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Tillamook PUD Selects McKenzie Main for 2019 College Work Program

The Tillamook PUD Board of Directors selected prospective college student McKenzie Main for the 2019 College Work Program at Tillamook PUD.

McKenzie is a Tillamook High School senior. Over the years, McKenzie has been involved in a range of extracurricular activities and has engaged in a number of community outreach endeavors.

McKenzie served as the Class of 2019 Co-Chair for the annual Tillamook High School Charity Drive, and has actively participated in the Tillamook High School Troubadours, Tillamook Concert and Chamber Choir, as well as serving on the Tillamook Choir Council. Mackenzie has been involved in a variety of Tillamook High School sports teams, which include volleyball, track and field, swim and dance.

McKenzie has experience working for a number of organizations including Pioneer Veterinary Hospital, Tillamook Air Museum and the Tillamook County Creamery Association. She also worked as an elementary school physical education instructor.

McKenzie’s commitment to helping others has guided her towards seeking a career in the medical field. She plans to attend Pacific University in the fall and work towards her Pre-Medicine degree.

Tillamook PUD has offered the College Work Program to Tillamook County students pursuing further education since 1965. Over the years, 58 students have been selected to participate in the program.

This year, the Board of Directors had the opportunity to interview five exceptional local High School students. During the selection process applicants are interviewed and then evaluated based upon several factors including academics, leadership abilities, and future goals.

Selected students work during summer and school breaks throughout the year. McKenzie will work for a term of four years. Jacob Straessle, a senior from Nestucca High School, was selected as an alternate for the 2019 year.


Tillamook PUD Implements New Board Document Technology

Tillamook PUD is now utilizing BoardDocs, a cloud-based technology, to organize and manage all of the documents associated with the Tillamook PUD Board meetings. BoardDocs provides the public with access to agenda items and other board-related information via the Tillamook PUD website. This allows interested parties to review information prior to meetings. All documents associated… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Board Awards 2019 Community Support Grants

Earlier this month, the Tillamook PUD Board of Directors selected 13 non-profit organizations from around Tillamook County to receive funding from the 2019 Tillamook PUD Community Support Grant program. Each year, the Board of Directors budget funds to go towards the Community Support Grant program. This year, a total of 28 grant applications were submitted,… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Crews Provide Mutual Assistance to Southern Willamette Valley Area

Tillamook, OR – March 22, 2019 –Tillamook PUD crews responded to assist  Consumers Power Inc. (CPI) and Emerald PUD (EPUD) with power restoration efforts after an aggressive winter storm swept through the Southern Willamette Valley region in late February.    The extreme winter weather and heavy snow knocked down trees and power lines, broke poles,… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Cautions Customers…Beware of Scams!

Tillamook PUD has received several reports today from local businesses and residents regarding scam activity taking place throughout our area. In many instances, victims have described the scam situation to be over the phone from a person claiming to be a Tillamook PUD Credit Representative. The person demands money from victims, threatening to turn off their… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Offers Community Grants in 2019

Tillamook PUD is offering a Community Support Grant program to local non-profit organizations with projects promoting economic growth and community livability in Tillamook County. Organizations interested in applying for a grant must complete and submit an application by February 22, 2019. Applications are evaluated by the PUD Board of Directors, with final project selection in… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Contractors Perform Inspection and Treatment of Wood Power Poles

August 3, 2018 – Tillamook PUD has contracted with Pacific Pole Inspection to perform detailed inspections and essential treatments to 2,200 wood power poles on the District’s system. This program enhances public safety, and reduces long-term operating costs and unanticipated power outages. The wood power poles being inspected are primarily located in the north Tillamook… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Board of Directors Actions – July 2018

There were several action items brought before the Board of Directors at the July 17, 2018, regular scheduled Tillamook PUD Board of Directors meeting. Among these items were the First Reading of Ordinance 1-18, “An Ordinance to Establish Certain Retail Rates (Green Power)”; a request for approval of Resolution Number 18-07-05, “A Resolution to Gain… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD ATC 20 and 45 Training

Tillamook PUD is hosting a seminar for ATC-20 Postearthquake Saftey Evaluation of Buildings (second edition) and ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods. The seminar training is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Carl Rawe Meeting room at the Tillamook PUD headquarters office.  The cost… Continue Reading