Customer and General Public Communications. Mary Tyrie External Communications Manager. ABOUT AVISTA. Spokane, Washington. Hydro is Important. Avista was founded on hydropower with the construction of the Monroe Street Hydroelectric Development in 1889. .
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External Communications Manager
Avista was founded on hydropower with the
construction of the Monroe Street Hydroelectric
Development in 1889.
Avista owns and operates eight hydroelectric developments on the Spokane and Clark Fork rivers.
Many of our communications address several audiences
Including – tribes, conservation associations, property
owners, non-governmental organizations, local, state and
federal agencies as well as the general public.
Our messages cover various subjects including – Aquatic
Weeds, Cultural Resources, Habitat Restoration, Erosion,
Fisheries, Hydro Maintenance, Land Use, Public Safety,
Recreation, River Flows, Water Quality, and Wetlands.
The communication channels we generally use are:
TV: ABC affiliate morning news promotion with whistle giveaway.
Email blast: Sent to customers which generated requests for the whistles as well as a call from the NBC affiliate requesting a morning show appearance.
We utilize social media to supplement our traditional communications