Powering Strong Communities

Overview of Public Power Governance

This introductory webinar provides an overview of public power governance.
March 22, 2019
1:30pm - 2:30pm Eastern

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Webinar Description

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

This introductory webinar provides an overview of public power governance. Learn about the various governance structures that are used by public power utilities as well as the accountabilities that are typically assigned through enabling legislation such as city charters and state statutes. Discuss how to delineate the role of the governing body from the role of management. Hear about a range of challenges to effective governance and how best to handle them.

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Series Description

This five-part 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.

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.


R. John Miner is an executive manager, educator, and consultant with more than 45 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He is president of Collaborative Learning, Inc./Collaboration Unlimited of Austin, Texas. John has been an instructor for the Association for more than 30 years and for the University of Wisconsin for 20 years. Before forming his own company, he worked for the Austin, Texas, Electric Utility Department (now Austin Energy), Rochester Public Utilities in Minnesota, and as an assistant professor at the University of Houston. He is also the author of the Association’s Electric Utility Basics manual.

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Registration/Fee Information

Individual webinars: $109 for members; $209 for nonmembers

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The 5-part series: $425 for members; $825 for nonmembers (one free webinar)

  • Register for the series (5 webinars).
  • Webinars are recorded and available for playback, in case you miss the live version.

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  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating from the same location, all can listen in via speaker phone.
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  • Submit your questions for speakers before the webinar — email them to [email protected]. You may also ask questions via online via chat during the webinar.


  • Each webinar is worth 1.2 CPE/.1 CEU/1 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 handouts and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

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