Being part of the community we serve is a role that Black River Falls Municipal Utilities takes seriously. As your local utility, we work hard to be an active participant by lending a hand in community service projects and offering various educational programs.
We have pledged a strong commitment to not only our customers, but to our community. Through a number of civic-minded activities, Black River Falls Municipal Utilities has fostered strong relationships that help further our connection to the community. Here are a few of the ways we make a difference where we live.
In 2020, in response to hardships caused as a result of COVID-19, BRFMU provided over $7,500 to community organizations through a Community Recharge Program. Some recipients include:
- Interfaith Caregivers
- Friends Sharing Food
- Chamber of Commerce - Chamber Bucks Giveaway
- Black River Falls School District
Each year the Utilities spends up to $1500 on charitable donations.
(RIght Photo) BRFMU General Manager Casey Engebretson presents a donation to Steve ("Petey") Peterson of the City's Parks and Recreation Department to help defray costs associated with the Red Creek ballfields. The Utility donated more than $500 toward the new ballfields in 2017.
(Below) Electric Utility Superintendent Kevin LaValley presents a $250 donation to Black River Fire Department Chief Steve Schrieber to help pay for replacement pagers for the Department.
Each year the Utilities spends up to $1000 on Economic Development activities.
BRFMU Commission President John Lund presents a $1,000 donation to the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce for costs associated with the recent Oktoberfest celebration. Accepting the donation is Chamber Executive Director Amanda Gunn.
In addition, each year the Utilities installs and removes the Cities holiday decorations.