PEC receives 2017 Volunteer of the Year award from Marble Falls chamber of commerce

Regional operations supervisors recognized for their concern for community

Giving back to the community we serve is a matter of principle at PEC, and we’re pleased to have been named 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the Marble Falls chamber of commerce.

Nathan Burns presents award to Gilbert Valdez and Fritze Rhoades.
PEC Director of Regional Operations Nathan Burns (left) presents the 2017 Volunteer of the Year award to PEC regional operations supervisors Gilbert Valdez (middle) and Fritze Rhoades (right).

“[PEC] is an organization that not only proudly serves its members in the Marble Falls area but all over the Hill Country,” members of the chamber of commerce wrote. “They are a huge supporter of the Hill Country not only in words but in actions.”

PEC regional operations supervisors Fritze Rhoades and Gilbert Valdez, as well as Valdez’s crew, were specifically recognized for their help with the Walkway of Lights, which our Marble Falls lineworkers install for the holidays annually.

“Whether it’s putting up the lights or assigning crews to help, I’ve been involved with the Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls for 20 years,” Rhoades said. “It’s great to support our community and spread joy.”

Being from this area, Valdez says he volunteers to show his appreciation for the community, but the credit goes to his crew, too.

“I was surprised whenever my name was mentioned,” Valdez admits, “and I immediately thanked my guys for helping me achieve this award because I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. Anything the community needs from us, we’re here to help.”