2022 CMUA Water & Power Conference Agenda

Sunday, April 3

9:30am CMUA Annual Walley Duncan Memorial Golf Outing — The Presidio Golf Club
5pm-6:30pm Welcome Reception (all attendees)

Monday, April 4
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast (all attendees)
8:45am – 9:30am Opening Remarks, Welcome to S.F. & General Session
  • Chris Garner, CMUA President & General Manager, Long Beach Water
  • Barry Moline, CMUA Executive Director
  • Dennis Herrera, General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
9:30am-10:15am How We’ll Meet the Clean Energy Future and Keep the Lights On
  • Elliot Mainzer, CEO, California Independent System Operator
10:15am-10:45am Break
10:45am-Noon Reaching Your Next Summit: 7 Vertical Lessons to Lead in the Unknown
  • Manley Feinberg, Mountaineer
Noon-1:15pm Luncheon (all attendees)
Small Water & Electric Utilities are the Backbone of Our Communities
  • Colin Hansen, APPA Chair of the Board, and CEO, Kansas Power Pool, Witicha, Kan.
1:30pm-2:30pm Where Will We Find the Next Generation of Employees?
  • Moderator: Dale Hunter, Executive Director, California African American Water Education Foundation
  • Kristie Kelley, Director of Workforce Development, Center for Energy Workforce Development
  • Elizabeth Toups, Director, Utilities Programs, JVS
2:30pm-3:00pm Ice Cream Social & Networking
3:00pm-4:15pm Big and Bold: Ideas for Sustainably Managing California Water
  • Moderator: Danielle Blacet-Hyden, Deputy Executive Director, CMUA
  • Craig Miller, General Manager, Western Municipal Water District
  • Tim Quinn, Executive Officer, San Joaquin Valley Water Collaborative Action Program
  • Kyle Jones, Policy and Legal Director, Community Water Center
  • Holly Doremus, Law Professor, UC Berkeley
4:15pm-5pm Shifting Political Winds
  • Mike Madrid, Political Consultant, GrassrootsLab
6pm-7:30pm Networking Reception (all attendees)

Tuesday, April 5

7:30 am – 8:30am Breakfast (all attendees)
8:45am –10am Panel: The Clean Energy Future ... Are We Ready?
10am-10:15am Break
10:15am-11am The Economy: Where We’ve Been and Where We Might Be Headed
  • Tim Quinlan, Economist, Wells Fargo
11am-11:30am Successful Community Engagement Strategies
  • William Ringland, Conservation/Public Affairs Manager, East Valley Water District
11:30am-Noon California’s Wildfires and Their Impact on the Rating Process
  • Jack Archibald, Senior Director, Business & Relationship Management, Fitch Ratings
Noon-1pm Luncheon (all attendees)
1pm-1:30pm CMUA Annual Business Meeting
1:30pm-2pm CMUA Board of Governors Meeting