Join us in Lincoln!

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March 21-23, 2023
Cornhusker Marriott Hotel
Downtown Lincoln, Neb.

The conference is a great opportunity to join your peers and colleagues from the region to learn about today's issues
facing municipalities in the areas of energy, economic development and much more.

Online registration coming soon!


Opening Keynote Speaker

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Chief Richard Picciotto will deliver a gripping, firsthand account of the day that altered history, underscoring the significance of courage, preparation and effective leadership when confronted with enormous adversity.

Picciotto was the New York City Fire Department Battalion Commander in lower Manhattan when it was the target of terrorist attacks on 9/11. Picciotto and his fellow firefighters selflessly rushed inside the World Trade Center towers to rescue those trapped inside. The highest-ranking firefighter to survive that day, he humbly reflects on his efforts and offers an insider’s knowledge of how courage and training helped save numerous lives.

He also chronicles this experience in his best-selling book "Last Man Down".   

Closing Keynote Speaker

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American Public Power Association (APPA) President and CEO Joy Ditto will provide a national perspective on public power and the electric industry.

Prior to becoming president of APPA in January 2020, Ditto was the president and CEO of the Utilities Technology Council, a global trade association representing electric, gas, and water utilities on their mission-critical information and communications technologies.

She has testified before the U.S. Senate and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is a past member of the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee and a past chair of the National Energy Resources Organization. She is currently on the Board of the Electrical Safety Foundation International and the Center for Energy Workforce Development.


Conference Session Topics

  • Crypto Data Mining: What's it All About?
    • Matt Hein, Energy Services Manager at Cedar Falls Utilities
  • Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions
    • Matt Gilliland, Director of Operations Support and Business Continuity for Nebraska Public Power District
  • Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places
    • Peter Kageyama, author and former President of Creative Tampa Bay and Co-Founder of Creative Cities Summit
  • State Energy Issues Panel Discussion


  • NMPP Annual Board Meeting and Members Council Meeting
  • Sponsors and Booth Exhibits 
  • Annual Awards Banquet