New Partnership for 2021!
While TMUA has cancelled the 2021 TMUA Utility Leadership and Management Conference, we do have exciting news!
TMUA is partnering with the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT) on their Spring Conference which will be virtual April 12-16. TMUA will produce the post conference sessions on the morning of Friday, April 16.
Attendees will be able to register for just the post conference sessions or for the conference and post conference at a discount.
Each session has been approved for one (1) continuing education credit (CEU) for Water and Wastewater. The total CEU credits possible is four (4) CEUs.
To see the full conference agenda, click here.
TMUA’s Post Conference Sessions:
Smart Partnerships Make Financial Sense.
Are you considering partnerships with other Cities? Or public-private partnerships? This session is an overview of the benefits and the challenges presented in City partnerships with other municipalities and private entities. Come and learn as several cities share their experiences and the positive impact these partnerships have had on their community.
Panelists: Chad McKenzie, Director of Sports Management and Tourism, City of Round Rock; Susan Morgan, Chief Financial Officer, City of Round Rock; Sam Roberts, Assistant City Manager, City of Cedar Park; and Michael Thane, Director of Utilities, City of Round Rock
AMI – An Overview. The impact and cost/benefits of implementing an AMI System.
Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) systems are being implemented by municipalities across Texas. This technology can provide many opportunities including operational efficiency, better communication with customers and improved water conservation. This session will provide an overview of AMI and cover the implementation process as well as the cost and benefits of converting to an AMI System.
Panelists: Richard Abernethy, Assistant Director of Utilities, City of Waxahachie; Ric O’Connor, Regional Sales Manager, Master Meter, Inc.; Michael Thane, Director of Utilities and Environmental Services, City of Round Rock; Francisco “Cisco” Vicent, Assistant Director of Utilities and Environmental Services, City of Round Rock; and Jessica Woods, Water Conservation Program Coordinator, City of Round Rock
CONNECTING THE DROPS: UTILITY BILLING MOVES TO THE WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
The City of Corpus Christi Utility Business Office (UBO) reported to the Finance Department until October 2019. After a billing system fiasco in 2018, UBO was moved to the Water Utilities Department. This session will review the case for this transition as well as the impacts on customer service.
Speaker: Reba George, MPA, CPM, Assistant Director, Business & Customer Support, City of Corpus Christi-Water Utilities
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
FROM DROUGHT RESILIENCY TO COVID STABILITY…RATE SUCCESS!
A look at how Mansfield Water Utilities (MWU) drought-resilient rate proved to also be sound during a pandemic. Much like many utilities: MWU paused charging penalties and fees and services disconnections. Anticipating the worst, everyone was pleasantly surprised when revenue remained strong throughout year-end. While this tested our rate resiliency, success proved deserving of MWU’s first AAA bond rating.
Speaker: Jeff Price, Director of Water Utilities, City of Mansfield
What are the registration options and fees?
REGISTRATION FEES BY March 31 AFTER March 31
GFOAT CONFERENCE ONLY FEES
GFOAT Active Member * $300 $325
GFOAT Non Members $350 $400
TMUA POST CONFERENCE ONLY FEES
GFOAT & TMUA Active Member * $100 $125
GFOAT & TMUA Non Members $125 $150
CONFERNCE AND POST CONFERENCE COMBINED FEES
GFOAT & TMUA Active Member* $350 $400
GFOAT & TMUA Non-Members $425 $500
*Membership in GFOAT or TMUA must be completed by March 22, 2021 to get membership fees.
For more information, click here to go to the GFOAT Conference Information page.