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Darla Avery of PayneWest Insurance earns Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award

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Darla Avery of PayneWest Insurance earns

Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award






Cottage Grove, Oregon (June 8, 2016) — Darla Avery, personal insurance sale executive of PayneWest Insurance in Cottage Grove, has received the Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award for 2016.

The Personal Lines Achievement Award recognizes Avery for her commitment to customer service and performance for PayneWest Insurance. Only a select group of employees at local independent insurance agencies across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska are given this honor by Safeco Insurance.

Darla Avery with the Personal Lines Achievement Award for her exemplary representation of Safeco, passion for excellence, diligence and hard work,” said Scott Sherbourne, personal insurance sales director region one.

Darla AveryDarla Avery was born and raised in Cottage Grove and began her insurance career 35 years ago right here in Cottage Grove. After graduating from Cottage Grove High School, she went to Business College and received a medical secretarial degree. When she began her insurance career, she went to work for Bauder and Young Insurance Agency in 1975. She is licensed in Property Casualty and Life and Heath Insurance. She believes in hometown involvement as well as purchasing locally. She takes a genuine interest in her client and their needs. Her clients become lifelong friends. She really enjoys her job and it shows! She has been involved in community activities and sporting events. Her family enjoys boating, traveling, and classic car cruises. Her and her husband Rob have two grown children and two very active Jack Russell Terriers



PayneWest Insurance has over 600 colleagues in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Find all of us at You can contact Darla Averyat (541) 767-1622 or by email at

PayneWest Insurance
is the Northwest’s premier insurance advisory firm. Operating independently since 1921, PayneWest Insurance provides business and personal insurance, employee benefits and surety. Today, PayneWest is the largest independent, employee-owned, agency in the Northwest and was ranked 38th in the top 100 U.S. Brokers by Business Insurance in 2015. Driven by their commitment to serve their Clients, Colleagues and Communities, they have 30 offices throughout Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon and employ more than 640 insurance professionals, including advisor teams that specialize in highly complex market niches such as agriculture, construction, hospitality, banking, medical malpractice, and resource development. They recently were named a Best Places to Work in the Insurance Industry in 2015 by Business Insurance.

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