At the annual Northwest Communications & Energy Innovations Conference (NIC) in Marysville last week, Mason County PUD No. 1 was honored with three first place plaques and two second place nods at the Excellence in Communications contest, hosted by the Northwest Public Power Association. PUD 1 was recognized in the Group A (10,000 customers or less) category for their social media campaign, a special publication for water conservation, their new customer packets for their 2018 water systems acquisition, as well as The Connector newsletter and their strategic work plan. (Pictured right, Julie Gray (left) & Kristin Masteller)

“Our employees have really become our best communication assets. They help develop our messaging and have really stepped up, both in the office and out in the field, to consistently improve the way we communicate with our customers”, said Kristin Masteller, PUD 1’s general manager. “I especially want to thank Julie Gray for her work on our website and especially on our social media platforms, which earned a perfect score from the judges.”

The Excellence in Communication contest, which recognizes the top communication efforts from Northwest Public Power Association member utilities and associations, turned 26 years old this year and celebrated

another record-breaking year with 257 entries.