Other Award Recipients

Honoring APCO-NENA Members


Weldon Joe Blair Award Recipients

Chris Fischer – 2004
Jimmie Hocutt – 2000


Patrick Buller, a Tacoma Power communications engineer, received one of the Radio Club of America’s highest honors, the President’s Award, at ceremonies on November 19, 2004 in New York City. The President’s Award reflects Buller’s contributions to the Radio Club of America and to the radio industry. He developed special test instruments and educational materials to locate and correct radio and television interference from power lines for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and was a contributing editor to Mobile Radio Technology magazine. He has been a Radio Club of America fellow, the highest level of membership, since 1999. The Radio Club of America is an international organization with 1,100 members.

Buller has worked in the radio industry since 1948. He joined Tacoma Power in 2000 after retiring from the Washington State Patrol. He also worked for Utah State University, Utah Power & Light Company and Rockwell International. “Pat Buller has made significant contributions to the radio industry and to Tacoma Power,” said Steve Klein, Tacoma Power superintendent. “He has an extraordinary depth and breadth of knowledge that he uses for practical applications to improve day-to-day utility operations. All of us at Tacoma Power congratulate Pat on this award.”