COLUMBUS, OH: Bruce Metz, village administrator for the Village of Jackson Center, is the 2017 recipient of the AMP Seven Hats Award.
Metz has occupied his current position as village administrator for five years, but has served the village for nearly 40 years after joining as a member of the streets department. He is involved in all areas of the village and community – he has served in the streets and water and wastewater departments and frequently visits job sites to check on progress. He also actively participates in monthly safety meetings and quarterly electric-specific training activities.
In the community, Metz assists the basketball programs at the Jackson Center middle and high schools, and has served as a volunteer firefighter for the past 24 years – including eight years as chief of the fire department. Jackson Center Mayor Scott Klopfenstein noted, “Metz has a contagious work ethic that shows people to not only work hard, but to have fun doing it.”
The AMP Seven Hats Award was initiated in 1984 to recognize utility managers who serve smaller communities of less than 2,500 meters, and whose management duties extend well beyond the scope of a manager in a larger system. Award winners show skill in seven areas: planning and design, administration, public relations, field supervision, accounting, personnel or employee direction, and community leadership.
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AMP President and CEO Marc Gerken (right) presents Bruce
Metz with the 2017 AMP Seven Hats Award at the AMP/OMEA
Conference on Sept. 27.