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APPA’s 2016 National Conference, Gathering in the Valley of the Sun


APPA’s National Conference was held in Phoenix, Arizona, June 10–15. We had great general session speakers; over 30 breakout sessions covering current industry topics from solar developments to workplace practices; a vendor Expo; a Day of Giving; awards; informal gatherings; and more. The meeting is a veritable “who’s who” of public power.

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December in the West


I have spent much of the last two weeks visiting APPA members in the West. I spoke at the Midwest Electric Consumers Association Annual Meeting in Denver, the Public Power Council Annual Meeting in Portland, and, most recently, the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Spending time with our members in the West reminds me just how the interests and concerns of our members vary around the country.

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