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40th anniversary

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To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we highlight ou​r most valuable resource: our people. 

blue background with WAPA's 40th logo and a clipart panda bear for the WAPA Haiku challenge              

WAPA shows pride in 5-7-5
In celebration of WAPA’s 40th anniversary, Public Affairs held a challeng​e to find the best WAPA haikus created by employees. Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line and five syllables in the third line.​

Employees submitted more than 140 entries during the challenge period, June 14 to July 14. The top 40 are showcased in WAPA’s Flickr album      and will be featured on Facebook and Twitter leading up to the organization’s next all-employee meeting, where the top three winners will be announced!

Take time to explore and read WAPA employees’ creative haikus​            . 

WAPA's 40th Anniversary header

The 40 People in 40 Weeks campaign is designed to reflect what WAPA’s em​ployees and its partners bring to the electric utility industry. From March 15 to Dec. 21, we will spotlight an employee, customer, business or congressional partner each week on WAPA’s social media accounts. The campaign reflects WAPA’s diversity, both inside and outside the organization. 


Employee: Environmental Protection Specialist Matthew Bilsbarrow, Oct. 18 

Employee: Biologist Michael Prowatzke​, Oct. 11

Employee: Acting Senior VP and CRSP MC Manager Steve Johnson, Oct. 4​

Employee: Electrical Engineer Lesley Berg​, Sept. 27 

Employee: Public Utilities Specialist Jennifer Henn, Sept. 20

Employee: Vice President of Transmission Services for CRSP, DSW and RMR Bob Easton, Sept. 13

CustomerMissouri River Energy Services CEO ​Tom Heller, Sept. 6

Employee: Foreman II Electrician Martin Wallette, Aug. 30​

Employee: Electric Power Training Center Manager​ Kyle Conroy, Aug. 22

Employee: Electrician John Eiler, Aug. 16

Employee: Maintenance Management Specialist Nancy Ruiz, Aug. 9

Employee: Public Utilities Specialist Parker Wicks, Aug. 2

Customer: Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District Manager​​ Elston K. Grubaugh, July 26

Employee: Supervisory Public Utilities Specialist Tanya Newman, July 19

Employee: Inventory Management Specialist Tom Borkowsk, July 12

Employee: Power System Dispatcher (Training Coordinator) Pete Miller, July 5

Employee: Graphic Illustrator Joel Klassen, June 28

Employee: Power System Dispatcher Brian Graybeal​, June 21

Retiree: Administrator​ Michael Hacskaylo, June 14​

Employee: Safety and Occupational Health Specialist Krystall Valencia, June 7

Employee: Electrical Engineer Robert Delizo​, ​May 31​

Retiree: Electrician Harvey Roepke, May 24

Employee: Public Utilities Specialist​ Chrystal Dean​, May 17

Employee: Safety and Occupational Health Manager Kevin Ripplinger, May 10​

Customer: General Manager Paul Hauser​​​, Trinity Public Utilities District, April 26

Employee: Asset Management Specialist Jeff Robertson, April 19​

Employee: Contract Specialist Tatiana Young, April 12​

Retiree: Supervisory Lineman Mike Fisher, April 4​​

Employee: Maintenance Management Specialist Dorothy Engdahl​, March 29

Employee: Electrician Mike Rumbaugh, March 22

Customer: Electric Line Crew Supervisor Jack Lindley​, Needles Public Utility Authority, March 15

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