ROCKY MOUNTAIN WATER MAY 2017 | 39 OF SPECIAL NOTE Tim Meloveck, PO (right) shakes hands with ABC’s 2016 Chair Mike Gosselin, PO, after receiving his pin and certificate during POWER Denver, January 19, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. PHOTO CREDIT: RYAN PAUL BUCK across the country during POWER pinning and certifying events, celebrations of POs that give their family, friends, fellow operators, and industry leaders the opportunity to recognize each PO’s achievements, congratulate them on earning the certification, and publicly thank them for service to their community. “I see communities benefiting from the PO program by just making better operators,” said Tim Meloveck, Utility Supervisor and Water/Distribution Operator of Responsible Charge for the Town of Carbondale, Colorado. “It’s all about trying to learn something every single day and making yourself better, and helping others do so as well.” Meloveck views education as a central part of his career and strives to earn as many certifications as he can. “More than anything, the Professional Operator designation gives me and my employer confidence that I can make the appropriate decisions when needed.” — Chris Kampmann System Operations Supervisor for the City of Longmont (Colorado) Public Works & Natural Resources Department “This PO certification is another tangible layer of proof to my commitment to excel in all aspects of utility operations,” Meloveck said. “I think it also helps to motivate my coworkers to study hard and always strive for more training and certifications.” Meloveck and fellow Colorado POs Craig Sheard and Ray Olson were honored during POWER Denver, held in conjunction with ABC’s Innovation in Certification Annual Conference in January 2016.
RMW - May 2017
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