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Meaghan Vibbert
Public Information Officer
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News Release - 12/22/2005

Washington PUD Association Awards Douglas PUD Employee

Spokane, Wash.- Ray (Mac) McGregor received the William T. Elmgren Public ServiceAward at the Washington PUD Association Annual Meeting. This award recognizes a PUD employee who has made outstanding contributions to his or her utility and community. The award is named after the former Clark County PUD commissioner who gave more than 50 years of public service.

McGregor volunteers his time with Serve Wenatchee Valley and his church, providing basics needs and a hand-up to the less fortunate. He established a bike ministry to provide refurbished donated bicycles to people to get to work.

The National Utilities Training Site was formed with the instrumental expertise of McGregor and he also served on the board of the fl edgling training facility in Richland. Now called NUTEC, the facility provides utility training that enhances worker safety, productivity and job satisfaction.

McGregor has been with Douglas PUD for over 27 years and is the Distribution Operations Supervisor.

WPUDA represents not-for-profit, community owned PUDs in 27 Washington counties that bring electricity, water, wastewater services and wholesale telecommunications to 1.7 million Washington State residents. www.wpuda.org