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Legislative Rally

You are in the best position to talk to Congress about the direct impact of federal action at the local level.
February 26 - 28, 2024
Washington, DC
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Registration is now open for the 2024 Legislative Rally!

*Registration is limited to public power utility representatives and their governing boards.

Registration

 

Registration

 

2024 Registration Fees

Member

$375

Nonmember

$750

 

Pre-Rally Seminar Registration Fees

What You Need to Know About FERC

  • Monday, Feb. 26: 8:30 am - Noon

$395

Increasing Influence & Building Board Consensus

  • Monday, Feb. 26: 8 am - 3 pm
  • Box lunch provided

$595

Registration Help

Check out our Registration FAQs for answers to the most common questions and help with all your registration-related issues. 

Cancellation, Refund, and Substitution Policy

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before Tuesday, February 20, 2024, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $100 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after February 20 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for the 2024 Legislative Rally only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel on or before February 20 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund of their registration fee. 

Cancellation requests must be made through your my.publicpower portal, or addressed to: [email protected].

Code of Conduct

Attendees of American Public Power Association meetings agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct. If attendees engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the Code of Conduct, the Association may take any action it deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, expulsion from the current and future meetings with no warning or refund.

 

Hotel

The 2024 Legislative Rally will take place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Reserve a room at the Mayflower Hotel.

If the room block is full, you can add your name to the Mayflower Hotel room block waiting list.

The Mayflower Hotel Autograph Collection

Discover the historic boutique hotel in Washington, D.C. at the Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection. A luxury icon in Washington, D.C. with its landscape for nearly a century, the Mayflower Hotel is a destination unlike any other. The Mayflower Hotel is a capital classic, a landmark hotel, and a Washington, D.C. original since 1925. The Mayflower Hotel brings elegance, integrity, and contemporary style to its role as the city’s past and present-day social hub. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, inspired dining at the Edgar Bar & Kitchen, and stunning views of Washington, D.C. As Harry S. Truman said – it is “Washington’s second-best address”.

Hotel Information

The Mayflower Hotel Autograph Collection
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Group Rate: Single/Double: $355/night + 14.95% tax

Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Parking Fee: Valet Parking Only: $66/per night, per vehicle

Guest Room Internet Access: Complimentary standard wireless internet

Program

Monday, February 26

8:30 a.m.-Noon Pre-Rally Seminar: What You Need to Know About FERC

The Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) plays a major role in developing and implementing U.S. energy policy, particularly on issues relating to electricity transmission, wholesale electric markets, natural gas infrastructure permitting, and grid reliability and security. Get an overview of important FERC proceedings and policy initiatives that could affect your utility. Hear how activity on Capitol Hill and at the Department of Energy (DOE) impacts FERC’s regulatory agenda. [Separate registration fee.]

John McCaffrey, Partner, Stinson LLP, Washington, D.C. 

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Pre-Rally Seminar: Increasing Influence & Building Board Consensus

This class will provide public power board members with the tools and skills necessary to successfully engage the challenges boards face by introducing enhanced conflict resolution, communication, and negotiation techniques. These techniques and tactics are taught through presentation and case studies specific to the electric utility industry. Learn how to navigate different power asymmetries, establish influence, and how to recognize and avoid group think in the boardroom. [Separate registration fee- box lunch provided.]

Byron Bagby, Instructor, LDR Leadership, and Managing Partner of BMB Strategies, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Advisory Committee Meeting

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PowerPAC Board Meeting

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Joint Action Agencies Meeting

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Policy Makers Council Meeting

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Women in Public Power Reception

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Tuesday, February 27

8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. President’s Circle Breakfast (PowerPAC President’s Circle only)

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. L&R Committee Meeting

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. L&R Committee Luncheon

4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m. PowerPAC Open House (PowerPAC members only)

Wednesday, February 28

7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Legislative Rally Breakfast

Events subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all events are closed to the press.

 

*Click here to download the 2024 Legislative Rally schedule of events

L&R Committee

Members can help shape APPA’s policy priorities by voting on resolutions through the Legislative and Resolutions Committee. Each member organization is eligible to designate one employee or governing board member to serve as its voting delegate on the committee.

APPA’s policies on legislation, regulations, and other federal issues are determined through a democratic, grassroots process that occurs annually. The L&R Committee meets once a year at the Legislative Rally, which is typically held in late February or early March. This process begins by APPA members, individually or collectively, drafting proposed policy resolutions and submitting them to the L&R Committee in advance of its meeting at the annual Legislative Rally.

When a resolution has been adopted by the L&R Committee at the Legislative Rally meeting, it becomes APPA policy, with full force and effect, until it is given final consideration at the annual APPA Business Meeting in June (during the National Conference).

Only one voting delegate per APPA member organization is allowed. If you have questions about designating a voter, please email [email protected].

Members may wish to start by reviewing current policy resolutions. Key questions to ask as you review them are:

  • Has APPA adopted a policy position that needs to be altered?
  • Have conditions changed so existing positions need to be revised and updated?
  • Are there other issues not previously addressed for which the APPA needs to stake out public power's interests?

All proposed resolutions must be made available to L&R Committee members at least two weeks prior to the meeting so that committee members have adequate time to review them. Therefore, if you are a member and would like to submit any resolutions, please email them to Desmarie Waterhouse, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Communications & General Counsel, at [email protected], no later than February 9, 2024.