Spring Meeting 2017 Tentative Agenda
updated 4/18/17
(subject to change – please check back for updates)

Registration is open, please click here.

Wednesday May 17
8:00 am                       Registration Desk Opens

8:30 – 11:30 am        Concurrent Training Modules – REGISTER FOR ONE MODULE ONLY
                                                      (these modules are a separate registration from the Annual Meeting)

Module #1:  Port Finance and Taxation:  Paying for Things

Registration is open, please click here.

Review types of taxes permitted, taxation limitations, the taxation process, types of debt, the debt process, the future of debt in today’s political environment, and using debt as a tool.

Module #2:  Community Outreach

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Fundamentals of, and issues related to, the structure of effective communications including identifying key communication and outreach components purpose, audience, content and tools); common challenges facing ports in their efforts on a broad range of outreach.  Discuss the mechanics of an effective communication effort.

12:00 noon               Luncheon
                                   TBD – Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands

2:00 – 5:00 pm         Concurrent Policy Seminars

Seminar #1:  Rural Economic Development

Seminar #2:  Climate Adaptation

5:00 – 6:30 pm           Associate Member Reception

(if you are an associate member & would like more info, please click here)

Evening                       On your own for dinner

Thursday May 18

6:00 am                       Fitness Walk (optional – meet in hotel lobby)

8:00 am                       Ports Only Breakfast

9:30 am                       Optional Spouse Program (more info to follow later)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm   Policy Committee Meetings

9:00 – 10:30 am – Environmental Committee Meeting

9:00 – 10:30 am – Trade & Transportation Committee Meeting

9:00 – 10:30 am – Public Relations Committee Meeting

9:00 – 12:00 noon – Legal Committee Meeting

o Maritime places of refuge (Aaron Fickes and Katie Matison, Lane Powell, PC)
o Implications of Columbia Riverkeeper et al v. Port of Vancouver USA, et al port district leasing (Frank Chmelik, Chmelik, Sitkin & Davis; Lisa Lowe, Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt; Scott Keller, Executive Director, Port of Benton)
o Salary adjustments and bonuses (Foster Pepper, PLLC)
o Drones (Craig Russillo, Schwabe. Williamson and Wyatt, PC)

10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Marina Committee Meeting

Click here to view Marina Committee agenda.

10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Economic Development Committee Meeting

(agendas will be posted as they are developed)

12:00 pm                     Luncheon

Keynote:  Kristofer Johnson, President & CEO, Assn. of WA Business

1:30 – 2:30 pm            Roundtable Discussions

1. Outlook: This Year’s Fishing Season
2. The Use of Drone Technology
3. Marketing Real Estate
4. Activities of the Aviation Alliance
5. Partnering With Your City:  Two Case Studies
6. Something Bad Just Happened:  Working With Insurance Claims
7. Succession Planning and Leadership Development
8. Running a Public Meeting on a Controversial Topic

2:45 – 3:30 pm            Report on the 2017 Legislative Session

3:30 -4:30 pm                     Port Reports

– Port of Bremerton
– Port of Clarkston
– Port of Vancouver


6:00 pm                       President’s Reception Honoring President Karen Moore

Friday May 19

8:00 am                       Awards Breakfast
                                      Scholarship and Miscellaneous Awards

9:00 am                       Board of Trustees Meeting

12:00 noon                 Adjourn


SPOUSE TOUR AGENDA – Thursday, May 18, 2017

**Your spouse MUST preregister for this event to guarantee their space on the bus**



Time:  The bus will leave Suncadia Resort promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will return you to the Resort at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Attendee Cost:  $50.00 (we will bill the individual attendees – not your ports)

Includes:  Motor coach transportation to and from Suncadia Resort, a local guide, picnic lunch with wine and a wine tasting at your final stop.

How Do I Register?:  There is a space on the Spring Meeting registration form that is specifically for your spouse to attend this event so you simply add them when you are registering yourself for the Spring Meeting.  If you forget to fill it out or want to add them later, please contact Missy in the association office at:  360-943-0760 or mgoodell@washingtonports.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Missy Goodell in the association office:  mgoodell@washingtonports.org or call 360-943-0760.

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