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Summer Conference

Summer Conference

Date: August 22-24, 2022
  • Day 1: Aug 22, 2022 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Day 2: Aug 23, 2022 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Day 3: Aug 24, 2022 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Madden's Resort, 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN
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Pricing: $465 before Jul 23, 2022
All fees increase $75 on or after Jul 23, 2022

MMUA's Summer Conference is an opportunity for networking, educational programs and social time for municipal utility leaders from around the state. We continue to put final touches on our program, however, registration is open.

For best rates, register by July 22. If you prefer, you can use this printable registration form.

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, August 21

4:30 pm  Resort Check-in
‚Äč7:00 pm  MMUA Board of Directors Meeting  (Viking Room)

Monday, August 22

8:30 am  MMUA Board of Directors Meeting (continued)
noon to 6:00 pm  Conference Registration Open (Town Hall Upper Lobby)
noon  Check-in for Golf Tournament (The Classic at Madden's)
12:15 pm  Check-in for Bike Ride (MMUA Registration)
1:00 pm  Golf "Best Ball Scramble" Tournament (The Classic at Madden's)
1:00 pm  Paul Bunyan Bike Trail Ride (meet at Up North Bike Rentals in Nisswa)
4:30 pm  Resort Check-in
6:30 pm  Welcome Reception (Outdoor Pavilion)
7:30 pm  Dinner (Outdoor Pavilion)

Tuesday, August 23

8:00 am to 4:30 pm  Conference Programming, To be announced
5:00 to 7:00 pm  Trade Show and Reception (Town Hall Lower Level)
7:00 pm  Banquet and Awards (Town Hall Governor's Ballroom)

Wednesday, August 24

8:00 am to noon Conference ProgrammingTo be announced
noon  Conference Adjourns

Registration Fee

Members:  $465 per person
Registration fee will increase $75 on July 23, 2022
Deadline:  August 5, 2022

Lodging & Meals

Madden's Resort has a special package for lodging and meals for those attending MMUA's Summer Conference. Please use the online reservation system to make reservations in our room block. You can also use a printable form for lodging and mail in with your check. Reservation cutoff is June 21.

Meals are included with lodging. If you are not staying at Madden's or have a guest and/or child accompanying you, you will need to pre-order meal tickets. Please use the same reservation link to order meals. Madden's has also provided a printable form for meal ticket purchases. Tickets are to be ordered directly through Madden's and picked up at MMUA's Registration Desk upon arrival.

Golf Tournament

MMUA's golf tournament will be played on The Classic at Madden's. The shotgun start will be at 1:00 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.

Tournament Fees

$125 per person
Includes green fee and cart.

To golf with someone specific, please note his/her name on your registration. Please confirm with the group before registering to make sure they are golfing or they have room on their team for you. Individual players without a team designation will be assigned to a team.

You can register online at or use a printable registration form. When registering online, you will be directed to a site through Constant Contact (our website does not accommodate tournament registrations).

Deadline:  August 5 or until course is filled (whichever comes first)

Bike Ride

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

You can register online at or use a printable registration form. We will also take registrations the day of the ride if you prefer to wait and see what the weather will do. When registering online, you will be directed to a site through Constant ContactThere is no charge for the bike ride, but you are responsible for the bike rental if needed.

Bike rentals can be reserved online with Up North Bike Rentals or call 218-821-5399. You will pay for the rental when making reservation online. If you call, you will pay when you pick up your rental. The bike shop is located near the trail at 5476 City Hall Street in Nisswa.

Events for Associate Members

Trade Show

MMUA Associate members can have an exhibit space at the conference trade show. This show will be held on August 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Reserve your spot by using our online registration. Space is limited so don't delay. This one fills up fast! For best rates, register by July 22.


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. See our list of sponsor items on our website. Have an idea that's not listed? Let us know! We are always looking for something new.

Hospitality Suites

Hospitality suites are a very popular event that MMUA Associate members can host. Contact Kelly Flahave at Madden's to arrange. Her number is 218-855-5939. Madden's does not allow food or beverages from outside the resort.

Annual Sponsors

Companies who are annual sponsors are eligible for:

  • One trade show table with electricity (if needed) and two attendees at either the Summer Conference or the Technical & Operations Conference
  • Two meeting registrations at either the Summer Conference or the Technical & Operations Conference

When registering on-line, select the Bill Utility or Company in payment options and we will adjust the fee for you. Credit card payments will be refunded with $20 processing fee. Not sure if you're an annual sponsor? Check our website for listings.

Refund Policy

MMUA will issue a refund, minus a $50 per person processing fee, for registrations cancelled by 4:30 pm on August 5, 2022. Sorry, no refunds issued for cancellations after August 5.


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.


A printable conference registration form can be downloaded here.


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