2017 FMEA Annual Conference
Diamond sponsors
Burns & McDonnell
Gold Sponsors
Silver sponsor
Duke Energy Nixon Peabody LLP
Bronze sponsor
Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP

About the Conference

The 2017 FMEA Annual Conference will be held in Ponte Vedra at the Sawgrass Marriott.

The Conference is a summer highlight for representatives from all segments of the electric utility industry: public, private and cooperative, and is extremely successful due to the support of the Florida Public Power Community.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be registered for the conference to participate in any additional functions.

Who should attend?

Governing boards (elected and appointed), City council members, Mayors, Utility general managers and CEOs, Senior utility managers, Utility policy and strategy makers, Future utility leaders, Industry partners, Public power consultants and subject matter experts.

FMEA Continuing Education Program

There are 7.25 CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits/Professional Development Hours) available for attending this FMEA event.

Attendee Pricing
Before June 16, 2017
After June 16, 2017
FMEA Municipal Member
FMEA Associate or Affiliate Member
Spouse or Guest registration
Additional Functions
Pre-conference Seminar: State & Federal Legislative Process
Fellowship Breakfast
Additional Banquet ticket (Adult)
Additional Banquet ticket (Child)
  • Attendee Registration Form (PDF)
  • Online Attendee Registration

FMEA Policy-maker Scholarship Program

Recipients of the FMEA Policy-Maker Scholarship are awarded complimentary conference registration. Additional conference functions are not included (i.e., Fellowship Breakfast and Spouse/Guest registration.)

Recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • One scholarship awarded annually per FMEA utility member
  • Recipient must be a first-time conference attendee
  • Recipient must be accompanied by a senior-level city or utility official who is fully registered for the Conference

Conference Agenda Overview

Tuesday, July 18

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Registration Desk Open

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Preconference Seminars

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Networking Reception for Colleagues and Sponsors

Wednesday, July 19

9:00 – 5:00 pm 

Registration Desk Open

8:30 – 10:30 am

FMPA Meetings

10:30 – 12:30 pm

FMEA Board of Directors meeting and lunch

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Ice Cream Social

1:30 – 4:30 pm

Opening General Session

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Reception Honoring Elected and Appointed Officials

Thursday, July 20

7:00 – 5:00 pm  

Registration Desk Open

7:00 – 8:00 am     

Fellowship Breakfast (separate ticket purchase required)

8:30 am – Noon

Morning General Session (continental breakfast provided)

Noon – 1:30 pm


2:00 – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Legal Seminar
  • Policy-Makers Forum
  • Controlling Costs & Providing Outstanding Service for Today and Tomorrow

6:30 – 7:00 pm 


7:00 – 9:00 pm           

Annual Banquet

Sponsorship Opportunities

The conference is important to your business because it brings together the top elected officials and decision-makers of Florida’s public power utilities. If you conduct business with municipal electric utilities, you understand that sustained relationships and continuous visibility to this market segment are essential for long-term success.This conference is the premier event for interaction with key personnel of FMEA’s member utilities.

Contribution amount
Number of registrants included

*Diamond Sponsors receive complementary registrations at each of the major FMEA Events

Hotel Information

A third party claiming to represent FMEA may contact attendees of upcoming conferences and offer assistance with hotel reservations. No such third party is affiliated with FMEA or authorized to represent us — please do NOT make hotel reservations through any third party that may contact you by phone or email. FMEA maintains room blocks with specially negotiated rates at all our conference hotels and attendees are encouraged to only use the online reservation links, phone numbers, and discount codes available on the FMEA web site.

To make hotel reservations, please call the Sawgrass Marriott reservations department at 800-457-4653. Identify yourself as attending the Florida Municipal Electric Association Conference. (An online reservation link will be provided soon.)

Sawgrass Marriott
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Main Hotel Phone: (904) 285-7777