MREA Annual Meeting & Reception and Tradeshow

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 9:00 AM - Wednesday, March 20, 2024 11:30 AM (CDT)


MREA 2024 Annual Meeting 
March 19-20, 2024 (T 8:00am-4:30pm, W 8:00am-12:00pm)
St Paul RiverCentre,

175 W. Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, MN 

Monday, March 18 - Pre-Conference
4:30pm-5:30pm  Women Empowering Women In Rural Cooperatives (WE WIRC) Reception -
 Please join us to learn more and share you're ideas, check in at the registration table, there will be a drawing for the door prizes. Hope to see you there!  


Tuesday, March 19 - Legislative Day
7:00 Registration - Ballroom Concourse
7:00 Breakfast - Grand Ballroom ABC
8:00 REPAC - Deb Erickson, Chair, REPAC Trustees and Jenny Glumack
815  Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange Update- Phil Irwin

8:30 Legislative Leadership Panel: 
          Panel: Moderator Blois Olsen
            - Sen. Nick A Frenz - 
Chair, Senate Energy, Utilities, Environment, and Climate Committee - Confirmed
            - Rep. Chris Swedzinski - 
Minority Lead, House Climate and Energy Committee - Confirmed
            - Rep. Patty Acomb - 
Chair, House Climate and Energy Committee - Confirmed
            - Sen. Jason Rarick -
 Member, Senate Energy, Utilities, Environment, and Climate Committee - Confirmed
9:30  Review MREA Legislative Priorities - 
Jenny Glumack
Bus Service to Capitol - last bus returning from the capitol will be at 4:30pm
(Please make appointments after 11am)
4:30 Reception & Vendor Trade Show - Ballroom Concourse 

Wednesday, March 20 - Business Meeting Day

6:30 Registration - Ballroom Concourse 
6:30 Breakfast buffet - Grand Ballroom ABC 
7:15 District Caucuses 
8:00 MREA Business Meeting - Grand Ballroom ABC 
Welcome - Chair
    - Pledge
    - Lest We Forget Moment of Silence
    - Declare Quorum/Call to Order
    - Notice & Minutes 
Chair's address
    - 2024 Board of Directors introductions  
CoBank Update - Matt Hale
MREA Safety Update - Anthony Lenz
MREA Communications Update - Joe Miler
MN Touchstone Award - Joe Miller
Resolutions Report - Jennifer Scharmer
CFC & NCSC Update - Alison Deelstra, Jared Echternach, Deb Erickson
9:30 Break
MREA Update - Darrick Moe
MREA 2023 Financial Report - Melissa Stachovich
New Business - Chair
NRECA Update - Tim Velde
The Positive Power of Servant Leadership - Thomas A. Thibodeau - Viterbo University - Keynote Speaker
Sending prayer - Jerry Tvedt

Please click on the Register button to see pricing options

Annual Meeting March 19-20, 2024
Trade Show: March 19, 2024
Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 

MREA is offering a way for our vendor members to network with member co-op CEOs, directors and managers at the 2024 MREA Annual Meeting. 

Vendors are invited to join the Annual Meeting on Tuesday March 19, 2024 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

The St. Paul Hotel 
350 Market Street St. Paul, MN 55102 

Please visit:
Click on Reservations, Add date range, Drop down for Rate Select "I HAVE A CODE and GROUP" and in the CODE  enter  5742456  Guests can also call 800-292-9292 and ask for the MREA ANNUAL CONVENTION Room block ends:2/26/2024

Holiday Inn and Suites St Paul
175 West 7th Street
St Paul, MN 55102
Booking Link

MREA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all participants and staff in MREA meetings, conferences, training programs, and events both online and in-person. All Event participants including but not limited to attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff, students, guests and vendors, are expected to abide by this MREA Event Code of Conduct, and this code applies to all space and situations in which MREA meeting-related activities are being conducted, including virtual meetings and those sponsored by organizations other than MREA but held in conjunction with MREA Events. Participation constitutes agreement to comply with the Code of Conduct as a condition of attendance. .

All events in 2024 will be subject to a $50 late registration fee for anyone that registers less than 2 weeks prior to the published event dates.

St Paul RiverCentre, St Paul, MN
175 W. Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, MN 55102 United States
Event Contact
Amanda Meredith
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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 9:00 AM - Wednesday, March 20, 2024 11:30 AM (CDT)
Tuesday 8am - 3pm Wednesday 8am - 12pm
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