Pacific Power Receives Oregon Main Street Leadership Award

October 02, 2013

ASTORIA, Ore.—Forging partnerships to help main street businesses save energy and money while preserving historic buildings led to Pacific Power receiving the Oregon Main Street Leadership Award Oct. 2 during the organization’s annual conference.

Pacific Power was recognized for its leadership in developing and supporting the pilot Energy Efficiency on Main Street project, which reaches out to small businesses with education and incentives to install energy-saving measures. Pacific Power also was recognized for creating the newly published “Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency” guide.

“We are thrilled to present this award to Pacific Power,” says Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street coordinator. “The publication is a beautiful and educational tool that will be of use to communities in Oregon and has been shared with main street communities across the country.”

The Leadership Award recognizes key leaders who offer creative approaches to commercial district revitalization challenges. Individuals or organizations are recognized who have provided strong leadership, locally or statewide, through significant, lasting contributions made to commercial district revitalization and by inspiring actions that can be duplicated in other communities.

“Vital, healthy downtowns and neighborhoods enhance the quality of life of residents and visitors alike,” said Pat Egan, Pacific Power vice president of customer and community affairs, in accepting the award. “We share this recognition with Clatsop Community College, Clatsop Economic Development Resources, Oregon Main Street and the Energy Trust as partners with Pacific Power in this project. This is a true public/private partnership that benefits our customers and communities.”

The award presentation was a highlight of the Oregon Main Street Conference, a popular annual conference that brings together people with an interest in downtown revitalization. The conference is being held Oct. 2-4 in Astoria, a community that exemplifies the combination of historic preservation and energy efficiency. Approximately 200 are expected to attend from throughout Oregon and the nation.
“Pacific Power is pleased to have dozens of communities benefiting from the resources and expertise available through Oregon Main Street,” Egan added. “We thank Sheri Stuart for her vision and leadership in fostering a program that is perhaps the most inclusive program in the country in terms of communities implementing the main street approach.”

About Oregon Main Street
Oregon Main Street is administered by the State Historic Preservation Office, Heritage Programs, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about Oregon Main Street or the Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards, visit or contact Sheri Stuart at 503-986-0679 or

About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity providers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. Information about Pacific Power is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages.

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