Forty-two public power electric utilities and utility organizations earned Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards from the American Public Power Association. The awards were presented during APPA’s virtual Customer Connections Conference (October 27-28).

The annual awards recognize excellence in communications. The entries are judged in three categories: print/digital, web/social media, and video. Awards were given to those that showed ingenuity and creativity in telling their stories through outstanding copy, design, financial data presentation, graphics, social media engagement, video editing, and web layout and interactivity.

This year’s awards were judged by Leigh McGuire, Director of Marketing and Communications at The Monitoring Association; Kesha Willis, Director of PR and Communications at the Society of Breast Imaging; and Gary Hunt, Communication Director at The Ohio Society of CPAs.

The winners are:

Class D: Gross revenues of less than $75 million


  • Award of Excellence – California Municipal Utilities Association
  • Award of Excellence – Conway Corporation
  • Award of Excellence – City of Garden City, Kansas
  • Award of Excellence – Mason County PUD 3
  • Award of Merit – City of Banning, California
  • Award of Merit – Elk River Public Utility District
  • Award of Merit – Mason County PUD No. 1

Congratulations Garden City!