NEPPA’s Annual Membership Meeting & Apprentice Lineworker Graduation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023 8:30 am – 2:00 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Leominster, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453.

Review 2023, learn about NEPPA’s plans for 2024, build relationships with your professional colleagues and industry partners and meet with old and new friends.

2023 Agenda

 Agenda details are still being finalized and are therefore subject to change.

7:30 am     Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:30 am     Members Welcome & President’s Address, Mr. Nicholas Lawler, LELWD
8:45 am     Keynote: Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.)


Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen. This event is widely recognized as one of the most brazen acts of terrorism by al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.  He is the author of Front Burner – Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole, that recounts the story of Al Qaeda’s bombing of his ship and the continuing ramifications for the war on terror.

9:45 am   Networking/ Break
10:00 am   Financial Reports, Ms. Elizabeth Dailey, Director of Administration & Finance, NEPPA

10:15 am   Executive Director’s Report, Mr. Michael Hyland, NEPPA Executive Director
10:45 am  Networking and Break
11:00 am   Legislative Update, Meguire Whitney, LLC, Ms. Elizabeth Whitney
11:30 am   Graduation
12:00 pm   Intro of Affiliate Members – Corporate & Associate Members

At this, time we ask Affiliate Members who wish to introduce themselves to line up by the podium. For the sake of time, please limit your introductions to approximately one (1) minute.

12:30 pm Luncheon
2:00 pm Adjourn

Corporate and Affiliate Members:

If you are interested in having a complimentary display table please email to reserve your table today. Table are subject to availablity at time of request.

This event is free to members; However, it is important that we know you are coming so Please RSVP today, so we can plan accordingly.

2022 Graduates 

Must RSVP by
Tuesday, November 21, 2023


If you haven’t already, please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible:

To make your overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly and mention you’re with the Northeast Public Power Association or NEPPA 2023 Annual Membership Meeting to get the rate.

Rooms and rates are held until Monday, November 13, 2023. (Based on availability)

DoubleTree by Hilton Leominster  $129/night + tax
99 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA, 01453
(978) 534-9000

Click here to make online reservation

Please contact Wendy Esche at if you have any questions.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to call the office at (978) 540-2200.


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