Reutepohler has recently been chosen to serve as Huntingburg’s representative on the IMPA Board of Commissioners.

Reutepohler succeeds Huntingburg mayor Denny Spinner as the city’s representative on the IMPA Board of Commissioners. Reutepohler began his career in 1996 as a lineman for the Huntingburg Electric Department. He was named Electric Crew Chief in 2007 and had five linemen under his supervision. Earlier this year, he was promoted to Energy Superintendent and has a total of ten employees under his supervision across both the gas and electric departments.

In his new role, Reutepohler will be responsible for filling out state and federal compliance reports, overseeing projects, supervising utility crews, and various other tasks. As an IMPA commissioner, he will serve as the representative for the city of Huntingburg and its public power interests. He will also give input on the future direction of IMPA.

IMPA provides wholesale electricity to 60 communities statewide and each community has one representative on the board. Board members range from utility superintendents and linemen to town council members and clerk-treasurers. Other area communities that have an IMPA representative include Jasper, Tell City, and Washington.