ORECA Executive Director Ted Case, left, was presented with Ruralite Services’ 2016 Communicator of the Year award by Ruralite Services’ CEO Michael Shepard in December.

Ruralite Services is pleased to announce Ted Case as its Communicator of the Year for 2016.

Case is the executive director of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association, based in Wilsonville, Oregon. Among his many responsibilities is providing content for Ruralite magazine, ORECA’s monthly publication for its members.

In selecting Case for the award, Ruralite editors cited his well-written, informative features on interesting topics and people; monthly thought-provoking columns; and genuine interest in serving ORECA members.

“Every month, I look forward to seeing who and what Ted is going to share with his readers,” said Ruralite Assistant Editor Jennifer Brown, who coordinates production of the magazine for ORECA. “His enthusiasm for writing is both obvious and contagious. He is committed to keeping his members informed and entertained.”

That commitment to use Ruralite magazine to inform ORECA members about the state’s people and policies earned Case the award.

Case has been at ORECA since 2008. See samples of his monthly column, Case in Point (PDF), read a selection of the features Case wrote last year (PDF), or learn more about his work on the ORECA website.