Oakdale Electric Cooperative wins statewide magazine awards
Oakdale Electric Cooperative recently won two awards of excellence for presentation of local news in the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News, the voice of the state’s rural electric cooperatives. The awards were presented at Electric Communicator’s Conference in La Crosse on August 25. Deana Protz, public relations & communications specialist at Oakdale Electric Cooperative, is the editor of the co-op’s local pages within the magazine.
Oakdale Electric Cooperative’s magazine pages were adjudged to have been the best overall in the category of Human Interest. The co-op also earned an Honorable Mention in the category of Photography.
Founded in 1940, the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News focuses on statewide issues that affect electric cooperatives, promoting the general welfare of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives, their member-owners, and the areas they serve. Nineteen electric cooperatives throughout the state are responsible for their own local sections within the magazine, which reaches 152,000 mailboxes each month.
Photo cutline: Deana Protz (right), public relations & communications specialist at Oakdale Electric Cooperative, was presented with a Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News (WECN) award by WECN Editor Dana Kelroy at the statewide Electric Communicator’s Conference in La Crosse August 25.