For Immediate Release
Mays Landing, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric presented its inaugural Merit of Excellence Award for Commitment to Public Safety to Edward Conover Jr. in recognition of his outstanding leadership and service to pubic safety Thursday at the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference. Conover, Deputy Director for the Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management, is one of the founding members of the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association and served as its first president.
"Conover has been involved with the annual Emergency Preparedness Conference since its inception," said Tom Born, Atlantic City Electric Emergency Management Manager. "His vision, to create an event that would provide regional safety personnel the opportunity to learn network and share information, has come to fruition." The event has grown from less than 150 attendees nine years ago to almost 2,000 participants, sharing information and learning more about emergency preparedness.
Atlantic City Electric serves as a sponsor for the annual Emergency Preparedness Conference through its Emergency Services Partnership Program, which provides resources for safety initiatives, education, recruitment and retention activities and scholarship opportunities for police, fire, and emergency management officials.
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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 500,000 customers in southern New Jersey.