Left to Right: Mr. Tim Haag, Ms. Glenna Taylor, Mr. Chuck Peterson, Mr. Kenny Lyons, Mr. Gabriel Brown, Mr. Elvin McCorvey

On Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) will present the “Protector of the Environment” (POE) Award to the Escambia County School Board’s cafeteria operations. This one of-a-kind initiative rewards local businesses and food service establishments (FSEs) that promote a positive safe working and clean eating environment through the ECUA’s Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) and Backflow Prevention Programs.

According to Escambia County School Board Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Shawn Dennis, "The District is honored to receive the Protector of the Environment award.  The recognition clearly illustrates the collective team effort of many departments within the District that are actively engaged in conscientious environmentally appropriate approaches to doing business.  We're proud to be a part of Escambia County's earth friendly team.”

Accepting the POE award will be Ms. Glenna Taylor, director of school food services and Mr. Chuck Peterson, director of maintenance services, on behalf of Escambia County School Board Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. The award will be presented by ECUA Board Chairman, Mr. Elvin McCorvey.

The POE Award recognizes organizations that train their employees on “best management practices,” participate in scheduled 90-day cleanliness inspections, have no FOG or  Backflow violations,  and no warnings within a one-year period.