Umatilla Electric Receives Two National Communications Awards

UEC’s public relations team was awarded two “Spotlight on Excellence” awards by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The Spotlight on Excellence Awards program recognizes a body of outstanding work produced by electric cooperative communication and marketing professionals from across the country. Of 18 categories, Umatilla Electric won two in their classification. Submissions are judged by a panel of judges in marketing and communications professions.

“We are thrilled to bring home two gold awards from the NRECA,” says Jodie Thomas, Interim Public Relations Supervisor at Umatilla Electric. “We strive to tell the story of our cooperative and it’s an honor to have our materials recognized nationally.”

UEC’s Public Relations team has seven members that work collectively to support communications for the co-op.

Weston Putman, Manager of the department shared, “Our goal is to put the needs of our members first and share with our member-owners what their cooperative is working on. I am very proud of the team and am excited for them to accept these awards at the upcoming CONNECT Conference in May.”