Mohave Electric Public Affairs Wins 2 Awards

Bullhead City, AZ – The Mohave Electric Cooperative Public Affairs department recently won two Spotlight on Excellence Awards in a national competition conducted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

NRECA is a national association of more than 800 Electric Cooperatives around the country with a mission of promoting, supporting, and protecting the community and business interests of electric cooperatives.

The team won a silver award in Best Series of News Stories. They also won a silver award for the Best Total Communications Program.

The “Best Series of News Stories” is for external, internal or industry stories focusing on an ongoing or related news narrative. There must be at least three separate stories in the series to qualify. Syndicated, borrowed, or reprinted material is not eligible, nor are pieces written by freelancers, consultants or agencies.

For the “Best Total Communications Program”, NRECA was looking for either a short-term campaign or long-term program designed to inform, educate and/or persuade, or designed to promote or seek to obtain an action or consent on a thought, concept or idea through specific objectives, budget and results.

“One of the main goals of the Public Affairs department is to inform our members of upcoming MEC events, programs or situations that could potentially impact them,” said Allison Ellingson, MEC Chief Communications Officer. “I am very proud of my team’s work in creating and disseminating information, and I am especially proud that the work we do is being recognized and appreciated by NRECA.”

Ellingson leads the team with Heather Foreman and John Pynakker as her Public Affairs Coordinators.

“I’m very proud of our Public Affairs team for this awesome accomplishment,” said Tyler Carlson MEC CEO. “I have known about the talent this team has and I’m glad that the rest of the co-ops around the country have now had the opportunity to see what they can do. I’d like to publicly congratulate Allison and her team for their awards.”

According to NRECA, the Spotlight on Excellence awards program “recognizes a body of outstanding work produced by electric cooperative communication and marketing professionals from around the country.”

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east.