Okaloosa Gas celebrates Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day with employee recognition

On Thursday, March 16th, Okaloosa Gas District celebrated Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day, recognizing their gas utility employees for their hard work and dedication.

  • This day was created by the APGA Marketing & Sales Committee in 2015 to give recognition all natural gas utility workers for their hard work and accomplishments.

“Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day is a time to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our employees who provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our customers,” said Gordon King, CEO of Okaloosa Gas. “We recognize the need for dependable and safe energy, and our employees work tirelessly to provide that service.”

The day was named after the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety. Safety is a crucial aspect of natural gas distribution, and employees of distribution companies strive to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible.

2023 Utility Worker of the Year, Steven Disher (Okaloosa Gas)

As part of the celebration, Okaloosa Gas recognized their 2023 Utility Worker of the Year, Steven Disher, along with their nominees and up-and-coming employees. The nominees for Utility Worker of the Year were:

  • Andrew Allen
  • Colby Biggs
  • Gavin Chunn
  • Eric Goforth
  • Donnie Josey
  • Wesley Josey
  • Chris Nixon
  • Stephen Thompson
  • Casey Winner

In addition to the nominees, Okaloosa Gas also recognized their up-and-coming employees, including:

  • Tim Burger
  • Chris Cumbie
  • Joshua Dockstader
  • Greg Hannah
  • Michael Pertuset
  • Alexander Rice

“Our employees are the backbone of our company, and we are proud to recognize their hard work and dedication on this special day,” said King. “We congratulate Steven Disher on being named Utility Worker of the Year and thank all of our employees for their commitment to providing safe and reliable energy to our customers.”

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