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1. Submit presentation abstracts yourself (or encourage others) for 41st PLMA Conference.  Deadline is January 9. Details at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference-call-for-presenters.  

Member Pipeline - Current member count is 165 organizations
- New Members: Seattle City Light; Snohomish County PUD, Sunverge Energy 
- Lost Members: Blackhawk Networks, Zome Energy Networks 

Leadership Appointments.  The Executive Committee has made the following appointments:
- Derek Kirchner, Consumers Energy to Executive Committee to backfill seat left vacant by Troy Eichenberger's (TVA) election to Treasurer
- Brett Feldman, Navigant to Awards Group Co-chair 
- Laurie, Duhan, BGE to Fiscal Committee

41st PLMA Conference, Scottsdale.  The call for presenters has launched with deadline of January 9 at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference-call-for-presenters.  Sponsor and attendee registration is open at www.peakload.org/41st-plma-conference. 

Executive Director Search. A Search Committee led by Vice Chair Richard Barone, Hawaiian Electric is conducting interviews with a short list of candidates with a goal to extend an offer to a prospective new Executive Director early next year.    

Resource Directory Updates. Most recent addition is a simulcastrecording of "Global Load Management Interest Group Discussion" at 40th PLMA Conference.  Access at www.peakload.org/resources

Member News. PLMA posts news, RFPs, job postings, etc. on PLMA website at no cost as a member benefit.  Newest posts are: CPS Energy is Seeking EV Program Implementor; Smartenit Launches Next Generation of Connected DER Load Controllers.  Access at www.peakload.org/news  

Calendar of events is at: www.peakload.org/calendar and here are some other upcoming activities:
Nov. 14 - Jan. 9 - Call for Presentations for 41st PLMA Conference
Jan. 28 - PLMA Member Breakfast Meet-up @ DistribuTECH, San Antonio, Texas
April 20-22 - 41st PLMA Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nov. 9-11 - 42nd PLMA Conference, Baltimore