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Columbus Light & Water receives national community service award

By meerna Jun11,2024

SAN DIEGO (press release) – Columbus Light & Water received the Sue Kelly Community Service Award from the American Public Power Association at the American Public Power Association National Conference in San Diego, California. The award recognizes “good neighbor” activities that demonstrate the commitment of a utility company and its employees to the community.

Columbus Light & Water is committed to not only providing quality service to its 13,000 customers, but also to supporting a vibrant community. Utility employees volunteer their time to initiatives like the Adopt-a-School program, which promotes STEM education and clean energy to more than 1,000 students.

Furthermore, the utility has created the ACTNow program, which provides internet access, digital devices and skills training to disadvantaged populations.

Through this program, CLW and its partners have provided over 850 hours of community service, training 240 people, many of whom are older adults.

“Our employees have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to our community through countless hours of service,” says Dr. Angela Verdell, CEO of Columbus Light & Water. “Receiving this award from the American Public Power Association highlights their hard work, and we are excited to continue supporting our employees’ role in building a vibrant and inclusive community.”

To help customers struggling financially, the utility also launched the CLW Share One program, which allows customers to transfer funds to other residents in the form of monthly bills, and in 2023, it partnered with TVA to donate $10,000 to Helping Hands, a program that assists clients with utility deposits and overdue bills.

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