Paul Hach Appointed to National Public Power Council

Paul Hach II, President of Painesville City Council, has been named to a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Policy Makers Council by its Board of Directors. APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association represents public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million customers that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training and operations.


The Policy Makers Council assists APPA in promoting federal legislation that is important to public power utilities like Painesville Municipal Electric and opposing harmful legislation. Members of the Council meet a minimum of twice a year and participate in meetings with elected representatives and congressional staff for the purposes of supporting the APPA’s national legislative agenda.


Hach has served on Painesville City Council since 2004 and was appointed President of Council in 2014. He is also currently a member of the Painesville Lions Club, Painesville Exchange Club, graduate of Leadership Lake County and a member of the 2015 Lakeland Community College Hall of Fame. In 2018 he was awarded the Spirit of Main Street Award from Heritage Ohio. Hach is a long-time project manager at his family’s business, Hach Excavating & Demolition, and has two children with his wife Amy.