Community involvement is a key element of our annual performance measurement. In the utility business, state regulators look at performance across a number of metrics, including the positive impact in the communities where we operate. We encourage employees to get involved at the local business level and as individuals in their own communities. We also offer programs designed to strengthen positive relationships within our communities.
In California, we launched a high school and community college scholarship program for students living within our service territory. Qualifying high school seniors can receive $250, and qualifying community college students can receive $500 in scholarship grants.
Liberty Days and Algonquin Heroes Programs
Across our business, employees take time to participate in volunteer activities that support their local communities. Our Liberty Days and Algonquin Heroes Programs support and recognize employees whose actions, activities, and achievements serve to promote our Company values within the community and to the general public.