GUCA Wins 2008 NUCA Chapter Excellence, PAC Awards

Fri June 12, 2009 - Southeast Edition
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The Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA) has been awarded three of the National Utility Contractors Association’s 2008 Chapter Awards of Excellence — William H. Clausen Award for Community Service, Annual Publications and Periodical Publications — as well as two NUCA/PAC awards. The presentation of the awards took place during NUCA’s annual Washington Summit/Spring Board & Committee Meetings, held May 18 to 20 at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, Va.

GUCA received the 2008 William H. Clausen Award for Community Service for its participation on the Fayette County Legacy Counseling Center project, which will provide space for offices, group and family counseling, medical assistance, referrals for employment, support groups and other services. The utility portion of the project was completed by GUCA member companies that donated time, labor and materials — Brent Scarbrough & Company Inc., Richard Harp Excavation Inc., Reynolds Inc., and Erosion Management Services. The approximate value of their combined contributions totaled more than $55,000.

GUCA also garnered the 2008 Chapter Award of Excellence in Annual Publications for its 2008-2009 Membership Directory — a four-color, handy-sized, spiral-bound notebook that contains essential industry information easily found in 10 tabbed sections. The directory is distributed to more than 1,000 industry professionals, including members, awarding authorities and government officials. GUCA also picked up a 2008 Chapter Award of Excellence for Periodical Publications. Starting in January 2008, GUCA’s Underground Connection magazine became a four-color monthly publication serving the information needs of its members with timely articles and updates on chapter events, pending legislation, safety training, legal news, community service project information and more.

Additionally, GUCA received two awards acknowledging the chapter’s efforts on behalf of the NUCA/PAC. The Leadership Award is presented to the NUCA chapter with the most President’s Club members for the year. A NUCA member needs to contribute at least $1,000 during the calendar year to be a member of one of the three President’s Club levels.

In 2008, GUCA won this award with 10 members in the President’s Club — Mark Accetturo, Alan Gravel, Charlie Murren, Brent Scarbrough, Jeff Steele, Keith Steen, Mitch Stephens, Charles Surasky, Judy Turpin and Maudine Wright. The Stewardship Award is presented to NUCA chapters with NUCA/PAC club contributions of at least $10,000. The GUCA achieved this milestone with total contributions of $10,825.

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