EPHRATA - Grant PUD and its employees received a national award for their efforts to give back to the community.
Grant PUD was recognized last month with the American Public Power Association’s 2018 Community Service Award. The national award honors exceptional commitment on behalf of utilities and employees to their communities. The associated presented the award at its national conference in Austin, Texas.
“The compassion and dedication of our employees is our biggest asset at Grant PUD,” said General Manager Kevin Nordt. “It’s humbling to receive a national award, but gratifying to know that a lot of hard work by a lot of caring people hasn’t gone unnoticed.”
Grant PUD’s community outreach includes fundraising for cancer care and treatment, support for Seattle Children’s Hospital, scholarships for students with an autistic sibling, school and library education programs about energy and salmon survival, support for water safety and the annual Archaeology Days.
“We commissioners have enjoyed enough VoltsWalker’s cancer-care fundraising luncheons, barbecue fundraisers and turns in the Grant PUD booth at the fair to know that this utility and its employees go the extra mile for this community,” said PUD Commission President Dale Walker. “We’re proud of them.”