A buzz of excitement was palpable throughout Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus as General Manager Ron Davis and his staff welcomed hundreds of residents to the utility's Centennial Celebration open house this past Saturday.
“It's a big deal,” said Jeanette Meyer, the utility's marketing manager, as the event began. “One hundred years is a huge milestone and we're very proud to welcome the community in to celebrate with us.”
That sense of pride ran like a thread, or, perhaps, as a more appropriate analogy, like a power line, from one utility worker to the next as they explained and demonstrated how they provide Burbank with the vital commodities of electricity and water.
“Burbank has always been a forward-thinking city when it comes to the generation and delivery of water and power,” said Joanne Fletcher, who serves as the utility's assistant general manager of customer service and marketing. “That was true 100 years ago and it remains true today. The innovations and investments that have been made by the city and [the utility] will assure that Burbank residents and businesses will continue to be well-served as we head into our next 100 years of service.”