2020 Annual Member Meeting

Log in to our first virtual Annual Meeting on August 20. Mark your calendar and watch your email for instructions.

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Join Your Fellow Grid Forward Members at Our Annual Meeting August 20

All Grid Forward members are invited to join us on August 20 from 2-4pm for our first virtual annual meeting! We will catch up on organization initiatives, elect board members, and record a live podcast with Audrey Zibelman, CEO of Australia Energy Market Operator. But it won’t be all business; we’ll have opportunities for you to connect with your fellow members. 

Watch your email for an invitation and instructions for the annual meeting. 

This year, non-members are also invited to attend by registering here.

Help Your Community Set the Agenda Going Forward

Even though we won’t be physically together, we’ll be working together on important business. One person from each member organization will attend as a voting member, but all member staff are welcome to join in the gathering.
This year, non-members are invited to join our annual meeting. Click here for non-member registration.


2:00pm Business Meeting – We will elect board members for extended and new terms of service on the Board of Directors. If you would like to nominate a candidate, please fill out the brief form here. Please nominate candidates by July 17th (use form below).
Additionally we will share updates on the organization as we are navigating these very unique times. We will highlight the portfolio of virtual areas we are now hosting to connect our community and help facilitate sharing of important information. We will also introduce the new members of our Expert Advisory Council who are helping provide guidance to the efforts and direction of the organization. 
3:00pm Grid Innovators Awards – Believe it or not, we started Smart Grid Oregon in the spring of 2010. As we celebrate a successful first decade, we’d like to highlight accomplishments in bringing grid innovation it into reality. We will award an organization and an individual who have made meaningful strides in accelerating grid innovation and bringing grid modernization to life in our region.
Who do you think we should recognize? Click here to nominate your candidate.
3:30pm – Live Podcast Recording with Audrey Zibelman, CEO of Australia Energy Market Operator

Bryce Yonker will record a live discussion with Audrey about grid innovation in Australia and what lessons we can use here at home, in the next episode of our Grid Forward Chats podcast series. We will be taking audience questions as well, so don’t miss this opportunity to be part of our event.

4:00pm Grid Forward Members Remote Social – Want to connect with a few members (and non-members) you have not met before, or reconnect with someone you haven’t seen in a while? We will host a number of virtual small groups to meet and discuss a current topic with each other. 

Members: Nominate a 2020 Board Member

Grid Forward invites members to nominate candidates for its Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 term.  A reminder that only members may nominate candidates for board positions, and all nominations should be completed online using this link.  Nominations should include: 

  • Your name as the person nominating a board candidate
  • The candidate’s name, position and organization
  • A brief statement outlining how this candidate contributes to the Grid Forward mission

Nominations to the Board closed July 17.  Thanks in advance for your submissions.