EVMWD’s communication efforts recognized by statewide association

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District officials receive two statewide honors at the 2019 California Association of Public Information Officials, including from left, board directors Phil Williams, Harvey R. Ryan, Darcy M. Burke and Jared K. McBride, employees Christina Henry, Haley Munson, Bonnie Woodrome, Jacob Shiba and board president Andy Morris. Courtesy photo

LAKE ELSINORE – Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District was recently recognized with two statewide honors at the 2019 California Association of Public Information Officials’ Excellence in Public Information Communications Awards.

EVMWD received the highest honor, the EPIC, for its relaunch of its Instagram social media platform, which focuses on water efficiency as a California lifestyle, through simple and effective water wise choices outdoors. EVMWD was also given an Award of Distinction for its Variable Sewer Outreach Plan, which communicated the change in the sewer rate structure for EVMWD customers.

“We are proud to be honored amongst communication professionals from across the state,” Andy Morris, president of the EVMWD board of directors, said. “Both awards highlight EVMWD’s dedication to keeping our customers informed and engaged.”

CAPIO is an organization of public communication professionals across California working to keep the public informed and connected to government. This year a record number of competitive entries were received from across the state.

EVMWD provides service to more than 155,000 water and wastewater customers in a 97-square mile area in western Riverside County. The district is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Visit the EVMWD website at www.evmwd.com for additional information.

Submitted by Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District.