George A. Bronson passed away peacefully at his home on November 10. George was a former Chairman of APGA.
He was born in Texas and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He went on to obtain his MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. George was in the gas industry for 30 years; 19 of which were spent in the municipal systems. He started his career with Colorado Interstate Gas in 1977 and worked for the company through 1983. He then went into private consulting with Burger and Associates and worked for them for two years on litigation cases arising from oil and gas drilling in the Texas Panhandle.
In 1991 he was with the City of Winfield, and he became the Director of the Gas Department in 1993. In 1996 his job expanded with the city to the Waste Water Division. He was with the City of Winfield for 16 years. In 2003, George received the Showalter Award; and he was awarded the APGA award in 2006 for his meritorious service to this association, and he served as the Chairman for two years. He was a member of the Kansas Municipal Utility Association, and was chair of their gas training committee.
He will be remembered for being a fun loving prankster and having a great sense of humor. He will also be remembered as being the most devoted and loving father to his only child. George is survived by his wife Leo and daughter Lena, as well as his grandson and siblings. To honor his love of horses, memorial contributions may be made to the B&C Equine Rescue Inc., 740 W 125th Street Carbondale, KS 66414.