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USET 2023 Tribal Utility Finance Forum

May 16, 2023 - May 17, 2023

USET is excited to present the hybrid USET 2023 Tribal Utility Finance Forum  (TUFF) on the sacred homelands of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, LA.


When: May 16-17, 2023, at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central/9:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern each day

Where: Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA 71351
To make your hotel reservation, please call the Paragon Casino Resort at (800) 642-7777, and refer to the 2023 Tribal Utility Finance Forum – USTM15G.

Who should attend: All USET member Tribal Utility Supervisors and Managers, Finance, Planners and Economic Development staff.

What: New to Tribal Utilities? TUFF will discuss when Tribal Nations have secured funding for utilities and need assistance on the next steps, such as

  • Rate analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting and Planning
  • Workforce Retention
  • Funding opportunities
  • Cyber Security

Meet agencies such as, USDA Rural Development, Department of Energy, National American Indian Housing Council, Department of Transportation (tentative).

Register: Registration link

Stipends: Stipends will be available for one person from each USET member Tribal Nation to assist with travel expenses.

Virtual Platform: If you are a virtual attendee, log in to the Attendee Website to view agendas, add sessions to your personal schedule, network with other attendees and attend virtual sessions. When it’s time for the session to begin, a “Join Session” button will appear. You must register for the meeting to have access to the Attendee Website.

Meeting App

Download the USET/USET SPF Events app from your app store. Then within the app search for USET 2023 Tribal Utility Finance Forum. Download the event to the app. You can use it to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, create your personal schedule, view all agendas, and connect with attendees.

If you have used the app for a previous USET meeting, you will need to exit that event. Click on your profile, go to settings, and click “exit the event” at the bottom of the screen. Then search for USET 2023 Tribal Utility Finance Forum and download the event to your app.

COVID Protocols 

The USET Tribal Epidemiology Center (USET TEC) is a recognized public health authority supported by the Tribal Nations within the USET region. Throughout the course of the COVID pandemic, we have relied on their expertise to guide us to ensure for the overall safety, health, and wellness for our members, staff, and event attendees. As the impacts of COVID have evolved, we have continued to assess our protocols to ensure that they remain reflective of the current status of the pandemic.

Currently (as of 04/17/2023, subject to change), USET is no longer requiring proof of vaccination to attend USET-sponsored meetings. A supply of masks and tests will be made available for attendees to use at their discretion.

For questions, please contact Veronica Menta, USET OERM Financial Analyst, at


May 16, 2023
May 17, 2023
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Paragon Casino Resort
711 Paragon Place
Marksville, LA 71351 United States