Western wins APPA 2011 Annual Report Contest award

Ingenuity and creativity in copy, design, financial data, graphics and communicating the agency’s special story earned Western the American Public Power Association’s Award of Merit for Western’s Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Report.

On Wednesday, Annual Report Project Manager Jennifer Neville accepted the award on behalf of Western during the APPA Customer Connections Conference in Savannah, Ga. “I feel honored that our efforts to support our customers and to communicate on a level that matches their style is being recognized,” Neville remarked. 

The APPA award is the first that Western’s annual reports have received. Neville believes that the report was selected due to its different visual look and style. “This is the first year that we have used a graphical, painted theme rather than photographs,” Neville explained. “Once we devised the theme, Roadmap for Renewable Energy, Graphical Designer, Grant Kuhn, came up with designs, and this one was the clear choice by Senior Managers.”

Read more on Western’s website.

17 Comments

  • By Orange County Real Estate, November 30, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Western was certainly innovative in their endeavors. Do you think that others will follow Western’s lead?

  • By Meiman, November 30, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    We certainly hope so!

  • By Event Entertainment, December 6, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    Western must be proud since this is the first award for them.

  • By Meiman, December 6, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    We are extremely proud. Thank you. A lot of hard work goes into the Annual Report from many people, and it’s great to receive outside recognition for their dedication.

  • By How to Make Money, December 10, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    This is certainly a prestigious award! Congrats Jennifer! That’s fantastic.

  • By How to Make Money, December 12, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    What a great job! I’ve always been impressed with companies that strive to perfect even the simplest things such as annual reports!

  • By P90X Workout Sheets, December 12, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    So now that this award is in hand, what is Western’s next goal for achievement?

  • By Jen, December 13, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Our goal? We’ll continue striving to make all our publications high-quality, customer-oriented and informative documents. As an agency, we want to continue serving our customers with cost-based federal hydropower.

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  • By Find A Friend For Free, January 26, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Keep it up,guys! Using graphical painted theme means being creative so the award is fully deserved. When I think that such creative people are taking care of environmental issues I feel protected.

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  • By Scott Tucker, July 12, 2012 @ 8:39 am

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  • By Jen, August 16, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    APPA is in the process of judging the reports for its 2012 contest. When fiscal year 2012 closes at the end of September, Western will begin to put together the next annual report. To see our most recent financials, visit our publications webpage.

  • By Meiman, August 17, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    Best place to find more information is here: http://www.publicpower.org/special/index.cfm?ItemNumber=9370

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