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Tillamook PUD Selects Austin Weeks and Tanner Guillory for the 2018 Employment for Education Program

The Tillamook PUD Board of Directors has selected two students for the 2018 Tillamook PUD Employment for Education program, Austin Weeks and Tanner Guillory.  

Austin is a Tillamook High School senior and is involved in a range of school and community activities. Some of Austin’s volunteer work includes: assistant coaching little league baseball and Mook Mat Club wrestling, helping the Tillamook High School Science Department with environmental clean-up projects and educational opportunities for youth, and giving his time to Canned Food and Blood drives. He participates in several sports including wrestling, football, golf, track, and cross-country. Austin has shown his leadership capabilities through his past student government roles and is currently the Associated Student Body Vice President at Tillamook High School. He also displays a strong commitment to academics through his involvement with science research projects and the Oregon Math Invitational Tournament. Austin plans to attend UC Berkeley or Oregon State University to pursue a degree in Material Engineering.  

Tanner is a senior student at Neah-Kah-Nie High School. Tanner is active in the local community and in school clubs, performing a variety of tasks and assisting where needed. Tanner’s volunteer endeavors include collaborating with the City of Rockaway Beach on a variety of civic service projects, such as helping local veterans repair their homes, cleaning and organizing storage buildings, and assisting with city holiday decorating. At school, Tanner is active in the LEO Club and takes part in school fundraising activities. Tanner plans to attend a two-year technical program and work towards his future aspiration of becoming a Journeyman Lineman.

Tillamook PUD has offered the Employment for Education program to Tillamook County students pursuing further education since 1965. This year, the Board of Directors interviewed six extraordinary applicants from a variety of locations throughout Tillamook County. Selection is determined after an interview and evaluation process that considers several factors including academics, leadership abilities, and future goals.      

Selected students work during summer and school breaks throughout the year. Austin will work for a term of four years and Tanner will work for a term of two years. Kalista Paladeni, a senior at Tillamook High School, was selected as an alternate for the 2018 year.

Austin Weeks



Tanner Guillory



Tillamook PUD Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

  Tillamook, OR, May 4, 2018- Tillamook People’s Utility District has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® diamond designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Neil James, Manager of Distribution Operations at ‎Santee Cooper, South Carolina and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Board Awards 2018 Community Grants

The Tillamook PUD Board of Directors recently awarded 13 non-profit organizations in Tillamook County funding through the 2018 Tillamook PUD Community Support Grant Program. Organizations receiving awards for their community projects are the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, for new lighting; Camp Makuala, to update camp electrical needs and for LED lighting; Meals for Seniors, Inc.,… Continue Reading

Beware of Phone Scams!

Tillamook PUD has received recent reports of phone scams occurring in our service area, directed towards our local utility customers. Phone scam callers attempt to convince their targets to provide personal debit and credit card information, stating there is a past due balance and power will be disconnected unless an immediate payment is made. If… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Employment for Education Program Applications Available Now

Tillamook PUD is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Employment for Education Program. The program is a great opportunity for full-time college students to work at the PUD during their school breaks, a minimum of 14 weeks per year. The selected student begins working after high school graduation, doing a variety of tasks such as… Continue Reading

New Year, New Electrical Billing Statement

Tillamook PUD is kicking off the new year with a new look to our electrical billing statements. Beginning this month, January 2018, customers will receive a fresh new looking electrical bill and an enclosed printed tutorial explaining the new format. The billing statement has a simplified look, and contains all the vital account information you… Continue Reading

Tillamook PUD Offers Community Grants for 2018

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 23, 2018. Applications are evaluated by the PUD Board of Directors, with final project selection in… Continue Reading

Beware of Phone Scams

Beware of Phone Scams

Recently, there have several been reports of phone scams aimed at local utility customers. Callers attempt to convince their targets to provide personal debit and credit card information, stating there is a past due balance and power will be disconnected unless an immediate payment is made. With this information, the scammer can ring up enormous… Continue Reading

PUD Customer Rates Remain Stable through 2017-2018 Winter

During the Tuesday, July 18 special Board Workshop focused on customer rates, the Tillamook PUD Board of Directors made a decision to postpone any rate actions until after the 2017-2018 winter season.    This decision has come after the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) announced in June that they will raise their power rates by 5.5… Continue Reading