The employees of Chelan PUD share a common determination to
make life better in the Wenatchee Valley. We're a family of
people who go to work everyday helping make a difference in our
community and the lives of others. It' fun to help other
people, and here's just some of the projects near and dear
Andrew York Lineman Rodeo
In 2000, Andrew York was struck by a drunk driver while working
as a journeyman lineman for Chelan PUD. To honor Andrew’s
memory, Chelan PUD, together with other local utilities and
supporters, created the Andrew York Lineman Rodeo and Memorial
Fund. Linemen from around the Northwest tested their skills at
the annual rodeo which was dedicated to increasing public
awareness about senseless deaths and injuries caused by
impaired driving and the dangers of not wearing seatbelts.
Proceeds from the 10 year event raised over $160,000 for the
memorial fund. Scholarships are open annually to graduating
seniors from any high school in Washington State active in drug
and alcohol abuse prevention or awareness. Applications and
scholarship information is available through the Community
Foundation of NCW at www.cfncw.org.
Chelan PUD employees and customers help low-income families pay
their electric bills by donating to our Helping Hand program.
Helping Hand funds are managed by the Chelan-Douglas Community
Community Foundation of NCW
Chelan PUD employees are able to support their community by signing up for a simple payroll deduction program supported by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, which allows them to direct their donations to hundreds of local nonprofits and scholarship funds. In 2021, PUD employees pledged over $36,500 in giving!
Make a Difference Day
America's largest day of doing good, Make a Difference Day,
is the fourth Saturday in October. On the nation's largest
single day of volunteerism, Chelan PUD employees join more than
3 million people who turn out to help thousands of others.
Relay for Life
Cancer touches many lives and Chelan PUD employees join in an
annual fun-filled overnight event to celebrate survivors and
raise money for research and other programs for the American
Cancer Society. Leading up to the event we host bake sales,
golf tournaments and other events to raise thousands of dollars
for this vital cause.
Holiday turkey drive
In honor of a former employee who started the practice of
providing holiday food baskets and a visit from Santa for needy
families, Chelan PUD continues the tradition by raising money
with a charity golf tournament and an annual appeal to
With clean, renewable hydropower as our primary product, Chelan
PUD takes its environmental stewardship responsibilities
seriously and is committed to sustainable operation.