The Roger Earl Meier Foundation awarded its first scholarship earlier this month to a young man taking his first steps into the high-voltage trades.
Brent Bruckelmyer was presented with a $1,000 check on Friday, Jan. 4 at the Clark Public Utilities Operations Center to warm applause from many of Roger’s surviving friends, co-workers and family. Brent currently works for DJ’s Electrical. He recently completed the VOLTA Program, an entry-level training course for job placement in the outside line industry. The scholarship he will help him cover the costs associated with the training program.
Although he passed away several years ago, Roger’s legacy lives on, both within the utility and the community.
To honor Roger’s legacy, the foundation plans to give out many more scholarships in the future. The funds will go to local students in need assistance covering the costs associated with training as they enter the outside line profession.
Roger worked at the utility for more than 30 years. Throughout his time with us he exemplified this organization’s principles through hard work, dedication to his fellow employees and crew members, and a strong commitment to service.
Within the utility, Roger is remembered daily through the 761- No Bad Days motto, which is proudly displayed on hard hats, truck bumpers, photographs, and in the everyday interactions between our crews, our customers and our peers.