Altus’ Janice Berryhill chosen for Meritorious Service Award

Altus’ Janice Berryhill chosen for a MESO Marvin Hicks – Al Middleton Meritorious Service Award


A Marvin Hicks – Al Middleton Meritorious Service Award was awarded to Janice Berryhill, Utility Services Director, City of Altus at the 2015 MESO Public Power Conference.

“Janice has been a tireless supporter of public power during her more than 20 years of service, which began in 1993 as a cashier,” said Tom Rider, MESO’s General Manager. “Over the years, Janice has proven her commitment to the citizens of Altus. She progressed through the ranks from cashier, to billing clerk to her current position.”

In describing her service, Rider said, “Janice uses her position to effectively work with customers on their bills and promote energy efficiency in the community. She instills in customers a pride in their local utility, explaining how electric sales benefit departments throughout the city, from police and fire to the parks. Her efforts were recognized by the City of Altus when she was selected as the Employee of the Year in 2002.

In recognition of her contribution to Altus Power, Altus Utilities, the City of Altus and Oklahoma’s Public Power community, Berryhill was recognized as a recipient of the Marvin Hicks – Al Middleton Meritorious Service Award.

“Janice’s continuing leadership and dedication to public power were significant in helping make Altus Power a standard in the industry,” Rider added. “With 21 years of service, she continues to educate, promote and serve the citizens, believing that the owners of the utility are her family.”

About Municipal Electric Services of Oklahoma (MESO): The Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma (MESO) is the state association of municipally owned electric utilities providing electric service to more than 400,000 residents in 63 communities across Oklahoma. MESO serves members by facilitating mutual aid efforts; advancing education and advocacy; and, delivering training and development programs. Members also have the benefit of an affiliated alcohol and drug testing service.