MEUW Weekly :: April 19, 2022

Final Customer Service Roundtable of the season set for next Tuesday: Member utilities will come together to exchange ideas and information at one more Customer Service Roundtable next week. The seventh and final gathering of the year is being held at Waunakee Utilities on Tuesday, April 26. The session is free to attend and lunch is provided. It’s a great opportunity to share information and learn from one another about a wide array of customer-related topics. For more information and to sign up, click here.

Register for next week’s Overhead School in Green Bay: MEUW is holding an Overhead Rubber Gloving School on April 28-29 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Green Bay. The workshop offers targeted training for lineworkers of all experience levels. Participants will rotate through a series of workstations to safely practice different procedures and receive feedback. The cost to attend is $255 per person, with discounts available for multiple attendees from the same utility. Registration information is available here. Questions should be directed to Randy Larson at (715) 559-7542.

The Executive Committee of MEUW’s Board of Directors held a regular meeting on April 6. The draft minutes of their discussions are here (member log-in required).

92nd Annual Conference is less than a month away: Public power leaders from across the state will gather in downtown Madison for MEUW’s 92nd Annual Conference in May. The event features a number of special guest speakers, a variety of breakout sessions, numerous opportunities to network, and the chance to celebrate our municipal utilities’ achievements. Official conference events take place May 11-13, with visits to the State Capitol and meetings with state legislators planned for Thursday, May 12. This year’s conference kicks off with a visit and picnic lunch at the host utility (Waunakee) beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednedsday, May 11. The complete conference agenda and registration information are available here.

The deadline to take advantage of special pricing at the conference hotel has been extended to this Friday, April 22. Also, the registration fee increases on May 2, so sign up now to take advantage of the “early bird” discount. Check out the event website for new details about a pre-conference golf outing on Tuesday, May 10, and plans for organized evening activities on Thursday, May 12. Questions should be directed to Mallory Conradt at (608) 478-2528 or (608) 469-6009.

Updated guide to compliance reporting and deadlines now available: To help MEUW members stay on top of electric utility reporting requirements and deadlines, we recently updated a handy reference guide and posted it on our Website. You’ll find information about key contacts as well as the timeframe to ensure your utility complies with the reporting needs.

Sign up now for upcoming Management Training Program:  Managing Personnel Matters is the subject for the next session in MEUW’s Management Training Program – scheduled as an in-person training on Wednesday, June 1, in Wisconsin Dells. The one-day session will be led by Attorney Steve Zach of Boardman Clark law firm. Among the topics to be covered are hiring and selection, discipline, discrimination, and harassment. Complete details about the subject matter and a biography of the instructor are available here.