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Associate Members: Dont' Miss These Marketing Opportunities to Reach Municipal Utilities

Posted By Josh Trout, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Looking for ways to reach your municipal utility customers? The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) has a few marketing opportunities that we want to let you know about.

  • Our Buyer’s Guide is a bi-annual electronic booklet that allows you to highlight your company and its products and services. You have an entire page to do with what you wish -- photos, contact information, sales copy, whatever you can dream up (within reason).
  • Our 70th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine advertising allows you to have extended ad exposure compared to typical magazine advertising. Readers are much more likely to keep this special publication than a reoccurring magazine. This is a limited first-come, first-served opportunity.
  • Our Golfin’ Fore Safety event is your chance to make our safety fundraiser even more fun for participants by sponsoring various aspects of the day. Bonus: You can come golf, too, as part of most sponsorship levels.
  • Our Equipment Demo & Exhibit Day is a great way to show potential customers what you can provide by demo-ing or exhibiting your products or services in a real-life setting. You’ll also be able to invite your other clients (beyond the IAMU members whom we will invite) to come out and check out what you do. This is a free event to participate, but we need you to sign up. We’re also looking for event sponsors.

If you have any questions about these opportunities, please feel free to contact Jen Cronin at 515-289-1999 or jcronin@iamu.org.

Tags:  70th Anniversary  Associates  Buyer's Guide  Equipment Demo  Golfin' Fore Safety 

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Capital Improvement Planning Training - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities in conjunction with Wichita State Environmental Finance Center (EFC), encourages representatives from your utility to attend an upcoming capital improvement planning workshop. The session provides participants with an understanding of what to include in a Capital Improvement Plan, who should be involved and why it’s important to implement a plan, strategies for replacing existing equipment, infrastructure, and planning to meet existing or new regulatory requirements.  The training will provide classroom instruction as well as interactive participant exercises and discussion.

This training would be beneficial for Financial/Accounting Staff, Finance Directors, Utility Directors, City Managers, City Clerks, Board/City Council Members, Customer Service Managers, Operators, Engineering Staff and other utility employees/stakeholders.

*5 CEU hours available for Water Treatment, Distribution, or Wastewater.

For more information, and to register, click here.

Tags:  Capital Improvment Planning  CEUs  Wichita State 

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Rates & Financial Planning Training - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities in conjunction with Wichita State Environmental Finance Center (EFC), encourages representatives from your utility to attend an upcoming rate setting and financial planning workshop.

The session provides participants with an understanding on major considerations when setting rates; rate structure options and pricing objectives, financial planning considerations, and strategies for communicating rate information to your board and community. The training will provide classroom instruction as well as interactive participant exercises and discussion.

This training would be beneficial for Financial/Accounting Staff, Finance Directors, Utility Directors, City Managers, City Clerks, Board/City Council Members, Customer Service Managers, Operators, Engineering Staff and other utility employees/stakeholders.

*5 CEU hours available for Water Treatment, Distribution, or Wastewater.

For more information, and to register, click here.

Tags:  CEUs  Rates & Financial Planning  Wichita State 

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EUSO Course Set for July

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mark your calendars for the return of one of IAMU’s popular workshops.  Skip Collier of Professional Training Systems, Inc. will be presenting his Electric Utility System Operation Short Course July 25-27 and the Smart Grid Course on July 28.

Skip is very well regarded and has an extensive background in electric utility design, construction, maintenance and operation.

The EUSO Short Course is designed for any employee whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding of the operations side of the business.  This includes those from legal, rates, engineering, purchasing, computer application, marketing, customer service, inventory control, finance, accounting, safety, risk analysis as well as those from generating plants.  One goal for this class is to have students leave with the ability to easily identify all of the electrical equipment they see in a substation as they walk by, along with all the equipment found on the poles in a residential area.  Non-electrical engineers are often at a disadvantage in the electric utility environment due to a lack of familiarity with technical issues.  The better you understand the utility’s product – electrical energy – and how it is created and distributed, the better you can serve the utility and your customers.  This course assumes no electrical background, and builds on the basics to provide a comprehensive understanding of the equipment and operations.

In addition to the EUSO course, Skip will offer his Smart Grid Course.  This class explains what a grid is, the differences between a dumb grid and a smart grid, and the mandates that ensure a smart grid will be implemented in each utility.  Once again, this course assumes no electrical background, and builds on the basics to provide a comprehensive understanding of the equipment and operations.  Participants, however, who have attended the EUSO course will better understand the true capabilities of a smart grid.

Registration is now open.

If you are planning on sending more than one participant from your organization, please make sure to share this with multiple departments so that you qualify for the reduced cost with the initial registration.

EUSO Course

  • $878 for a single registrant OR $798 each for two or more participants from the same utility/organization

Smart Grid Course

  • $303 for single registrant OR $270 each for two or more participants from the same utility/organization

BOTH Courses

  • $1,100 for single registrant OR $990 each for two or more participants from the same utility/organization

For additional information, brochure, and registration, please click HERE.  The registration deadline for the workshop is Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

*Line Maintainer apprentices will receive 21 Basic OJT Hours for taking the course* 

Tags:  Electric  EUSO  Skip Collier  Smart Grid 

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Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training Webinars

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities’ Safety Services will be holding two Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training webinars. The webinar will address the following:

  • The effects of drugs and alcohol on the body
  •  How to know if someone is on drugs
  •  Suggestions for what an individual can do about it

60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of alcohol abuse;

60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of drug/controlled substance abuse


*Certificate of Completion will be emailed to registrants after the event*

 

Who Should Attend?

Employees and supervisors involved with CDLs and gas operations

 

Presenter:

Paul Kittelson, IAMU Safety Services

 

Webinar Time and Length:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 or June 15th, 2017 - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 

Cost:

$40 per IAMU Member participant; $65 per Non-IAMU Member participant

 

Webinar instructions and information will be sent to the registrant’s email.

 

To register for the May 25th webinar, click here.

 

To register for the June 15th webinar, click here.

Tags:  Drug & Alcohol Training  Safety Services  Webinar 

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