For Immediate Release: June 19, 2018

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District receives national award for community service


New Orleans, La., June 19, 2018 — The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in California received an American Public Power Association Community Service Award at the American Public Power Association’s national conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. This award recognizes “good neighbor” activities that demonstrate the commitment of the utility and its employees to the community.

SMUD has worked to make life better for the Sacramento community for more than 70 years by keeping its customers at the heart of everything it does. The utility has a variety of community programs. SMUD Cares is a program through which employees can give back — monetarily or by volunteering time or skills to help in the community. In 2017, the utility rolled out the Shine Sponsorship Program to build community alliances, enhance and revitalize neighborhoods, and support community partners. Also, SMUD’s Powering Futures Scholarships offer sixty thousand dollars in college scholarships to up to 21 local students.


The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. We represent public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. Our association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Our members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power.

Contact Tobias Sellier, Director of Media Relations and Communications at or 202-467-2927