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APPA offers webinar next week on rate making for utility boards and councils

From the July 23, 2014 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published July 23, 2014

By Heidi Lambert
Manager, Education
APPA (in conjunction with Hometown Connections) will hold a webinar on "Strategic Planning for Utility Boards and City Councils," on Tuesday, July 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Eastern time. This is the sixth in a series of nine webinars designed to educate elected and appointed public power board and city council members on the responsibilities and processes of electric utility governance. 

Among the most important aspects of utility governance are identifying organizational priorities and setting the utility’s strategic direction, usually through a strategic planning process. In this webinar, Steve Vandermeer, senior vice president of planning and marketing for Hometown Connections, will explore the values that must be present in strategic planning in a public organization, and examine one approach to utility strategic planning and the board and/or council’s roles in that process. 

Upcoming webinars will address performance monitoring and accountability for boards and city councils and how to achieve excellence in public power governance. 

Each webinar is worth 0.2 continuing education units, 1.5 professional development hours and 1.5 continuing professional education credits. Webinars can be taken individually or as a series for a discounted rate. They can also be applied to APPA’s Public Power Governance Certificate Program. 

For more information, visit or contact Meghan Riley at 202/467-2919 or


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