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Belcher Honored with AMP DNA Award

Published on: 06/05/2020

Annual award recognizes outstanding employee

COLUMBUS, OH: Anthony (Tony) Belcher has been recognized as the American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) 2020 DNA Award recipient. Belcher is the operations and maintenance supervisor of the Belleville Hydroelectric Plant, and has been with the organization since 1998.

The annual award — sponsored by AMP’s President and CEO — was initiated in 2008 to recognize an employee who advances AMP’s vision and mission — “to be public power’s leader in wholesale energy supply and value-added Member services,” and “to provide Members with the benefits of scale and expertise in providing and managing energy services,” respectfully.

“Tony is a very dedicated employee who is highly focused on serving our members and helping to drive integrity, cooperation and the highest standards of safety,” stated Jolene Thompson, AMP President and CEO. “He truly exemplifies AMP’s core values and we are proud to have him as a member of the AMP team.”

Nominations for the award are submitted by staff in recognition of their fellow employees and include, not just the name of their peer, but the reasons why their nominee should receive the award.

During the awards presentation, Thompson noted that the nominations from Belcher’s colleagues show that he exemplifies all of the organization’s core values on a daily basis. His peers emphasized he goes above and beyond what is required in his role, is extremely dedicated to the organization, and regularly offers creative and innovative solutions to problems, while always keeping the safety of the team and the plant at the forefront of his decisions.

Belcher oversees the operations and management of the Belleville Hydroelectric Plant located near Belleville, West Virginia, southwest of Marietta, Ohio. Belcher joined AMP in 1998 as a member of the original crew that commissioned the Belleville Hydroelectric Plant and was promoted to his current position in 2012. He also served four years in the U.S. Navy as a gas turbine systems technician.

To accomplish its vision and mission, AMP employees must believe in, and demonstrate, the core values of the organization: cooperation, integrity, innovation, action-oriented, effective communication and member focused. These values serve as the organization’s “DNA” and are a critical foundation to its ability to succeed and serve member communities. The AMP DNA Award recognizes employees who best demonstrate the values/DNA of AMP as a way to highlight to both its staff and members the importance of the key organizational criteria it strives to meet.