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, 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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Inside the Magazine: June

Inside the Magazine: June

Summer may be in full swing, but our writers did not take a break. June local pages are packed with personality features, industry tips and examples to make your job easier. Be inspired by these great ideas from the latest Ruralite, Florida Currents and Currents magazines.

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Member Committee Resets, Helps Chart Future

Member Committee Resets, Helps Chart Future

How are new programs born? Who gives editors ideas for basic book content, then offers feedback on the draft editorial calendar? Meet Ruralite Services’ Communications Committee. 

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New Magazine, Purchase of NewsData Corp top Ruralite Meeting Highlights

New Magazine, Purchase of NewsData Corp top Ruralite Meeting Highlights

We shared a lot of exciting news with our members at our May annual meeting in Portland, OR. Did you know we acquired another company? Returned more than $110,000 to our members? Got a new editor? Launched a new magazine? But wait; there’s more! If you missed the fun and haven’t heard all our good news yet, fear not. We’ve packaged up all the highlights you need in this quick video. Spoiler alert: Our cooperative had another great year full of exciting growth and new initiatives, and we are excited to share the news with our members as we look forward to a bright...

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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, utility parts distribution and advanced technical services through General Pacific, and NewsData, LLC offering subscription-based newsletters that are a source of news and intelligence for the western U.S. and Canada on energy policy, market news, and resource development.