Event Profile

NWPPA Annual Conference & Membership Meeting - POSTPONED

May 17 — 20, 2020
Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W. Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336 




NWPPA’s primary consideration will always be the safety of our members and staff. As a training organization, we also strive to involve our broadest membership in our events. We have been closely monitoring both the status of public health concerns and the increasing travel restrictions at our member utilities; as a result the 2020 Annual Conference & Membership Meeting scheduled for May 17-20, in Kennewick, Wash.., has been postponed with the intention to reschedule the event in whole or in part later in the year.

We will distribute more information as soon as possible. Those who are registered for the event will receive refund information via email from NWPPA but will need to cancel their own hotel and travel reservations.

Who Should Attend:

Utility general managers and CEOs; assistant managers; senior utility leaders; utility board directors, commissioners, and council members; associate members; and trade association heads.

Related Events:

Annual Meeting Pre-conference Courses:

Robert's Rules of Order - Meeting Management and Democratic Order, May 18, 2020

NRECA CCD 2640 - Financial Decision Making, May 18, 2020

Conference Overview:

For 80 years, NWPPA has been serving and supporting members’ education, communication, and legislative advocacy needs. This year, we celebrate those member partnerships and look at the future of energy resources, technology, and service for public power. Don’t miss this learning and networking opportunity where outstanding speakers, panelists, experts, and your peers will share their rich knowledge and experience.

Annual meeting pre-conference classes will be held in conjunction with this event and will be open soon for registration.

Conference Agenda:

Please download the conference program here.

Conference Schedule:

The conference will be held May 17-20, 2020; the NWPPA Annual Business Meeting will be held on May 19.

Conference Location:

Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336

Hotel Information:

Multiple hotels have been blocked for your convenience. Please call the hotel no later than the cutoff date listed to receive the group rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Springhill Suites by Marriott
7048 W. Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 820-3026

Room rate: $145
Cutoff date: April 16, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn
701 North Young Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-4600

Room rate: $145
Cutoff date: April 16, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites
7809 W Quinault Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 783-2164

Room rate: $149
Cutoff date: April 21, 2020

Red Lion Inn & Suites
602 N Young St
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 396-9979

Room rate: $129
Booking code: NWPP0516
Cutoff date: April 25, 2020
Online booking link: Reservations

Red Lion Columbia Center Kennewick
1101 N Columbia Center Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 783-0611

Room rate: $119
Booking code: NWPP0516
Cutoff date: April 25, 2020
Online booking link: Reservations 

Conference Fees:

Member Early Bird (ends 4/16/2020): $750
Member Standard: $825

Non-member Early Bird (ends 4/16/2020): $1,500
Non-member Standard: $1,575

For spouse/companion registration, please contact Gail Patterson at gail@nwppa.org or (360) 816-1450.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Find it on Map

Three Rivers Convention Center

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.