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Stallard Honored with National Leadership Award

Published on: 06/22/2021

Columbus, OH: Tim Stallard, village administrator and water/wastewater supervisor for the Village of Lucas, is a 2021 recipient of the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award. Stallard was presented with the award on June 22 during the APPA National Conference.

Stallard is the 2020 recipient of the American Municipal Power (AMP) Seven Hats Award, which recognizes utility managers who serve communities of less than 2,500 meters and whose management duties extend well beyond the scope of a manager in a larger system. He has served the Village of Lucas, a small community in Richland County, Ohio, for more than 27 years.

“Tim Stallard is exactly the type of public power leader that the Seven Hats Award was created to celebrate,” said Jolene Thompson, AMP President/CEO. “He is a passionate and dedicated public servant who has spent his entire career giving back to the community. Tim is very deserving of this award and recognition.”

Stallard has been instrumental in the planning and design process of a number of village improvement projects. Recently, Stallard oversaw the installation of sidewalks in the village — improving safety for residents.

“Tim Stallard is a tireless worker who always has the best interests of the residents of the Village of Lucas in mind,” said Village of Lucas Mayor Todd Hall. “I have met no one who possesses a deeper love for the village and the entire Lucas community than Mr. Stallard.”

The Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award recognizes managers of small utilities serving fewer than 2,500 meters who have a small staff and must assume multiple roles.

The APPA is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 49 million Americans.

View the official APPA news release here.