GRDA and the most important “E”

Power for Progress… a weekly column from the Grand River Dam Authority.

The Team GRDA workforce – “employees” – continues to be at the forefront of GRDA’s “5E” mission.

Developed in 2016, the Grand River Dam Authority’s “5E’s of Excellence” mission was centered around the five key areas that the organization’s workforce of 500-plus Oklahomans focus on every day. Employees, electricity, environmental stewardship, economic development and efficiency make up those areas and are ultimately the pillars around which every decision, every action and every plan for the future is framed.

At the top of that list is employees. The GRDA team is comprised of skilled and dedicated staff, completing hundreds of different tasks on a daily basis to produce and deliver electricity, care for the natural resources under GRDA control, boost economic development within Oklahoma and across the region and, of course, complete all these tasks as efficiently as possible.

To help highlight the efforts of its team and its “most important E”, GRDA also began the I AM GRDA series a couple of years ago. This is a video series profiling various employees from all across the organization. In their own words, they explain their daily tasks, how they fit into the bigger GRDA picture, and also discuss the organization’s importance as a whole. It has been a great way for viewers to learn more about Team GRDA and its diverse and dedicated members.

Of course, we’re happy to share this series with the public. Videos in the I AM GRDA series, along with many other videos produced by GRDA, can be found on the Grand River Dam Authority YouTube channel. We encourage you to take the time to visit the channel and learn more about our organization and, more importantly, the employees who guide it on a daily basis.

Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility, funded by revenues from electric and water sales. GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees and efficiency.