CRPUD One of Top 100 Nonprofits in Oregon

Deer Island, OR – October 17, 2022 – Columbia River PUD is proud to announce it earned a place on the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon list, compiled by Oregon Business Magazine.

“We are really honored to be receiving this recognition,” said PUD General Manager Michael Sykes. “At Columbia River PUD, we put a high value on collaboration, teamwork, and meeting the needs of our employees. We have learned that by working together, we can truly make a difference!”

CRPUD placed No. 30 among medium-sized organizations.

The list showcases organizations that have committed to best-in-class workplace practices and is based on scoring of surveys sent to the employees themselves. Employees were asked to rate their satisfaction with five features of the workplace: work environment, management and communication, mission and goals, career development and learning, and benefits and compensation.

Organizations are also independently scored based on the benefits they provide, as well as the percentage of employees who took the survey.

“We want to thank our employees for all of their valuable input as we continue to try to make the PUD a great place to work,” said PUD Human Resources Manager Sonia Wendelschafer.

The PUD was the only electric utility recognized on the list. This is the first year PUD employees participated in the anonymous survey.

View the list in its entirety.