Ruralite Services, Inc.

Powering Efficient Communications


We are a communications co-op for all consumer-owned utilities (municipals, public power and electric cooperatives). Since 1954, our members have pooled resources to create powerful (and affordable) communications tools, including magazines, newsletters, reports, calendars, directories, social media support, websites and more.

With members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, California, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii, odds are you already have seen Ruralite Services in action. We would love to work with you!

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Tap Empathy for Accessible Designs

Tap Empathy for Accessible Designs

We often hear about designing accessible websites, but how many of us understand what it is like to put those designs into practice? Empathyprompts.net offers several ways to experience accessibility issues first hand.

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Edits, Designs and Inspiration: Curtis Condon Retires

Edits, Designs and Inspiration: Curtis Condon Retires

Often a round or two of rewrites are needed to craft a solid lead. Curtis Condon’s career path to Ruralite Services included a few rewrites, too. Curtis retires in July as Ruralite Services’ longest-tenured current employee, and one of its most liked and respected.

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Inside the Magazine: July

Inside the Magazine: July

How does your utility work? As communicators, it is your duty to create clear messages to inform your consumers about everything from energy mix to scholarships. See what these utilities are doing with Inside the Magazine’s timely, engaging utility content from Ruralite, Florida Currents and Currents magazines.

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Nods

We think our co-op is fantastic, but why take our word for it? Here are a few nods from your peers.

“As a one-person department with many different responsibilities I could not produce a member letter on my own. Ruralite does it monthly, preparing a high-quality, informative magazine for our members. I appreciate the years of consistent communication with our members, and the professionally produced member brochures.”

– Lynn Culp, Surprise Valley Electric, California

“Having Ruralite as our communications partner means I can rely on them to consistently produce a quality publication that is interesting and informative to our members.”

Sabrina Owens, Escambia River Electric, Florida

“Through our stories, our members get to know us and through our magazine’s presence in their homes, we become part of the family.”

– Meera Kohler, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Alaska

“From story ideas to layout, Ruralite alleviates the stress of putting out a quality publication that our customers enjoy. We don’t have a big staff, so our time is precious. Working with Ruralite allows us to use our time productively; their staff is always there to support us.”

Theresa Phillips, Lassen Municipal Utility District, California

“Ruralite has helped reduce the amount of time that Canby Utility management spends working on the design, material and layout while improving the readers’ interest in our newsletter.”

– Sue Arthur, Canby Utility, Oregon

“Forget about what an economical tool Ruralite is in our communications toolbox. Forget about how each year the surveys show incredibly high readership. Ruralite magazine works because it strikes a chord with our membership. They identify with it and that strengthens our relationship with our members.”

– Bob Pierce, Clearwater Power Co., Idaho

“Ruralite does an excellent job of presenting interesting stories and current information. It gives the readers a chance to connect with other cooperative members in a friendly platform. Ruralite means I can feel confident that my members are getting quality, knowledgeable industry information.”

– Charlotte Bouta, Columbia REA, Washington

“Having a support system like yours in place makes a huge difference in what we can offer to our members.”

– Christina Sawyer, Mt. Wheeler Power, Nevada

“Without exception, the staff is responsive, punctual, creative and professional.”

– Todd Munsey, Douglas Electric, Oregon

  • Lynn Culp, Surprise Valley Electric, California
  • Sabrina Owens, Escambia River Electric, Florida
  • Meera Kohler, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Alaska
  • Theresa Phillips, Lassen Municipal Utility District, California
  • Sue Arthur, Canby Utility, Oregon
  • Bob Pierce, Clearwater Power Co., Idaho
  • Charlotte Bouta, Columbia REA, Washington
  • Christina Sawyer, Mt. Wheeler Power, Nevada
  • Todd Munsey, Douglas Electric, Oregon

Looking for our magazines?

Ruralite Magazine

Ruralite Magazine

Ruralite focuses on activities and issues affecting readers in the west.

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Florida Currents Magazine

Florida Currents Magazine

Featuring stories from writers across the Sunshine State, Florida Currents focuses on local personalities, photography, travel, electrical safety, energy efficiency and developments in the power industry.

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Currents Magazine

Currents Magazine

Currents magazine informs readers in Arizona and California every other month.

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Meet our Service Partners!

We offer energy-efficiency and conservation services through our wholly owned subsidiary, Efficiency Services Group and utility parts distribution and advanced technical services through General Pacific.