Utility Leadership Conference

Minneapolis MN | July 16-19, 2019

With the theme Building a Network of Influence: Utility Executive Leadership in a Changing World, NACWA’s 2019 Utility Leadership Conference will explore the cultural, operational and technological shifts that are influencing all aspects of clean water utility management and how utility executives are adapting.

The last decade has brought about significant changes – from the national level and the growing partisan divide, to the local level where utilities are playing an increasingly-visible role in their communities. Challenges involving workforce, rate setting and affordability, and community and customer engagement are playing out both nationally and locally, putting utility executives in a position that presents both challenges and opportunities. NACWA’s 2019 Utility Leadership Conference will explore these and other issues facing utility leaders and provide strategies to help navigate the constantly evolving utility management environment.

Why Attend?

  • Compelling agenda focused on critical utility leadership topics

  • Interactive learning through discussions, panel presentations, and peer-to-peer engagement

  • Discussions at the NACWA committee meetings on the latest clean water issues, accomplishments, and innovations

  • Engagement with sector colleagues through One-2-One Networking

  • Utility recognition for Excellence in Management, Peak Performance, and Advocacy

  • Keynote Speaker, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, will share her captivating story, empowering attendees to prepare for the future and achieve desired results


Featured Events


Keynote Address

Zero to BreakthroughTM... Who Needs a Runway?! featuring Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour

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One-2-One Networking

A Unique Opportunity to Connect With Colleagues

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Facility Tour and Presentation

Ensuring Safe and Reliable Solids Management for the Future at MCES

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Schedule at a Glance


July 16

  • Water Quality Committee Meeting
  • Legal Affairs Committee Meetings
  • First Time Attendee & New Member Meet & Greet
  • Welcoming Reception

July 17

  • Facility & Collection Systems Committee Meeting
  • Legislative and Regulatory Policy Committee Meeting and Issue Update
  • One-2-One Networking
  • Reception
  • Women’s Water Network Dinner

July 18

  • Plenary Session I & Annual Business Meeting
  • Plenary Session II
  • Awards Ceremony & President’s Reception

July 19

  • Communications and Public Affairs Committee Meeting
  • Plenary Session III
  • Facility Tour and Presentation at MCES

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Participant List
Please email Ebony Scott for the Participant List.








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