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.

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COVID-19 Measures

As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels in the Tri-Cities area, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. Currently for our 81st Annual Conference in Kennewick, September 7-9, we have the following measures in place, subject to change as conditions demand:

  • NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols.
  • The Three Rivers Convention Center will be asking all attendees, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear masks, and masks will be readily available for all.
  • There will be social-distancing space arrangements in this large facility, with some portions (including at the REACH Museum) flowing to outside spaces as well.
  • There will be hand-sanitizing stations located throughout the facility.
  • The Three Rivers Convention Center staff, including servers, will be wearing masks.
  • We are asking all attendees to evaluate their own health and that of anyone with whom they are in close contact within 14 days of the event, and to contact us if they have any concern.
  • Anyone who has been exposed or is showing symptoms ahead of the event should not attend and will automatically receive a full refund of their registration fee.
  • Anyone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms during the event must immediately self-quarantine and notify NWPPA staff.

Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.