Upcoming Events

Port Day

January 23, 2018, Port Day, Olympia

The 2018 Port Day will be held on Tuesday, January 23.

Ports will not be asked to showcase their booths.  If you would like to meet with your legislator on this day, contact his or her office directly and make your appointment as soon as possible; their schedules fill up quickly.  See you in a few weeks!

Agenda to be posted closer to event.

 

Hotel options near the Capital and WPPA:

Towne Plaza Suites by Marriott, Olympia (a few blocks from the Capital and WPPA):
900 Capital Way S
360-753-8770

Doubletree by Hilton (near Farmer’s Market)
415 Capitol Way N
(360) 570-0555

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Tumwater-Olympia
4600 Capitol Blvd. SE, Tumwater
(360) 352-5433

Hilton Garden Inn Olympia
2101 Henderson Park Lane SE, Olympia
(360) 236-9934

 

Venue: Capitol Campus
Address:
Cherberg Conference Room, Olympia, WA, United States

Spring Meeting – Hilton, Vancouver, WA

May 9 – 11, 2018 – Hilton, Vancouver, WA

Registration will open March 2018.

Hotel reservations can be made after January 1, 2018.  Reservations:  (360) 993-4500.

Spring Meeting provides a casual atmosphere in which port colleagues can gain insight on the recent legislative session as well as issues which are of importance to ports.  It also provides a forum for the Board of Trustees to conduct the business of the Association, as stipulated in WPPA bylaws. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Venue: Hilton
Phone: 360-993-4500
Address:
301 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA, 98660, United States

Finance and Administration Seminar – Enzian Inn, Leavenworth

June 13 – 15, 2018 – Finance and Administration Seminar, Enzian Inn, Leavenworth

Registration will open mid-April 2018.

The Finance and Administration Committee Seminar is held yearly in June.  Topics are chosen based on relevance to port finance and administrative representatives.

WPPA invites topic suggestions for the 2018 annual seminar.  To suggest topics or speakers please call or email Tasha Cilurso at the WPPA office at 360-943-0760 or tcilurso@washingtonports.org.

Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact Tasha Cilurso at the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities at 360-943-0760 or tcilurso@washingtonports.org.

 

Venue: Enzian Inn
Phone: 800-223-8511
Address:
590 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA, 98826, United States

Commissioners Seminar – Suncadia, Cle Elum

July 22 – 24, 2018 – Commissioners Seminar, Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum

Registration will open mid-May 2018.  You can make your hotel reservations any time after January 1, 2018.

The Commissioner Seminar is held in the summer and is open to all port commissioners.  Topics are chosen based on present day relevance to commission issues.  Associate Members are welcome to sponsor this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

The event kicks off with an evening reception held Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Suncadia Resort.

Venue: Suncadia Resort
Phone: (866) 904-6300
Address:
3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA, 98922, United States

Small Ports Seminar – Enzian Inn, Leavenworth – NOTE DATE CHANGE

October 18 – 19, 2018:  Small Ports Seminar, Enzian Inn, Leavenworth

Registration will open in August 2018.

The small ports seminar is held yearly in October.  Topics are geared to helping our smaller ports reach their goals.  Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Venue: Enzian Inn
Phone: (800) 223-8511
Address:
590 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA, 98826, United States

Annual Meeting – Hyatt Regency, Bellevue

December 5 – 7, 2018, Hyatt Regency, Bellevue

The Annual Meeting provides a professional atmosphere in which port colleagues can gain insight to the upcoming legislative session as well as issues which will be of importance to ports in the coming year.  It also provides a forum for the Board of Trustees to conduct the business of the Association, as stipulated in WPPA bylaws.  Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact Missy Goodell at the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Venue: Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Phone: (425) 462-1234
Address:
900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004, United States
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