Nominate Local Heroes for the Third Annual #WhoPowersYou Contest
DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), in partnership with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, is pleased to announce the third annual #WhoPowersYou Contest, honoring local heroes. It’s a chance for LPEA members and employees to nominate someone who’s making a difference in our community, and an opportunity to celebrate the power of human connections. In addition to being nationally recognized, nominees can win up to $5,000 for the cause they champion.
To nominate a local hero, members and employees can go to www.whopowersyou.com and submit their nominee’s name, photo and a brief description of how they make a difference in our community. Nominations open on Oct. 1 and must be submitted by midnight on Nov. 4. Only members of Touchstone Energy Cooperative, including those in La Plata Electric Association, are eligible to be nominated.
Winners will be announced in December. An independent panel of judges will select winners based upon the positive impact they make on the community, creativity of the entry and the number of votes they receive.
Prize money totaling $9,000 will be awarded to the following winners:
Grand Prize Winner: $5,000
Second Place: $2,000
Third Place: $1,500
Honorable Mention: $500
La Plata Electric Association and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives launched the #WhoPowersYou Contest is 2016 to honor people making a powerful impact in their community.
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives is a nationwide alliance of more than 730 consumer-owned electric cooperatives dedicated to serving their members and communities with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day.
LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 consumer-members, with in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible.