TVPPA COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Cancellations

TVPPA Office Updates

Following social distancing guidelines issued by public health experts, TVPPA staff members are using a hybrid work model. We are now slowly moving back into the office, where social distancing is required, along with masks in common areas (you must provide proof of vaccination to not be required to wear a mask). TVPPA members can rest assured that while our staff work from the safety of their homes, and slowly moving back into the office, we will continue to fully support our members.                              

Our commitment to supporting you during this, or any other crisis, includes helping you adapt to changing realities. As our membership seeks to navigate this new landscape, TVPPA will continue to provide access to the tools and resources you need to reach your goals. 

Board, Advisory Group & Committee Meetings

During this time, TVPPA hosted meetings are being held in a variety of ways; webinar, conference call and hybrid meetings. For details regarding upcoming advisory group and committee meetings, reach out to the TVPPA staff liaison for that group.

TVPPA Board Meetings are being conducted in-person, via WebEx, by conference call or a combination of those, depending upon the general conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Members will be notified of details in the weeks leading up to scheduled board meetings.

Conferences

All events below are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

TVPPA is excited to return to in-person events!

Registration for the 75th Annual Conference is open. The event is scheduled for August 30 – September 1 at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington, Ky. Watch your mailbox and inbox for more details as the event date approaches.

The Safety & Security Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tenn., September 8-10. Registration opened on June 22.

The Accounting & Finance Conference will be held at the Music Road Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., October 20-22. Registration is scheduled to open on September 2.

Both the Human Resource Management Conference and the Utility CX Conference will be held at The Westin in Huntsville, Ala., November 17-19. Registration is scheduled to open on September 14.

The remaining conference planning committee meetings will be scheduled only as needed leading up to events.

If you have any questions please message us at conferences@tvppa.com.

Education and Training

The majority of technical and business development classes are now in-person with standard safety measures in place. There are still few business classes that will be offered for virtual training. Linemen training is continuing to be in-person with class sizes ranging from 7 to over 20 attendants with appropriate social distancing and safety measures in place with most classes being held outside. The current calendar of classes and trainings can be found here.

Our Education & Training department has implemented safety procedures for all in-person classes and trainings. To read the full list of procedures, click here.

Please direct any questions to our Training Team.

Sharing Knowledge & Resources

For our members, “blue sky” preparation for a storm is standard operating procedure. But for most the need to prepare for a health epidemic and its potential impact on their workforce, their customers and their community is uncharted territory. That’s why TVPPA has created a repository of action plans/operational decisions and planning resources to enable our members to share plans and planning resources with other members for assistance in the development of their own plans. The Response Plan Repository can be found on the Member Menu after logging into the site.

Knowledge is power and we invite you to share with us any plans and resources you think will be most helpful to your peers.  Please send your materials to our Communications Team and contact Danette Scudder if you have questions or additional ideas for how we can best serve you at this time.