Con Edison Media Relations
Englewood Man Wins
NEW YORK – Jerry Turner of Englewood, N.J., is a winner of Con Edison’s highest honor, the Living Our Values (LOV) award.
This recognition is given annually to Con Edison employees who exemplify the company’s values of service, teamwork, excellence, and concern for the quality of life in their community. Five other employees also were honored.
Among the reasons that Turner is being honored is his “outstanding commitment to customer service,” which is paramount for a company with 3.3 million electric customers. Turner is a transmission operations lead mechanic in Astoria, Queens where one of his many responsibilities is to respond to emergencies all over New York City, an area with 700 miles of underground cable. He also trains and mentors new employees focusing on safety, which is vital to Con Edison.
“Turner has shown the ability to put people in places where they can succeed, challenge them to explore their potential and to contribute to the greater good,” according to his LOV award citation.
Turner is a veteran employee with 42 years of service, joining the company right out of high school.
“One of the things that I enjoy most about the job is training. I draw immense satisfaction helping a new employee in the company reach the next level in their career,” said Turner. “When one of my students /coworkers passes a test, earns a promotion and takes the next step on the journey through the company, I feel immeasurable pride.”
Turner also makes time to volunteer, including creating a fund in memory of his co-worker Melvin Sheriff and serving as a little league baseball coach in Yonkers and as a youth basketball coach in the Bronx.
First presented in 1992, Con Edison created the “Living Our Values” award so that something intangible, such as an employee’s values and work ethic, could be transformed into something visible and concrete.