Emergency Preparedness & Restoration Conference

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Emergency Preparedness & Restoration Conference

Emergency Preparedness & Restoration Conference

Date: February 21-22, 2024
  • Day 1: Feb 21, 2024 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Day 2: Feb 22, 2024 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 75 South 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN
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Join other hometown utility and city professionals at this interactive conference. 

Here you will engage in active discussion and idea sharing—an ideal venue to increase your understanding of the mutual aid process, offer recommendations for improvement, and deepen relationships with fellow industry professionals. Planning, exercising, and training can help enhance your emergency response plan, so you can anticipate deficiencies and proactively address potential consequences due to an emergency.

Who should attend?
If your utility is ever in need of receiving mutual aid or interested in traveling, in-state or out-of-state, to assist with mutual aid, this conference is for you. 

Typical conference attendees include superintendents, general managers, city administrators, crew leaders, or safety managers, and others involved with emergency planning within your city.

This year’s program will include:
  • Tabletop emergency preparedness exercises
  • Mitigation planning
  • Physical security checklist
  • Overview of roles and responsibilities
  • Media and public relations
  • And more!


Wednesday, February 21

12:00-1:00 pm  Registration/check-in
1:00 pm  Welcome and opening remarks
1:15 - 2:15 pm  Mutual aid: 2023 year in review
2:15 - 2:30 pm  Break
2:30 - 4:30 pm  Emergency preparedness tabletop exercise

Thursday, February 22

8:00 - 9:00 am  Infrastructure protection and physical security essentials
9:00 - 9:30 am  Break
9:30 - 10:30 am  State mitigation planning policy overview
10:30 - 11:30 am  APPA Mutual Aid Agreement (Addendum considerations)
11:30 - 12:00 pm  Closing remarks and wrap-up
12:00 pm  Adjourn

* Professional development up to 7 hours (PDH) available. Attendee is responsible for tracking their PDHs.

Agenda subject to change without notice.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn
75 South 37th Avenue
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 320-253-9000

MMUA has secured a room rate of $119 per night + tax. Use our special link for online reservations. Click this link, then enter dates of stay in order for MMUA’s room block details to be pulled up. We suggest you make your reservation as soon as possible as availability is limited and cannot be guaranteed. The hotel block closes on January 29, 2024 or when sold out.

Registration fees

This conference is for members only: $400 per person if registered before January 23, 2024.
Registration fee includes tuition, materials, refreshment breaks. Registration fee will increase $50 on January 23. 
Deadline to register is January 31.


Cancellations are subject to a $35 charge per person if received by 4:30 pm on January 31. No refunds issued after January 31, 2024.


By registering for this conference, I/we the registered attendee(s), authorize Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to photograph me at this event and use such photographs in MMUA marketing pieces (both electronic and print). I understand that I will not be paid for giving this consent.


Click here for a printable brochure.


Contact Theresa Neddermeyer by calling 763.551.1230 or email tneddermeyer@mmua.org.