2016

December

Bill Edwards

Bill Edwards 30 Years

Bill Edwards, Water Resources Engineering Assistant II, recently celebrated 30 years of service with GUC. He oversees new...

Energy Services Officer Dan Oglesby recently retired after 20 years of service with Greenville Utilities. Dan performed energy surveys that gave helpful, reliable, money-saving information to our residential and commercial customers. He checked things like insulation, caulking, weather-stripping...

After 28 years of working with Greenville Utilities, Claims Administrator Kimber Seachris met an important goal that was instilled in her by her mother. "I've always had a goal of retiring at a young age, so I took my mother's advice and began working in a state job at 19," she said.

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There were no caps and gowns at this graduation, but there sure were a lot of happy faces. Greenville Utilities' new iLead program had a successful wrap-up with a recognition ceremony for the first class of 16 graduates during the December Board of Commissioners meeting. iLead is an internal...

Greenville Utilities has long been a leader in environmental stewardship in Eastern North Carolina. The Tar-Pamlico Basin Association recently recognized GUC for that, along with 25 years of active involvement in the Association, during its 25th Anniversary Celebration. GUC's former...

Part-Time Trainer Lou Jean Manning recently celebrated her retirement after 13 years of service at GUC. She's looking forward to spending more time at home with her family.

"I want to just enjoy life," said Lou Jean. In addition to riding her bike and working in the yard, Lou Jean said she...

Rock Springs Center was the setting for our holiday party on December 9th. Attendees enjoyed dinner, a DJ, and dancing. Best of all, it was an opportunity to relax and enjoy a good time with friends. Catching up with retirees was also fun!

Thank you to the following Human Resources...

We continued our tradition of participating in the Greenville Jaycee's Christmas Parade on December 10th. This year was a first for Greenville — it was held at night, so the parade was filled with festive, twinkling lights. To top it off, GUC came in second place for best commercial float!...

Public Information was busy the first two weeks of December capturing photos of decorations, Santa's visit, and the holiday party. Along the way, we discovered some departments taking on their own holiday fundraising projects.

The Electric Department held its annual oyster roast on...

For 10 years now, GUC employees and their families have enjoyed our annual visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. This year, Santa came by on December 4th so that children could share their wish lists with him and get their picture taken; and, of course, enjoy milk and cookies!

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November

Master Mechanic Simon Stroud may be the new kid on the block, but when he talks about his life at GUC, it's obvious that he's not only adjusting well, he's thriving.

Although Simon lived in Raleigh for six years, he grew up in Newtown, Connecticut where he attended the University of...

George Darden 20 Years

George Darden recently celebrated 20 years of service with GUC. He is a Systems Dispatcher II at Station 1 and handles everything from outages to...

Despite the many obstacles from Hurricane Matthew in October, the 2016 Greenville Utilities Softball Team managed to bring home first place in the post season tournament and placed third overall in their division (Greenville Recreation and Parks Adult Fall Softball League - B Division). ...

GUC's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) staff received a prestigious award this month, the Eastern Region WWTP Operations & Maintenance Excellence Award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Water Works Association - Water Environment Association (NC AWWA-WEA).  NC AWWA-WEA...

Employees gathered in the Electric / Water Resources Maintenance Building on Tuesday, November 22, for one of two All-Employee Luncheons. The GUC Board and Management Team wanted to thank all employees for their hard work and dedication during and after Hurricane Matthew.

"I hope I don't...

Archie Biggs, Gas Service Worker Senior, (pictured above receiving his retirement plaque from Anthony Miller, Director of Gas Systems) recently retired after 38 years of service with Greenville Utilities. Archie performed natural gas leak surveys, new service cut-ons, and was part of...

Open enrollment for Greenville Utilities benefits will come to a close on November 30th, so be sure to visit MyGUC.com if you have not done so already. A...

GUC Hosts Energy Code Workshop

Greenville Utilities Energy Services hosted the NC Residential Energy Code Essentials Workshop on November 18th at the Hilton in Greenville. The workshop was held in partnership with Appalachian State University (ASU) and the North...

Greenville Utilities celebrated Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week October 2 - 8, 2016. These annual events give GUC a chance to celebrate all of the advantages that we, as a locally owned and operated utility, provide our community.

We shared the many benefits of being a public...

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