Jerry Collins, president of Memphis, TN, LG & W for the past decade, has announced his intention to retire, effective Dec. 19.

Collins is a former TVPPA vice chairman and secretary/treasurer. He also sits on the Seven States Power Corp. Board of Directors.

“Working for MLGW and the City of Memphis has been a great experience,” Collins said. “However, after 30 years of public service it is now time for me to spend time with my family.

“I’d like to thank the 2,500-plus employees who I have enjoyed serving with to improve the quality of life for residents through the efficient and safe delivery of electricity, natural gas and water the last 10 years,” he added.

A Memphis native, Collins previously served as that city’s Public Works director. He also served as MLGW’s interim chief utility officer from June 2007 to that December, when he was named MLGW’s CEO.