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NRECA 918.1

  • Maximizing Your Grassroots Strategy
    July 31, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This course is only open to cooperative members of the AIEC. For more information, call Mary Zitek at 217-241-7934.

Maximizing Your Grassroots Strategy

Date:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Location:  Crowne Plaza |  3000 S Dirksen Pkwy |  Springfield, IL 62703
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Class Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Gabe Snow and Laura Vogle
Registration Deadline: July 12, 2019

Course Overview:

​Effective political engagement at all levels of government requires significant planning and is vital to empowering member-owners to protect and advance the interests of their cooperative. The power of distribution cooperatives to influence policymakers is vital to their continued success. This course helps directors connect the dots between what they as individual directors can do on behalf of their cooperative while maximizing relationships with their statewide and with NRECA to make sure the co-op voice is heard on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies.

Key Topics:

  • Strategies for engaging consumer-members in grassroots advocacy on behalf of the their cooperative
  • Infusing grassroots into the co-op’s strategic plan
  • Communicating with identified advocates and champions among the co-op’s member base
  • Creating a political game plan

Who Should Attend?

Directors of cooperative boards and CEOs who serve on G & T boards.


Lunch and break refreshments will be served.

Credit Available:

One (1) credit will be awarded upon the successful completion of this course. Credit for this course will be applied toward NRECA’s Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) and counts as continuing education for the DGC status upon completion of the BLC and enrollment in the DGC program.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made prior to the registration deadline will not be charged. Cancellations made 48 hours prior to the event will be charged ½ of the determined administrative price for attending. Cancellations within 48 hours of the course or a “No Show,” will be charged the full amount. Substitutions are allowed. Since this course is off-site, the usual $25 fee for attending will be increased based on the charges from the Crowne Plaza and additional over 50 attendee charges from NRECA.

Rooming Blocks:

The Crowne Plaza
3000 S Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703

$122 plus tax
Cutoff date 7-1-19

Holiday Inn Express
3050 S Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703

$112 plus tax
Cutoff date 7-1-19



Venue Phone: (217) 529-7777

3000 S Dirksen Parkway
United States