Awards and Recognition

MMUA Board of Directors 

MMUA's Nominations and Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the MMUA Board of Directors.  To nominate an individual, complete our Board of Directors Nomination Form and return it to us!


MMUA’s Awards Program

MMUA Awards

MMUA's Nominations and Awards Committee is accepting nominations for MMUA awards. This is a great way to recognize a municipal utility colleague, a public official, or a municipal utility system for showing leadership and innovation and providing an example for others to follow.

All nominations will be considered and the awards will be presented at the MMUA Summer Conference on August 20, 2024. Following is a brief summary of the awards for which we are accepting nominations. The deadline to submit a nomination is June 30, 2024. 

President’s Award

The President's Award is chosen annually by the MMUA Board President. It is meant to recognize people whose contributions as an individual, to MMUA or the industry as a whole, have been exemplary in the past year.

System Innovation Award

This award is given to a utility that has demonstrated leadership and innovation in customer service, energy efficiency or renewables, technology, or other areas.  Nomination form

Public Service Award

This award is given to a local, state, or federal elected or appointed official who has been a strong supporter of MMUA and its members.  Nomination form

Distinguished Service Award

This award is given to individuals who perform outstanding service in support of the association and its goals.  Nomination form

Community Service Award

This award is given to an individual who has performed long and well in support of a municipal utility at the local level.  Nomination form

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a future leader who has demonstrated a dedication to the goals and principles of municipal utilities through problem solving, creativity, and job knowledge.  Nomination form

Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

This prestigious award symbolizes a long professional life dedicated not only to the advancement of municipal utilities locally, but also for the betterment of our industry on a statewide basis.  Nomination form

Employee Service Award

MMUA employees are recognized for their service after 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years, and additional 5 year intervals.

MMUA Leadership Academy Opens Doors

The MMUA Leadership Academy is a program designed for both current and future senior leaders. The primary instructor for the Academy is Kent Myers, Managing Partner of VISION Companies. Kent has over 25 years of experience providing strategic visioning, operational effectiveness, and technology alignment consulting services to global companies and has a decade of experience in working with Minnesota municipal utilities on leadership and culture development and strategic visioning. Class size is limited. Act now!

Hometown Connections Helps MMUA Members

Hometown Connections is an American Public Power Association subsidiary that provides products and services designed to help municipal utilities meet today's new and pressing industry challenges. MMUA is a Hometown Connections Affiliate.

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