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Dalton Utilities Recognizes Annual Hero Honor Award Winner!


Dalton Utilities has announced Brandon Kerr is the Hero Honor award winner for 2023. The recognition program is in place to recognize team members who exceed expectations and most effectively deliver Dalton Utilities’ Promise, Mission, and Think SAFE (Safety, Awareness, Friendliness, and Efficiency) ideals. Fellow team members first nominate honorees, and those nominees subsequently go through a selection process by the DU You Committee, which is comprised of Dalton Utilities team members from all areas of the utility.


Brandon was nominated by two of his co-workers when he took it upon himself to create individualized manuals and procedures for each piece of equipment used in his work area with detailed instructions. This extra step has greatly benefited the department and the utility.


Brandon was selected as the 2023 Hero Honor recipient because he embodies Dalton Utilities’ Promise, Mission, and Think SAFE ideals. He has gained exceptional knowledge in his 12 years with Dalton Utilities, which he now shares with his co-workers.


If you speak with Brandon’s fellow team members, you will hear the same thing echoed: Brandon goes above and beyond to offer help and guidance. He genuinely wants everyone to succeed and to be safe.


“It is an honor and a pleasure to recognize Brandon Kerr as our Hero Honor award winner for 2023,” said John Thomas, CEO of Dalton Utilities. “Brandon portrays a servant leader’s heart, and we are proud to recognize him as Dalton Utilities’ Hero Honor recipient for 2023.