OPALCO Web site wins national electric co-op award

Orcas Power & Light Cooperative received recognition in the 2010 “Spotlight on Excellence” national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

OPALCO received the top honor in their category – an Award of Excellence – for “Best Web site.” Suzanne Olson, Communication Specialist, worked with Portland design firm Synotac (www.synotac.com) to create the website, which was launched in 2009. A special luncheon honored the award recipients during the Connect 2010 Conference held in Kansas City, Mo. on May 12.

The annual Spotlight awards competition recognizes the top-rated communication and marketing efforts by electric cooperatives and related organizations. Electric cooperative communicators and marketing professionals submitted more than 804 entries in the Spotlight on Excellence program, now in its 22nd year. Faculty members from the University of Missouri – Columbia and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill judged the entries.

For more information, see www.opalco.com.