COLUMBUS, OH: Tom Jones is the 2018 recipient of the AMP Seven Hats Award.
Jones serves as the executive borough secretary for the Borough of Berlin, a community of more than 2,200 in Somerset County, Pa. He first joined the Borough of Berlin in 2016, bringing 35 years of experience in the private sector in financial and senior executive management.
“Tom Jones exemplifies what this prestigious award signifies – a strong work ethic, dedication and expert project management skills,” said Marc Gerken, President/CEO of American Municipal Power, Inc. “I am pleased to present this honor to Tom and thank him for his service to public power.&rdquo
Jones performs his borough responsibilities with strong work ethic. Through his attention to detail and his project management expertise, Jones led the borough’s Interactive Distribution Generation (IDG) Project to completion, while securing approximately $200,000 in savings over the approved contracted installation price.
Borough of Berlin Mayor Joseph Krause noted that, “Jones’ ability is what got the IDG project done over what seemed to be insurmountable odds.”
As executive borough secretary, Jones manages the Berlin Municipal Electric System, the Public Works Department, the Refuse Collection System and is manager of the administrative staff and offices. The municipal electric system serves approximately 1,150 residential, commercial and industrial customers.
In addition to his borough responsibilities, Jones is involved in the community. Jones serves as vice president of the Somerset County Boroughs Association; serves on the Somerset County Tax Collection Committee; and acts as liaison for the Borough with residents, businesses, civil organizations, schools and other government entities.
The award was presented to Jones during the 2018 AMP/OMEA Annual Conference held in Cleveland Sept. 24 – 27.
The AMP Seven Hats Award — modeled after the American Public Power Association’s national 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 Tom
Jones (second from right) with the 2018 AMP Seven Hats Award
with family and friends in attendance.