President of Transitions-Mental Health Association board gets award

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has awarded Transitions-Mental Health Association board President James T. Haas with his third Frederick W. Mielke Jr. Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Established by the company in 1986, the award recognizes and honors PG&E employees whose volunteer efforts have made a significant impact in the communities where they live and work, according to a news release.

Haas, an industrial power engineer with PG&E, was chosen for his “on-going perseverance to provide permanent housing to those disabled by mental illness,” according to the release.

Mielke award winners are given a trophy and a $5,000 grant to the nonprofit organization for which they volunteer.