Register for Meeting and Make Hotel Reservation
Hometown Connections Winter Affiliates Meeting
Jan. 29-30, 2020 | Fort Collins, CO
As you make your plans for the Hometown Connections Winter Meeting, please note the deadline for reserving your hotel room at the group discount rate is January 7. To reserve your room at The Elizabeth Hotel, use THIS LINK. To register with Hometown as a meeting attendee, use THIS LINK.
- Welcome to the City of Fort Collins, Mayor Wade Troxell
- Hometown Connections Update
- Consulting and Training: Latest Initiatives
- AMI Program Update: Our Competitive Advantage
- Cyber Security Program Update: Leveraging Existing Cyber Resources
- Tour of Platte River Power Authority
- JAA Roundtable: Share Service Aggregation Experiences
See this LINK to download the full agenda.
Steve’s Love Letter to Fort Collins
I’m looking forward to seeing many of you in January in Fort Collins, a great public power community. I’ve been trying for many years to find a way to get you all to my hometown, so am glad we are finally making that “connection” (pun intended). I’ve been here for over 30 years and in that time, have seen the population double. Yet Fort Collins remains distinctive largely because of its Old Town area. Main Street Disney was largely patterned after the historic storefronts, courthouse and fire station of Fort Collins Old Town. Today, Old Town’s shops are filled more with restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries and gift shops and the town is known for beer (25 breweries and counting) and increasingly, live music. In January, the holiday lights (LED of course) will still be on through all of Old Town.
The Hotel Elizabeth is a new, but instantly classic Old Town hotel and conference center. It is one of about 150 Marriott properties worldwide that are part of their Autograph Collection. Like each of the Autograph properties, The Elizabeth has a unique focus, in their case, music. Musical instruments can be borrowed, record players are scattered through many of the rooms. The distinctive 164 room hotel features locally curated art, whimsical décor and one of a kind experiences including The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market, Bowerbird Coffee, The Magic Rat live music venue, and Sunset Lounge, a rooftop cocktail bar.
Fort Collins not part of metro Denver, as it sits about 60 miles north. Yet, it is only about 20 minutes longer of drive than the drive to Golden, where we’ve been in the past. If you rent a car, let them know you’ll be using E-470 toll road in case they need to add a transponder. Shuttle service runs between DIA and Fort Collins through Groome Transportation. It looks like the first passenger is $49 one way for the first passenger, $30 for each additional.
Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservation Details
The Hometown Connections 2020 Winter Affiliates Meeting will take place on January 29 (all day) and 30 (half day) at The Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, CO. Hometown staff and representatives from our affiliated joint action agencies/state associations will discuss product plans and marketing strategies for 2020.
A detailed agenda will be published shortly.
To register with Hometown for the meeting, use THIS LINK.
The group rate for the hotel room is $199 per night, with a booking deadline of January 7. To reserve your room at The Elizabeth Hotel, use THIS LINK.
Our Winter Meeting is for Hometown Connections staff and affiliates only. We look forward to welcoming our vendor partners to the Hometown Connections Annual Meeting in the summer of 2020.
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