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Meet Allison Phillips

Plat Development Office Support Specialist
Employee of the Month for March

Employee of the Month

Allison Phillips, our Employee of the Month for March, holds a special place among honored PUD employees.

Every Employee of the Month nomination includes kudos and actions that demonstrate the employee’s excellence. But Allison’s nomination is the first ever to feature a cheer! It goes a little something like this:

Give me an
A for amazing!
L for loyal!
L for likeable!
I for industrious!
S for savvy!
O for open-minded!

“We run like a well-oiled machine thanks to Allison,” said Senior Designer Stephanie Elwin.

 “Allison is so deserving of this recognition,” added Plats Construction Scheduling Dispatch Manager Chelsea Holte. “It was only a matter of time.”

Allison joined the PUD in February 2018 as an Office Support Specialist III for the Plat Department. 

“Allison is always willing to help with any task,” said Stephanie. “She truly cares about our team and the quality of work that comes from our group.”

When something needs to be done, you can count on Allison. She never hesitates to head to the lobby to meet developers seeking assistance from the Plats team. She serves as an admin for several Snoweb sites including Plat Development, Construction Scheduling & Dispatch, and the robust new Storm Center. She also maintains spreadsheets vital to her team’s success.

“The spreadsheets we refer to on a daily basis are always up-to-date,” said Stephanie. “Allison is always up-to-the-second on the status of our contracts, monies pending/being collected and much more.”

“I never have to send things back or ask for a redo – efficiency! Allison is a gem,” said Chelsea.

As you’d expect of someone flourishing in a department that would write one of its own a cheer, Allison is celebrated for her sense of humor and sparkling personality.

“Allison is genuine and funny,” said Stephanie. Chelsea added that she was also, “humorous, yet professional. Allison greets everyone with a warm, very sincere smile.”

In lighthearted praise, another co-worker had an example of Allison’s care for her team. “Allison is tops for purchasing new rubber bands. This kept us from having old ones breaking and flying around the office hitting things or hanging from light fixtures. This made it safer for employees around the office and easier for custodial crews.”

They followed it up with something more heartfelt: “Allison is always available and helpful to employees and customers. She takes our ideas and puts them into action.”

Allison’s exceptional efforts have led her to an exciting month. Not only is she our Employee of the Month for March, Allison is also transitioning to an exciting new role as Executive Assistant for Distribution and Energy Services.

Congratulations, Allison. Your exceptional work ethic and attention to detail have made life better for your team and our customers. Your sense of humor has brightened many a day. And your team spirit – the cheer spells it out and says it all! Thank you for your excellence.

Recent Awards

  • Hydropower Award (2019)
    The National Hydropower Association (NHA) honored the PUD as one of its 2019 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters for Operational Excellence. The national award recognizes the PUD's recently completed Water Temperature Conditioning Project at Culmback Dam, designed to improve the habitat for salmon and other aquatic life in the Sultan River downstream of the Spada Lake Reservoir
  • Hydropower Award (2017)
    The National Hydropower Association honored the PUD with a 2017 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters award for its success in providing access to additional fish habitat in the Sultan River Basin, site of the PUD’s Jackson Hydroelectric Project. In late 2016, the PUD opened up six miles of additional fish habitat on the Sultan River by modifying a diversion dam on the upper reach of the river. Within weeks of the project’s completion, coho salmon were detected upstream – for the first time in nearly 100 years!

To see more awards, click here.