Mason County PUD No. 3 took two first place awards in its utility class in the recently announced Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) Excellence in Communication awards. The awards were announced September 18. (The class includes utilities with 25,000 – 49,999 customers.)
The PUD 3 awards were for its 2010 annual report and brochures used to promote the PUD’s “Project Share” program. The Project Share brochure received a perfect score for its design. Of the 79 entries in the entire competition that received awards, only eight were deemed “perfect.”
Now in its 19th year, the Excellence in Communication contest recognized the top communication efforts of member utilities from throughout NWPPA’s service territory, which includes eight western states and two Canadian provinces. This year, NWPPA received nearly 160 entries from 37 different utility and association members.
In addition to the NWPPA award, PUD 3 won its seventh consecutive Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting this year for its 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.
Mason County PUD No. 3 is a locally controlled public utility that provides electricity to nearly 33,000 customers in most of Mason County and small portions of Kitsap and Grays Harbor Counties. PUD 3 also provides wholesale telecommunications services through a fiber optic network.