GMU in the Community

October 2022 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Front Row - Maxwell Brashear, Brian Morrison, Corbin Bond, Scott Tonderum, Kolby Baier

Back Row - Craig Ford, Morgan McDermott, Jessica Foster, Steve McCann, Max Kuhns, Sam Groves

October 2021 - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Left to Right - Morgan McDermott, Jessica Foster, Maxwell Brashear, Jason Bruce, Sam Groves, Max Kuhns, Kolby Baier, Steve McCann, Craig Ford, Scott Tonderum

October 2019 - Breast Cancer Awareness

Front Row - Steve McCann, Scott Tonderum, Jason Bruce, Maxwell Brashear

Back Row - Kolby Baier, Sam Groves, Craig Ford, Jessica Foster


October 1, 2019 - GMU recognized for Commitment to Safety

Greenfield Municipal Utilities Recognized for Commitment to Safety

Greenfield, Iowa (October 22, 2019) – Greenfield Municipal Utilities was recently presented with an award for its commitment to safe working environments. The award further recognizes Greenfield Municipal Utilities for its collaboration with EMC Insurance Companies (EMC) to prevent employee injuries and to control workers’ compensation expenses.   

Representatives from EMC, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU), and Jester Insurance Services presented the award to city officials.

Greenfield Municipal Utilities is part of the IAMU Safety Group Insurance Program, which provides more than 422 Iowa municipal utilities and municipalities with a comprehensive and competitive insurance program.

About the IAMU Safety Group Insurance Program

Since 1980, IAMU, Jester Insurance Services, Inc., and EMC Insurance Companies have joined together to bring Iowa cities and municipal utilities a comprehensive and competitive insurance program. Expansions and improvements to the program have been made continuously to meet the changing needs of Iowa’s cities and utilities.



May 14, 2019 - GMU officially breaks ground on the new Generation Plant building site at 116 SE Jackson St.

Pictured left to right: Steve McCann, Power Plant Foreman; Bob Guikema, Board of Trustees Chairperson; Terry Schneider, Board Trustee; Craig Ford, Assistant General Manager; Scott Tonderum, General Manager; Terry Valentine, General Contractor - Farabee Mechanical, Inc; Jessi Christensen, Board Trustee; Rebecca Haase, Office Manager



October 2018 - GMU and Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities award Nodaway Valley CSD with a Customer Recognition Award for completing a significant energy efficency project in the construction of the new elementary building.

From left to right: Jessica Foster; GMU, Dr. Casey Berlau; NV, Scott Tonderum; GMU and Troy DeGoode; IAMU


December 2017 - CIPCO and GMU present a rebate check to Dr. Casey Berlau, Superintendent of Nodaway Valley Schools for $33,507 for the energy efficiency projects implemented in the new elementary building. 

Pictured from left to right: Jessica Foster; GMU, Dr. Casey Berlau; NV, Craig Ford; GMU, Cheri Monahan; CIPCO, Kristofer Orth; Design Alliance, Scott Tonderum; GMU and Paul Erickson; CIPCO



February 2017 - A bird's eye view of the GMU water tower and surrounding areas using a drone.


October 2016 - Breast Cancer Awareness

From left to right: Maxwell Brashear, Jessica Foster, Jared Masker, Rebecca Haase, Steve McCann, Jason Bruce, Craig Ford, Scott Tonderum, Twyla Faust

June 2016 - GMU crews hard at work on a hot summer day.  The electric crew is doing a test generation to make sure all equipment is working properly while the water crew digs for a water main.


October 2015 - GMU assisted in the move of a house from SW Kent St & S 1st St to NE Hayes St.


GMU employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink hardhats and shirts.

Top Row: Scott Tonderum, Craig Ford, Steve McCann Middle Row: Jessica Foster, Rebecca Haase Front Row: Maxwell Brashear, Jared Masker, Jason Bruce, Jonathan Pilgreen
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