IAMU is hosting the following American Public Power Association governance workshops for boards, councils, utility clerks and utility managers presented by Tim Blodgett, CEO of APPA Hometown Connections. Attend one or both sessions.
If you are a member of the Kansas, Minnesota, or Missouri municipal utility associations, you may attend this workshop at our discounted IAMU member rate. You must enter the promotional code during checkout to receive the discount. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not have this code.
Morning Session - Duties, Responsibilities and Legal Obligations of Public Power Boards & Councils
Members elected or appointed to a public power board or city council often have neither a comprehensive job description nor a good understanding of business challenges facing their utility. Come and get an overview of the utility industry and public power business model. Learn about your duties and responsibilities, how to build constructive board-management relationships, and the keys to governing with excellence.
Afternoon Session - Boards & Councils Roles in Monitoring Utility Performance
A public power governing body’s primary fiduciary duty is to assure the utility’s long-term sustainability by providing clear direction, policy guidance, and performance oversight. Learn about the goals, processes, and metrics that boards and senior managers must establish to assure efficient performance, high-level customer service, and accountability to customer-owners.