Saturday, June 23, 2007

What’s perking on Sunday?

Three full-day and three half-day pre-conference seminars are offered on Sunday, June 24, beginning at 8:30 in the Marriott RiverWalk Hotel. Walk-in registrants are welcome. The full-day seminars cover:
• Financial Planning for Policymakers and Boards of Directors (led by Mark Beauchamp, president of Utility Financial Solutions, Holland, Mich.
• Strategic Planning for Community-Owned Utilities, led by Bryan Singletary, president of Practical Energies, Tampa, Fla.)
• Enterprise Risk Management (led by Carol Arneson, Lynn Coles, Jodi Dobson and Russ Hissom of Virchow Krause in Madison, Wis.

Participants in the full-day seminars will earn 0.7 continuing education units and 6.5 professional development hours.

Sunday’s half-day seminars will address Public Participation (8:30 to noon), led by Guy Nelson of Utility Energy forum, Lincoln City, Ore., Governance as Leadership, led by Jean Freeman of Freeman & Associates, Fairfax, Va. (8:30 to noon) and Board Self-Evaluation (1-4:30), also led by Jean Freeman. Participants in the half-day sessions will earn 0.3 CEUs or 3 PDHs.

Sunday’s activities also include the Legislative & Resolutions Committee meeting from 2-4 p.m. , a briefing on activities of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock meetings for joint action agencies and the Power Marketing Administration Task Force.

The day will conclude with the grand welcoming reception from 6-7:30 in the Grand Ballroom A of the Marriott RiverCenter.

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