This month, utility features focused on supporting the communities they serve. For Wasco Electric in Oregon, Traci Brock shared how local utilities host electrical safety demonstrations for school children (PDF). For Marlboro Electric in South Carolina, Jodi Helmer spotlighted a garden club with a mission to beautify their community (PDF). For Douglas Electric, Craig Reed highlighted how local granges are bringing rural communities together (PDF) for social events and community service projects. Anne Herman shared how a famous hotel helps longtime tenants and travelers (PDF) alike for Tanner Electric in Washington. For Midstate Electric in Oregon, Scott Laird highlighted a rotary club dedicated to supporting their community (PDF), from fundraising to tree planting. Inspire your readers to get involved in their community with engaging stories.
In April, several utilities shared cooperative news and tips to help members stay informed and save money. In Oregon, Craig Reed explained which rebates and loans are available to Blachly-Lane members (PDF) for weatherizing homes. For Oregon Trail Electric, Joseph Hathaway reminded readers to act safely around electricity this spring (PDF). Jennifer Paton explained how to understand monthly electric bills (PDF) for Alaska Village Electric members. In Florida, Escambia River Electric reminded readers how to conserve water and prevent pollution (PDF). From safety tips to conservation tricks, members appreciate ways to lower utility bills.
The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly changed our lives and several utility manager pages updated members on utility operations. In Idaho, Clearwater Power detailed steps to protecting the health and safety of their community (PDF). Umatilla Electric Cooperative explained changes to their upcoming Annual Meeting amid gathering restrictions (PDF). In Alaska, Golden Valley Electric Association reassured members that they’ll keep the lights on (PDF). The manager’s message can be a powerful communication tool, especially during troubling times.
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