Salishan Resort
7760 Highway 101 N.
Gleneden Beach, OR 97388

Date and Time

October 17 & 18, 2019

Members of the public who wish to attend or want more information about the OMEU Board meeting, and persons with disabilities who wish to request assistance, please contact Jennifer Joly at (971)600-6976. Interpreter services can be provided with 72 business hour notice prior to the meeting.



Thursday, October 17th – Afternoon, Room: Gallery

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Lunch and Introductions

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Update from Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE)
Janine Benner, Director, ODOE

1:00 – 1:30 PM

What’s Next for Carbon Policy? An Executive Branch Perspective
Kristen Sheeran, Energy & Climate Change Policy Advisor to Gov. Kate Brown

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Legislator Panel: Carbon Policy – What Now? & other Energy-related Legislative Issues
Senator Lee Beyer (D-Springfield)
Representative David Brock Smith (R-Port Orford)

2:30 – 3:15 PM

Federal Energy Update
Desmarie Waterhouse, VP Govt. Relations & Counsel, American Public Power Association (APPA)

3:15 – 3:30 PM


3:30 – 4:15 PM

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Update
Robin Furrer, Chief Administrative Officer, BPA

4:15 – 4:45 PM

Regional Energy Issues Update
Scott Simms, Executive Director, Public Power Council

4:45 – 4:55 PM

Public Input on Non-agenda Items
Pres. Gordon Zimmerman, OMEU

4:55 – 5:00 PM

Announcements & other Administrative Items
Jennifer Joly, OMEU

5:00 PM


Thursday, October 17th – Evening, Room: Lincoln/Pine

6:00 – 6:45 PM

OMEU Reception, Sponsored by Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA)

6:45 PM

OMEU Dinner

Friday, October 18th – Room: Gallery

7:30 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 8:05 AM

Approval of Minutes from June 20, 2019 Board Meeting
Pres. Gordon Zimmerman & All

8:05 – 8:25 AM

Executive Session – The Board will adjourn its regular meeting to go into executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(a) to consider public employment. Upon completion of the executive session the Board will return to its regular meeting
Pres. Gordon Zimmerman & All

8:25 – 8:40 AM

Budget Report and DRAFT OMEU 2020 Budget Presentation, LOC/OMEU Contract, OMEU Appointment to NRU, Administration Items
Jennifer Joly, OMEU

8:40 – 9:10 AM

Legislative and State Agency Update and Discussion
Jennifer Joly, OMEU & All

9:10 – 9:30 AM

Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) Update
Scott Corwin, Executive Director, NWPPA

9:30 – 10:00 AM

River Partners Update
Kurt Miller, Executive Director, River Partners

10:00 – 10:20 AM


10:20 – 11:10 AM

OMEU Roundtable, Meeting Schedule for 2020, Discussion of 2020 OMEU Officers, 2020 Annual Meeting Location, and other Administrative Items

11:10 – 11:55 AM

COU Lobbyist Panel: Looking Ahead to 2020 Legislative Session
Danelle Romain, The Romain Group, OR People’s Utility District Assn (OPUDA)
Ted Case, OR Rural Electric Cooperative Assn (ORECA)
Jason Heuser, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB)
Alec Shebiel, Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC)
Moderator: Jennifer Joly

11:55 – 12:00 PM

Public Input on Non-Agenda Items
Pres. Gordon Zimmerman, OMEU

12:00 PM

Pres. Gordon Zimmerman, OMEU