NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Electric Service today received the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Community Service Award at the association’s National Conference in Seattle, Wash. This award recognizes “good neighbor” activities that demonstrate the commitment of the utility and its employees to the community.
Nashville Electric Service was recognized for community contributions such as, participating in neighborhood improvement programs, educating adults and children through informative programs and partnerships, providing assistance to those less fortunate, and supporting economic development. Involvements include the Mayor’s Neighborhood Response Team, Project Pencil, various youth educational programs, Project Help, NES Speakers Bureau, and nationally recognized programs like Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, and the American Red Cross.
APPA is the Washington, D.C.-based service organization representing the nation’s more than 2,000 community- and state-owned public power systems. Since 1940, it has provided services to ensure reliable electricity at a reasonable price, promoted proper protection of the environment, and advanced the public policy interests of its members and their consumers.