Join us in Lincoln!

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March 21-23, 2023
Marriott Cornhusker 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.


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Interested in being a sponsor for the Conference? Click here for sponsorship information!

Keynote Speaker

Richard PicciottoRichard Picciotto

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".   

Conference Session Topics

  • Digital Gold Rush: The Opportunity Cryptocurrency Presents for Utilities
    • 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
  • Elected Officials Breakfast/Forum
  • State Energy Issues Panel Discussion


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

Online Lodging Reservations

Online lodging reservations are available at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The special group rate is $102 per night.

Event Summary:
NMPP Energy Annual Conference
Start date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
End date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Last day to book: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Click here to book your group rate for the NMPP Energy Annual Meeting  

Annual Conference 2023 Call for Awards

The 2023 NMPP Energy Annual Conference will recognize annual Project of the Year Awards and individual awards. This is a great time to nominate your community projects and highlight deserving individuals to be recognized by their peers. Click on each link to download an award nomination form and consider nominating a community project or individual to be honored during the 2023 NMPP Energy Annual Conference:

Project of the Year Awards - awarded to energy/utility-related projects implemented within the last three years for the overall benefit of the community. Click here to download nomination form.

Bob Arraj Innovative Service Award - presented to an individual of an NMPP member utility who has excelled in the area of service and/or used innovative technological changes in the utility industry. Click here to download nomination form.

Rudy Hultgren Dedication Service Award - presented by the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska to an individual who displays commendable efforts in promoting public power and its ideals and in exemplifying devotion, dedication to public power and working together for the benefit of the community. Click here to download nomination form.

Nomination deadline for the awards is Feb. 24, 2023. Email Amber Degner, with any questions.