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Summer Conference

Summer Conference

Date: August 21-23, 2017
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Day 3: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Madden's Resort, 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
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Online registration has not yet opened for this conference. The program is still in development so check back for more details.

MMUA's Summer Conference offers networking, educational and social time for municipal utility leaders from around the state. 


Sunday, August 20
7-9 pm  MMUA Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 21
8 am-noon  MMUA Board of Directors Meeting (continued)
noon-6 pm  Conference Registration Open
noon-1 pm  Check-in for Golf Tournament (The Classic at Madden's)
12:30 pm  Check-in for Bike Ride
1 pm  Golf "Best Ball Scramble" Tournament (The Classic at Madden's)
1 pm  Paul Bunyan Bike Trail Ride (meet in Nisswa at bike trail)
5 pm  Resort Check-in
6:30 pm  Welcome Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, August 22

8 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks
8 am - 4:30 pm  To be announced
2 pm  Trade Show Setup
5 pm  Trade Show and Reception
7 pm  Banquet and Awards

Wednesday, August 23
(Meeting for Regular & Affiliate Members Only)
8 am  MMUA Business Meeting
8:30-11 am  To be announced
11 am  State Legislative DevelopmentsBill Black and Amanda Duerr, MMUA and Doug Carnival, McGrann Shea
11:30 am  Issues Round-Up, Jack Kegel, Bob Jagusch and Mike Willetts, MMUA

Lodging & Meals

Madden's has a special two-night package for lodging and meals for those attending MMUA's Summer Conference. You can make your reservations online or use their printable form that you can mail or fax in. If you wish to arrive a day early or extend your stay, please call Madden's at 800.642.5363 to arrange.

Meals are included with the special package noted above. If you are not staying at Madden's or have a guest accompanying you, you will need to pre-order meal tickets. To order meal tickets, please use the Meal Ticket Order Form and return it to Rita Kelly. Tickets can be picked up at MMUA's registration desk at Madden's starting on Monday, August 21.

You can find more information about Madden's on their website.

Golf Tournament

MMUA's popular golf tournament will be played on The Classic at Madden's. The shot-gun start will be at 1 pm, with check-in at the golf course beginning at noon.

Everyone must pre-register as an individual or as a scramble team. Walk-ins will not be allowed. Participants do not need to attend the conference to play in the tournament.

Tournament Fees
(To be determined. Registration not yet open.)

Bike Ride

Join us for MMUA's annual bike ride on the black-topped Paul Bunyan Trail. The ride will be out and back so you can turn around at your desired distance. Bikes and helmets will be available for rent or you can bring your own. The ride will start and end at the bike shop that is located in Nisswa next to the trail. It will be an afternoon of fun and beautiful Minnesota scenery.

(Registration not yet open.)

Events for Associate Members

Trade Show
Associate members can have a booth at the trade show to be held on August 22. (Registration not yet open.)

We also have an opportunity for Associate members to sponsor events at the Summer Conference. We will post a sign at the event site with your company's logo and have you listed in the official conference program. (Registration not yet open.)

Hospitality Suites
Hospitality suites are also a popular event that Associate members can host. Contact Madden's Event Manager, Kari Arenkiel by email or phone 218.855.5970. Madden's does not allow food or beverages from outside the resort.

Madden's has made a "lodging only" option for vendors who do not require meals. You can make your reservations online or use their printable form that you can mail or fax in. If you wish to arrive a day early or extend your stay, please call Madden's at 800.642.5363 to arrange.


MMUA will issue a refund, minus $25 per person processing fee, for registrations cancelled by August 7, 2017. MMUA must be notified by 4:30 pm on August 7 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 or phone 763.746.0707.

Thank You, Annual Sponsors

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Video Captures National Lineworkers Rodeo

We now have a 4-minute rodeo recap video of the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, live on the MMUA YouTube channel.  It features great footage and interviews with a number of key players in the event.  The April 2 event was hosted by Shakopee Public Utilities and MMUA, and brought together lineworkers from across the country. Watch this video and enjoy reliving that amazing day.  Be sure to bundle up before you click!