MRES® Annual Meeting

Collective Resilience: Building a Stronger Future Together

Missouri River's 59th Annual Meeting will be held May 8-9, 2024, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

To register for the event, please use the form below or contact Lisa Korthals at 605-338-4042. The deadline to register is April 26.

The registration fee for the Annual Meeting is $75, which covers all meals and presentations. If you're bringing guests to Wednesday evening's reception, the cost is $25 per guest. MRES will send an invoice to attendees following the meeting.


Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Annual Meeting (Minnesota members only)

Pursuing Resilience in the Face of Adversity

  • Heath Knakmuhs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Scott Corwin, American Public Power Association

Cybersecurity Panel: Assessing Your Risk

  • Tyler Tiller, Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center
  • Jim Edman, Cybersecurity Advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ted Cash, General Manager, ALP Utilities

MRES Year in Review

CEO Report

MRES awards presentation – New this year!

  • The annual awards presentation will be at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, immediately prior to the annual reception.

Reception — Casino Night!!


Chair's Report & Business Meeting

Panel Discussion on Preference Power

  • Lloyd Linke, Western Area Power Administration
  • Robin Puskar, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Jim Horan, Mid-West Electric Consumers Association

Collective Resilience in Federal Engagement

  • Samantha "Sam" McDonald, Kanner & Associates

Achieving Transformation: Acknowledging, Assessing & Surviving Change

  • Nick Kittle, award-winning civic innovator and best-selling author

Room Reservations:

Please make your room reservations directly with the Sheraton Sioux Falls by calling 605-331-0100 or by using the link below. If you call the Sheraton, make sure to request the MRES block room rate of $144 plus taxes. The room reservation deadline is April 15.

Save the date for future MRES Annual Meetings:

  • 2025: May 7-8
  • 2026: May 6-7

Annual Meeting Registration