MEUW Weekly :: October 25, 2022

Join your municipal colleagues for a leadership workshop next week: Recognizing the need to develop the next generation of municipal utility leaders, MEUW is hosting a one-day workshop focusing on skills considered foundational to leadership. The “Developing Essential Leadership Skills” workshop is focused on communications, empathy, and attitude as essential leadership qualities required to inspire positive change and empower others to achieve common goals.

The one-day workshop will benefit both emerging and seasoned leaders and the lessons to be shared apply to all types of municipal leaders, not just those who work in the electric utility. Registration is open to anyone from a MEUW member community. Training is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 2, at The Lodge At Mauston. Full details and registration information are available here.

There’s still time to complete the Public Power Week word search for a chance to win: In recognition of the annual celebration of Public Power Week held earlier this month, MEUW included a word search puzzle in the October edition of Live Lines. All 81 cities and villages in Wisconsin that own and operate their own electric utility are hidden in the puzzle. Anyone who correctly finds all 81 of our public power communities in the word search can return their completed puzzle for a chance to win a prize. The puzzle can be downloaded here. The deadline to submit your entry is 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Final three District Dinner meetings happening soon:  Getting members together for dinner and networking is a time-honored MEUW tradition. Three more dinners – in Mazomanie on Oct. 26, Cuba City on Nov. 3, and Johnson Creek on Nov. 10 – are planned in the next three weeks. Each dinner begins with a cash bar at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30, followed by a brief program. Pre-registration is required. MEUW will bill the utility for the dinner after each event takes place. Full details are available here.

Send us your job postings: Remember that MEUW welcomes the opportunity to help you attract qualified applicants to your utility’s job openings. In fact, we know our “Employment” page is among the most visited pages on!

Send your open job postings to whenever they become available. We will work to post your position in a timely fashion and also publicize it in the next issue of Live Lines (if the position is not filled prior to its monthly publication date).

“Catalog” showcases training offerings: MEUW has a comprehensive listing of fee-based offerings available to members, including à la carte training classes, on-demand inspections, and other services. The catalog is available here. Municipalities interested in taking advantage of any of the service offerings are encouraged to contact MEUW Manager of Safety Services Mike Czuprynko at (608) 478-2530 for scheduling.