Marcie L. Edwards was the General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and was the first woman to lead the nation’s largest municipal utility.
She previously ran Anaheim Public Utilities for 13 years then was tapped to serve as Anaheim City Manager in July 2013. A past Governor on the California Independent System Operator Board, Marcie also served as interim CEO of that agency in 2004, and, in that role, assisted in avoiding statewide power outages during the Energy Crisis.
Marcie began working for the LADWP in 1976 as a 19-year-old clerk typist. She gained experience in a variety of Power System positions, starting in steam plant operations and then gaining valuable experience as a load dispatcher. She was elevated to energy control center manager and worked her way up to assistant general manager for marketing and customer service business units.
As the LADWP General Manager, she oversees the nation’s largest municipal utility with an operating budget of $5.5 billion, 8,800 employees, and responsibility for providing water and power to nearly 4 million Angelenos.