WSSC General Manager/CEO Recognized for “Outstanding Leadership” by Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – November 4, 2013: The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, this past Friday, honored WSSC General Manager and CEO, Jerry N. Johnson with its “Outstanding Leadership Award.”

Herman L. Taylor, Jr., a member of the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation Board of Directors nominated Johnson and presented him with the award at the kickoff of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Weekend in Annapolis.

“Success is never final,” says Taylor. “But, what [Johnson] has tried to do [at WSSC]… has been encouraging. There has been a culture change with a future of inclusion and pushing for opportunities for minority business and increased outreach.”

According to Taylor, nominees were selected based on community involvement and services rendered to the community.

“Diversity is just the way we do business at WSSC,” says Johnson. “I am proud of our record of inclusion and proud of our team. And it is gratifying that people are taking note of our efforts. And yes, there is more work ahead, but we continue to move in the right direction.”

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is an American political organization composed of African Americans elected to the Maryland General Assembly. Incorporated in 1970, the Caucus membership has grown from 17 to 44 and is one of the largest state legislative black caucuses in the country.

The Legislature advocates public policies that promote African American social, cultural and economic progress, statewide. In addition, the Caucus serves as a research study group to generate pertinent data in support of appropriate public policies.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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