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Legislative Conference

Legislative Conference

Date: April 11-12, 2018
  • Day 1: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Embassy Suites, 175 East 10th Street, St. Paul, MN
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The Minnesota Legislature scheduled their Easter break during our originally scheduled conference week. Since that meant the Legislators would not be in St. Paul, MMUA made the decision to change the date. In doing so, we were forced to change the venue as well.

NEW DATE:  April 11–12
NEW LOCATION:  Embassy Suites St. Paul

On day one, staff will brief attendees at the hotel. After a light lunch, we will shuttle members to the Capitol grounds to visit their legislators (appointments to be made by members separately). We’ll cap off the day with a reception back at the Embassy Suites, providing MMUA members the opportunity for further conversation with lawmakers.

Day two will feature a half-day of timely and useful conference sessions, leaving your afternoon free for safe travel back home.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, April 11

9 am  Registration
10 am  Welcome & Legislative Briefing
11:45 am  Lunch, speaker Doug Carnival, McGrann Shea et al.
12:30-7 pm  Shuttle Service to/from Capitol
1-4 pm  Meet with Legislators *
4:30-7 pm  Legislative Reception at Embassy Suites Ballroom

* Contact Bill Black at MMUA if you need assistance scheduling your appointments.

Thursday, April 12

8:30 am  Rally Recap
9:00 am  Issues Roundup
9:30 am  New MMUA Finance Program, Brian Kujawa, Jessica Green & Thomas Bartzen; Northland Securities
10:30 am  Minnesota Chamber's 2018 Energy Policy, Cam Winton, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
11:15 am  Updates on the 2018 CIP Potential Study and Strategic Electrification Issues, Mike Bull, Center for Energy & Environment
Noon  Conference Adjourns


$195 on or before March 20, 2018. Fee increases $50 on March 21. Deadline to register is March 27.
Fee includes: conference materials, refreshment breaks, Wednesday lunch, reception and bus transportation.

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites Hotel
175 East 10th Street, St. Paul

Reservations can be made online using our special link. You can also call the hotel directly at 651.224.5400 or call toll free 1.800.HILTONS (1.800.445.8667). Be sure to ask for the group rate for MMUA 2018 Legislative Conference. MMUA’s standard room rate is $140 per night plus tax. Check-in is 3:00 pm. Check-out is 11:00 am.

Cut-Off Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.


Bus transportation will be provided for your visits to the Capitol. The bus will take attendees from the Embassy Suites hotel to the Capitol starting at 12:30 pm and later back to the hotel.

Special Dietary Requests

Special dietary needs can be arranged by emailing Rita Kelly or calling 763.746.0707.


We do not include meals for spouses or guests at this meeting, but we do encourage them to come along and enjoy area attractions. Contact Rita Kelly to arrange for a guest meal or to attend the evening reception.


MMUA charges a $30 per person processing fee for registrations cancelled by March 27, 2018. MMUA must be notified by 4:30 pm on March 27 to qualify.


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


Contact Rita Kelly by email rkelly@mmua.org or phone 763.746.0707.

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