WEWAHITCHKA – Three Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative employees received special awards named in memory and in honor of former employees, and several employees and trustees were recognized for service anniversaries.

Energy Services Representative Manuela Heyn was presented with the Alfredia

Owens Member Service Award. Qualities management looked for included providing

a high quality of service to members; getting along well with fellow employees; demonstrating empathy and compassion to members; demonstrating integrity and honesty; keeping members, the general public and employees safe; and serving as a role model to others through positive interactions.

Manager of Operations Andy Dick was presented with the Tomica Lowery

Memorial Award. Qualities management looked for included appreciation for fundamental human needs of fellow employees; clear communication with co-workers; and increasing organizational commitment demonstrated by employee satisfaction, enjoyment at work, and lowering negative efforts leading to lower absenteeism and stress.

Staking Technician Tony Morrell was presented with the Tony “T-Bone” Turner Hustle Award. Qualities management looked for included a sustained work and productivity record; exceptional efficiency; superior performance and dedication; keeping members, the general public and employees safe; and serving as a role model to others through positive interactions.

Service pins were awarded to Terry Myers, 35 years; Johnny Hutto, 25 years; Becky Kent, 20 years; Rupert Brown, Kristin Evans and Jeremy Miles, 15 years; Angie Morris, Shannon Newsome and Brennis Smith, 10 years; Frank Bailey, Peyton Gleaton, Francis Hinson, Jeremy Horton, Ralph Jamerson, Baylen Price and Matt Salvo, 5 years; and Sheila Alston, Theo Baxter, Rebecca Green and Mindy Maddox, 1 year.