EWEB 2023 year in review
In 2023, EWEB invested in our community with grants, rebates and an array of other programs and measures aimed at fulfilling our core values of safety, reliability, affordability, environmental responsibility and community/culture.Find Out More
EWEB Recognized with Excellence in Communications Awards from American Public Power Association
We are proud to have been recognized with two Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards for 2023 from the American Public Power Association (APPA).Find Out More
Let's talk turkey. If a disaster strikes, is your family ready?
Many of us avoid discussing politics over the dinner table in the spirit of family peace and harmony. But here's a topic that can bring everyone together: emergency preparedness.Find Out More
EWEB To Hold First of Two Public Hearings on Proposed 2024 Budget and Prices
At the Nov. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting, EWEB staff will present a proposed budget that includes rate increases necessary to support utility operations and make needed infrastructure investments.Find Out More
Public Power Week Poster Contest Winners 2023
The results are in! View the winning posters from EWEB's 2023 Public Power Week Poster Contest.Find Out More
EWEB lead annual "Spill Drill"
EWEB coordinates drill as part of protecting Eugene’s drinking waterFind Out More
Public Power Week Poster Contest 2023
It’s that time of year again! October 1-7 is Public Power Week. To celebrate, EWEB is holding our annual poster contest for fifth graders in our service area. Help us pick the winners.Find Out More
Salmon Return to Finn Rock Reach
Finn Rock Reach and other restoration projects throughout the Middle McKenzie provide conditions to help young fish survive to adulthood.Find Out More
EWEB programs reflect community values
EWEB is here to serve our customer-owners and provides programs that reflect the values of our community.Find Out More
National Preparedness Month: Older adults take control in 1, 2, 3
We know older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the extreme weather events and emergencies we face, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability, depend on electricity for medical needs, or live in rural areas.Find Out More
Women in STEM: EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman's second degree brings a lifetime of benefits
EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman shares how getting her second degree was one of the most difficult and rewarding things she's ever accomplished.Find Out More
Bethel neighbors boost emergency preparedness during Emergency Water Station event
Staff gave out about 300 emergency water containers to enthusiastic community members eager to learn more about the water station.Find Out More
Stay cool during extreme heat events
With temperatures forecasted to reach over 100 degrees over the next several days, we've prepared some tips and tricks to help you stay cool.Find Out More
Women in STEM: Meet our servant leader and maker of tough decisions
Karen Kelley, Chief Operations Officer at EWEB, describes herself as a "servant leader," offering support and mentoring to four division managers at EWEB.Find Out More
EWEB establishes multipronged resiliency policy
Disaster recovery and prevention are being embedded in all operations and processes.Find Out More
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January 23, 2020
Jess interviewed with EWEB on Halloween, and there couldn't have been a more perfect day to make it clear it was a great next step in her career.
"I interviewed for a senior office assistant position with residential energy management. I had a zombie on the interview panel and had my skills test with a mummy," says Jess. "And I thought, this is the place for me."
Jess was coming off of a rewarding, but stressful job as office manager with Lane County animal control and knew she needed the right mix of feeling like she was showing up for her community, but also able to show up for herself-as herself.
"I have some anxiety," says Jess. "There were a lot of great adoption stories with Lane County, but it was also a really challenging job for me. I had to take leave, and ultimately decided I couldn't go back. You might not want to share that part of the story."
Jess pauses, and then reconsiders. "No. Actually, share it. People should know that you can manage anxiety and be professional in the workplace. We need to talk about that kind of stuff more. You can also have pink hair," she laughs.
And that's Jess. In her current position, Jess works with a number of teams including customer service, billing operations, advanced meter services, continuous improvement and the diversity team, and she does so as 100%-authentic-this-is-me Jess.
"I like showing up for other people, making decisions that make sense and have our customer-owners in mind," says Jess. "I also believe happy workers are more efficient, effective and provide better service. There's room for hard work and fun."
Jess brings a lot to the table, and for that we are grateful.
Thank you Jess for your role in providing customers with vital services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.