NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville Electric Service (NES) was recently awarded the 2003 Community Service Award from the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association (TMEPA). This award is given to a utility whose activities within the community help to improve the social, cultural, educational or economic environment of the community.
During 2003, NES participated in Partnership 2010, worked with and supported the efforts of the Tennessee Minority Business Center, the Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Police Department’s Night Out Against Crime, and the Mayor’s Back to School Festival.
Last year, employees built NES’ fifth Habitat for Humanity house; continued their support of the Glenn Enhanced Option Elementary School through NES’ Project PENCIL partnership; donated blood to the American Red Cross through at-work blood drives; gave over $175,000 to NES’ Combined Needs Appeal which supports the United Way, Community Health Charities, and Community Shares; and participated in walk-a-thon’s sponsored by the American Heart Association, Tennessee Prevent Blindness and the March of Dimes.
“This award really goes to our employees,” stated Don Kohanski, NES President & CEO. “While our main job at NES is to provide quality, reliable service to our customers, we also want to be a good community citizen. The willingness of our employees to give of their time and talent after normal work hours enabled us to participate in many worthwhile projects and events which had real impact on many people within our community. I appreciate their efforts very much.”