Utility University  2019

Join us for the  annual Utility University 2019  – a must-attend conference focused on exploration of the timely issues that affect the day-to-day financial and business operations of Midwestern municipal electric and water utilities and public utility districts.

Utility University attendees experience unparalleled opportunities for sharpening skills, sharing solutions and learning from peer utilities, and receiving resources to maximize operations and performance.

We proudly announce our 2019 Utility University keynote speaker: Cecilia Velasquez, Director of Financial Services/Controller, with San Antonio Water System, who will provide insight on the state of the utility industry.

Conference resources

Reasons to attend

  • Stay up to date on the latest financial and business topics and trends affecting municipal utilities and public utility districts
  • Gain knowledge from informative general sessions and engaging breakout sessions
  • Earn continuing education credit
  • Network with fellow public utility professionals from around the Midwest
  • Learn how to confront the challenges that keep you awake at night
  • Return to your community inspired with ideas and practices you can start implementing right away

Topics we’ll explore

Utility University focuses on business and financial topics and trends for municipal utilities and public utility districts. Attendees will gain the knowledge and tools to enhance the day-to-day financial and business operations of utility organizations.

  • State of the utility industry
  • Maximize your financial advisor relationship
  • Developing a resiliency plan
  • Making the best hiring decisions: Professionally validated employment tests
  • Financial planning to improve your bond rating
  • Operational resiliency through process improvement
  • Navigating the new lease accounting standard
  • Financial reporting's future: Understanding new and proposed GASB standards
  • Establishing a financial strategy to achieve your utility's goals

Who should attend

Financial and management professionals who work in Midwestern municipal utilities and public utility districts in these positions are encouraged to attend Utility University:

  • Chief financial officers, finance directors, comptrollers and accountants
  • Chief executive officers, general managers and assistant general managers
  • Clerks and treasurers
  • City administrators, managers and assistants
  • Vice presidents and directors of operations
  • Management analysts and assistants
  • Members of governing bodies including board members and other elected officials
  • Public works and utilities superintendents, administrators, directors and managers

Information about CPE eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this event, and advance preparation is not required.

Level: Basic
CPE credit: 7.5 hours total credit
Field of study: Accounting (Governmental), Finance, Management Advisory Services and Personnel/HR
CPE host: Anna Nelson

A certificate of completion will be emailed to you four to six weeks following the event.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund policies, please contact Heather Eggers at +1 (608) 240 2522.

Baker Tilly is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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