Who We Are

Alliant Energy
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2150
Iron Workers
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 420
Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin
We Energies
Wisconsin Laborers District Council
Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters
WPPI Energy
Board of Directors
Mark Meyer
Executive Director

Jim Brooks
Council Member, Evansville City Council

Robert Turner
Business Representative IBEW 494

Fair Rates for Wisconsin’s Dairyland (FRWD) brings together representatives of organized labor with large and small energy providers and consumers.

Mark Meyer – Executive Director

Mark Meyer was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1992 and Wisconsin State Senate in 2000 representing Western Wisconsin. While in the legislature he served on the Energy and Utilities Committee.

In 2004 he was appointed to Public Service Commission of Wisconsin where he served until 2011. Mr. Meyer was and remains active in both the Mid-American Regulatory Conference (MARC) and the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC).

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of WisconsinEye, a non-profit, private public-affairs cable network that reports on Wisconsin State Government.

Mr. Meyer operates a public affairs consulting firm in Madison, Wisconsin and lives in Middleton, Wisconsin. He always abides by the laws of thermodynamics.

Robert Turner
Bob Turner – Board Member

Bob Turner has been in the industry for 17 years and has vast experience in the electrical construction industry – working on everything from new construction to electrical service.

Since early in his electrical career he sought out leadership roles both with the contractor and his local union.In that time he as worked as a Foreman that made him responsible for the day to day needs at multiple sites.  He also serves on the executive board, examination board, and apprenticeship committees of his union.

Mr. Turner has worked on a large variety of construction projects in his career including casinos, hotels, schools, hospitals, industrial plants and data centers where he was a Foreman that was responsible for the day to day needs at multiple locations in town.

Mr. Turner is currently a Business Representative/Registrar for IBEW Local 494 where he has been given the honor to work for our members and have a direct impact on the decisions being made in the industry.

Jim Brooks
Jim Brooks – Board Member

Jim Brooks is a long-time community activist from Evansville who currently represents Evansville on the WPPI Energy Board of Directors. He was a WPPI Community Service Award recipient in 2014, and is a member of the WPPI Policy, Communications and Leadership Council.

Jim was elected to the Evansville City Council in 2010, and currently serves as Council President. He also serves as chairman of the council’s Economic Development, Municipal Services and Finance & Labor committees.

Jim currently is executive director of the Evansville Community Partnership, a non-profit group with a focus on community building, and serves as programming and communication coordinator for Creekside Place, a senior center in Evansville. Jim’s primary focus is facilitation, long-term planning and bringing diverse groups of people together to build stronger community ties.

He is the Project Coordinator and Grant Administrator for Building A Safer Evansville, a Drug-Free Communities grantee coalition.

Jim received degrees from UW-Whitewater, UW-Rock County and Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville.