Time: 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Please join us for the 54th MRES Annual Meeting. This year's event will be held May 8 and May 9 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, located at 1211 North West Avenue, Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Annual Meeting is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the complex issues and challenges facing your municipal utility and MRES. This year’s highlights include Sue Kelly of the American Public Power Association, who will discuss the value of public power and of municipals working together; Marty Kanner of Kanner & Associates who will provide an update on federal legislative issues; Rob Chapman of the Electric Power Research Institute on the value of beneficial electrification; Doug Westlund of AESI-US, Inc. on what leaders need to know about cyber security; Phyllis Currie of Hometown Connections who will discuss customer service as the hallmark of public power; and reports by MRES CEO Tom Heller and Harold Schiebout, Chairman of the MRES Board of Directors.
Agenda at a Glance
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Annual Meeting
(Minnesota members only)
11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 4:45 p.m.
- Value of Public Power and Municipals Working Together | Sue Kelly, APPA CEO
- Federal Legislative Update | Marty Kanner, Kanner & Associates
- Beneficial Electrification | Rob Chapman, EPRI
- MRES Year in Review
- CEO Report | Tom Heller, MRES CEO
MBMECA and SDMPA Annual Meetings and Board Meetings
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Reception & Presentation of Awards
THURSDAY, MAY 9
6:45 – 8:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast featuring Red Rock Hydroelectric Project video
8:00 - 11:45 a.m.
- Cybersecurity: What Leaders Need to Know | Doug Westlund, AESI
- Chairman's Report and Business Meeting
Adjourn and Lunch
MRES Board of Directors Meeting
Please make room reservations directly with the Sheraton Sioux Falls by calling 605-331-0100 by April 16. Be sure to ask for the MRES block room rate of $129, plus taxes.
Please register online using the form below. You also can register by calling the MRES office at 800-678-4042 or by emailing Lisa Korthals at email@example.com. Registration is due April 26.
The registration fee for the MRES Annual Meeting is $75 per person, which includes one guest for the Wednesday evening reception.
***Note: The meeting rooms tend to be cool, so please dress appropriately.