Webinar

Communicate the Public Power Advantage

Learn about the unique elements and value proposition of public power’s business model, the different structures of public power governance, how to quantify the value of the utility to your community, and tips for connecting with community stakeholders.
January 24, 2018

2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Register now for this webinar.

Series Description

The 5-part Governance Webinar Series is designed to provide public power utility board and city council members with a comprehensive overview of the public power business model and the duties, responsibilities, and processes to achieve effective governance. Learn how to monitor utility, board, and CEO performance and discuss the opportunities and challenges the industry faces.

Webinar Description 

Public power utilities are key investors in a community’s strength—as employers, as influencers in attracting and retaining businesses, and as stewards of the community’s assets. Public power utilities care about and give back to their communities. Yet, many of your residents don’t know what it means to have public power. Join this webinar to learn about the unique elements and value proposition of public power’s business model, the different structures of public power governance, how to quantify the value of the utility to your community, and tips for connecting with community stakeholders. Discuss the opportunities and challenges in communicating with customers and how public power boards can help raise awareness.

Who Should Participate

Individuals on public power utility boards and city councils, and utility executives and staff who regularly interact with governing bodies. While the content is geared primarily toward those who are new to governance, seasoned board and council members will also benefit. 

Speaker

Tim Blodgett, President & CEO, Hometown Connections, Golden, Colorado. Tim is president and CEO of Hometown Connections, the utility services subsidiary of the American Public Power Association, and is responsible for Hometown’s overall efforts in delivering value to public power utilities. He and his team have worked extensively with hundreds of APPA members in the areas of strategic planning, governance and organization development. Tim brings experience from the investor-owned and public power sectors. Prior to joining Hometown he was the director of sales for En-able, an affiliate of KN Energy and PacifiCorp, where he assisted energy distribution companies with their customer care programs.

Registration/Fees

Individual webinars: $99 for Association members; $199 for nonmembers

The five-part series (discounted rate): $399 for Association members; $799 for nonmembers

Username/passwords

  • You will need a username and password to register. If you need assistance, please contact the Association’s web services staff.

Log-In/Call-In Information

  • Log-in information for each webinar will be sent out the morning of the event (around 10:30 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please call 202-467-2965 or email [email protected]).
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating in this webinar from the same organization and all are in the same location, you can have multiple people listen in via speaker phone.
  • You may use voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.

Accreditation

  • Each webinar is worth 1.5 CPEs/.2 CEU/1.5 PDH credits
    CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
  • Links to all presentations and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

Questions for Speakers

We encourage registrants to submit topics and questions prior to the webinar — email them to [email protected]. Questions may also be submitted via online chat during the webinar.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202-467-2921 or [email protected].