September 7-9, 2021 | Kennewick, Wash.

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Reunite with Us at Our 81st Annual Conference

Like so many, we have greatly missed seeing our colleagues, members, and friends in the real. But after more than a year of virtual meetings and online challenges, we are very excited to announce that we will be celebrating—in person—resilience at NWPPA’s 81st Annual Conference in Kennewick, Wash., Sept. 7-9, 2021.

Our Annual Conference is an ideal learning and networking opportunity for a broad array of utility personnel including utility general managers and CEOs; assistant managers; senior utility leaders; utility board directors, commissioners, and council members; associate members; and trade association heads.

This will be a great opportunity to hear from your peers and other leaders who are cognizant of the public power mission and charting the future of our industry. It is also a time to celebrate; first by honoring extraordinary colleagues at the awards luncheon and then by recognizing the exquisite culture of the area at an evening banquet.

You can reach Kennewick easily by car or by the nearby airport in Pasco. Come early or stay late because the area abounds with adventures and opportunities, including the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, B Reactor tours, the Bechtel National Planetarium, the REACH Museum, aquatic centers, river tours, hiking, horseback riding, over 300 wineries, and so much more!

In the interest of your utility, your members, employees, and communities, don’t miss this exciting in-person learning and networking opportunity where outstanding speakers, panelists, experts, and your peers will share their rich knowledge and experience. Join the reunion! Stay tuned for more information as we develop the agenda.

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 7*

Explore all that the Tri-Cities has to offer during the day, and then reunite with your friends and colleagues at an informal welcome reception that evening.

Wednesday, September 8

A full day of conference sessions plus a luncheon, keynote speakers, Government Relations Committee, and a reception with heavy apps at the REACH Museum.

Thursday, September 9

A full day of conference sessions and speakers, plus an Awards Luncheon, evening reception and dinner to close out the conference.

Friday, September 10*

NWPPA Board of Trustees meets in the morning.

*Stay tuned for information about possible classes being offered Tuesday morning and/or Friday afternoon.

9:00 a.m

Gathering - Coffee with Corwin

9:00 a.m

The State of Western Public Power, 2021

Crystal Enkvist -- Alaska Power Association
Barry Moline -- California Municipal Utilities Association
Will Hart -- Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association
Gary Wiens -- Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association
Carolyn Turner -- Nevada Rural Electric Association
Jennifer Joly -- Oregon Municipal Electric Utilities Association
Ted Case -- Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association
George Caan -- Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Kent Lopez -- Washington Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Scott Corwin – NWPPA, Facilitator

Executive Director’s Report

a) Auditor’s Report
b) Attorney’s Report

Election of Trustees
Announcement of 2021-2022 Officers
Adoption of 2021 Resolutions
Presentation of Awards

Conference Location

Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336

Hotel Information

Multiple hotels have been blocked for your convenience. Please call the hotel no later than the cutoff date listed to receive the group rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Springhill Suites by Marriott

7048 W. Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 820-3026
HOST HOTEL

Room rate: $145
Cutoff date: August 16, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn

701 N Young Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-4600

Room rate: $145
Cutoff date: August 16, 2021

Best Western Kennewick Tri-Cities Center Hotel

602 N. Young Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 396-9979

Room rate: $130
Cutoff date: August 16, 2021