Lubbock Power and Light’s Director of Utilities has been appointed to the Texas Public Power Association (TPPA) Board of Directors, a group that represents the interests of public power providers.

According to LP&L, David McCalla was appointed during the board’s winter meeting and awaits final confirmation in July. McCalla has served as director of utilities for LP&L since Sep. 2014, and is a former president of TPPA.

A press release from LP&L said TPPA represents the interests of public power providers and gives resources so members may, “extend their influence on public policy matters affecting the public power industry.”

The group represents a reported 72 cities that own and operate utility systems as well as electric co-operatives, river authorities and small joint action agencies within the state.

“I know first-hand the positive impact TPPA brings to ratepayers across the state concerning affordable rates and reliable electric service. I am proud to assume a leadership role within the association and will work hard to properly represent Lubbock’s interests as I work with policy makers across the state on the pressing issues facing the industry,” said McCalla.

Lubbock Power and Light is also represented in the group by Dana Box, LP&L’s customer service manager. Box serves as vice-chairman of the Marketing and Customer Service committee.

McCalla is filling an unexpired term. His term is set to end in July 2016.