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Summer Conference

Summer Conference

Date: August 20-22, 2018
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Day 3: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Arrowwood Resort, 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria, MN 56308
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MMUA's Summer Conference is an opportunity for networking, educational and social time for municipal utility leaders from around the state. Our program is still in development and registration is not yet open, but some basic information can be shared and Arrowwood is ready to take reservations.

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, August 19

‚Äč7 – 9 pm  MMUA Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, August 20

8 am – noon  MMUA Board of Directors Meeting (continued)
noon – 6 pm  Conference Registration Open
noon  Check-in for Golf Tournament (Atikwa Golf Course)
12:30 pm  Check-in for Bike Ride
1 pm  Golf "Best Ball Scramble" Tournament (Atikwa Golf Course)
1 pm  Central Lakes Bike Trail Ride (meet at Ole the Viking in Alexandria)
6:30 pm  Welcome Reception
7:30 pm  Dinner

Tuesday, August 21

8 – 11:45 am  Program to be announced
11:45 am  Luncheon
1 – 5 pm  Program to be announced
2 pm  Trade Show setup begins
5 – 7 pm  Trade Show and Reception
7 pm  Banquet and Awards

Wednesday, August 22

8 am – noon  Program to be announced
noon  Conference adjourns

Lodging & Meals

Arrowwood has a special one or two-night package for lodging and meals for those attending MMUA's Summer Conference. You can make your reservations one of two ways:

  1. Online using our special link (do not enter dates at top; scroll down and fill in form)
  2. Printable form that you can mail, email or fax in (see instructions on the form)

Meals are included with the special packages noted above. If you are not staying at Arrowwood or have a guest and/or a child accompanying you, you will need to pre-order meal tickets. To order meal tickets, please use the same reservation links above. Tickets are to be ordered directly through Arrowwood and picked up at their registration desk upon arrival.

Golf Tournament

MMUA's golf tournament will be played on Arrowwood's Aitkwa golf course. The shotgun start will be at 1 pm, with check-in at the golf course beginning at noon.

You 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, but you do need to be a member of MMUA.

Registration is not yet open for this event.

Bike Ride

Join us for MMUA's annual bike ride on the black-topped Central Lakes 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 Ole the Viking located in Alexandria next to the trail. It will be an afternoon of fun and beautiful Minnesota scenery.

Registration is not yet open for this event.

Events for Associate Members

Trade Show

Associate members can have an exhibit space at this popular trade show held during the Summer Conference. The show will be held on Tuesday, August 21, from 5 – 7 pm. Registration is not yet open for this event. Current members of MMUA will receive notice as soon as it becomes available.

Sponsor Activities

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 you will have a listing in the official conference program. We will announce when sponsor opportunities become available. If you have ideas for something new, let us know! We are always looking for ways to improve.

Hospitality Suites

Hospitality suites are also a popular event that Associate members can host. To host a hospitality suite, you will have two contacts. To reserve a room, call Kristie Chisholm at 320.759.5010 or email To order food and beverage, call Linda Kusmak at 320.762.5249 or email Arrowwood does not allow food or beverages from outside the resort.


MMUA will issue a refund, minus $30 per person processing fee, for registrations cancelled by August 3, 2018. MMUA must be notified by 4:30 pm on August 3 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 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

We now have a 4-minute rodeo recap video of the 2016 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!