Congratulations to Bryan Baxter, who received the 2019 Morrison Award! OUNC awarded Bryan during a heartfelt ceremony attended by Jarrod Morrison’s family and established members of the PGE community who knew and worked with Jarrod during his career.
Bryan Baxter has been a leader in Oregon damage prevention for more than a decade. His creative ideas and respected passion aided in the delivery of the 811 message statewide. Even after moving from the damage prevention department at NW Natural, Bryan continued to work closely with the councils he had supported for so long. His efforts as an ambassador of Oregon 811 continue to influence new industry members and will for some time.
Oregon 811 representatives attended One Call Concepts Users Group Conference. This year held in Portland Oregon at The Nines Hotel.
Over 135 kids participated and proudly hung their drawings on our 811 trailer.
We want to thank our volunteers from NW Natural who helped us at our 811 booth while thousands of attendees stopped by our booth.
Oregon Utility Notification Center / OUNC was a proud sponsor of this years Starlight Parade on June 1st.
There was 325,000 spectators that lined the streets of downtown Portland to watch the second-largest illuminated parade in the Northwest. We were able to share the 811 message to a very large audience!
A huge thank you to One Call Concepts, Inc. and 811 On The Road for bringing the 811 Car to be in the parade. Another thank you to the wonderful volunteers that helped hand out 811 promo items and walked the parade!
Tobin Werner, NW Natural, shared natural gas safety information as well as job opportunities in the industry with the students. We also shared the importance of calling 811 before any digging project!