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Legislative Conference

Date: February 10, 2021
Time:
  • Feb 10, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online
Pricing:

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MMUA's Legislative Conference has been changed to a virtual event.

Due to continued concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fact that the State Capitol complex remains locked down, MMUA's Legislative Conference will be shortened and held via Zoom.

This conference will remain an important event, providing municipal utilities an opportunity to engage with members of the legislature, and agency leaders and staff.

Who Should Attend?

  • Municipal utility staff and leaders
  • Mayors, city council and board members
  • Others who want to get involved and advocate for municipal utilities

Tentative Schedule *

Wednesday, February 10

9:00 am  Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 am  Climate Change Subcabinet, Laura Bishop, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner

9:45 am  Legislative Panel, House Climate & Energy Committee Chair Rep. Jamie Long (invited) and Senate Energy & Utilities Committee Chair Sen. David Senjem (invited)

10:40 am  Department of Commerce Legislative Agenda, DOC Deputy Commissioner Aditya Ranade, DOC Energy Regulation & Planning Manager Jessica Burdette, and DOC Director of Government Affairs & Data Science Megan Verdeja

11:10 am  Legislative Briefing, MMUA Update

Noon  Conference Adjourns

* Schedule subject to change without notice.

Meetings with Legislators

Because it is not possible to schedule in-person meetings with legislators, MMUA is working with leadership, committee chairs, and minority-leads, to secure their participation in the conference and to try to arrange a limited number of small group "regional" Zoom meetings between legislators in various parts of the state and the municipal utilities in that region.

These meetings may occur before and/or after the conference, but members will be encouraged to attend their closest regional meeting. MMUA will reach out to some of you to help host these meetings. We need to educate legislators about municipal utilities and to gain support for our legislative agenda.

Stay tuned for details.

Registration

This year's Legislative Conference is FREE and open to MMUA members. To receive instructions to connect to the conference, registration is required. Register online or use this printable form.

Deadline to Register:  February 2, 2021

Questions?

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


Photo: Capitol at Dusk. Copyright Minnesota House of Representatives. Reprinted with permission.

 

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