Finance & Administration Seminar Agenda

Tentative Agenda – Subject to Change (updated 6.12.17)

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Meeting Location:
Semiahmoo Resort
9565 Semiahmoo Parkway
Blaine, WA  98230


Wednesday, June 14

12:00 pm             Registration

1:00 pm               Welcome and Announcements

Linda O’Brien, Finance and Administration Committee, Port of Pasco
Rob Fix, Executive Director, Port of Bellingham

1:15 pm               State Auditor’s Office

o GASB Update – Alexandra Johnson, State Auditor’s Office
o Internal Cyber Security Risks – Peg Bodin, Mike Hjermstad, Utchay Okorie, State Auditor’s Office

4:30 pm               Legislative Update

Eric Johnson, WPPA

Evening                On your own


Thursday, June 15

7:30 am                Breakfast

8:30 am                Being Your Own Treasurer Pros and Cons—Panel Discussion

Tina Drennan, Port of Edmonds
Kim Noah, Port of Camas-Washougal
Diane Campbell, Port of Seattle

10:00 am             Continuous Improvement Team – Case Study: Analyzing Opportunities Within Port Districts

Scott Goodrich, Port of Vancouver

11:00 am             Employee Incentive Programs

Rich Davis, Chmelik Sitkin & Davis P.S.

12:00 pm             Lunch – Sponsor Recognition

1:30 pm               EDA Grants

Jacob Macias, Economic Development Administration

2:30 pm               Asset Management

David Dunn, Department of Ecology

3:30 pm               How to Manage Difficult Employees

Sheryl Brandt, Enduris

5:30 pm                Social

6:00 pm               Reception and Dinner


Friday, June 16

7:30 am                Breakfast

8:30 am                DRS Thresholds and Retirement Coverage

Eric Mathieu, Empower Retirement

9:30 am                Pension Liability

Luke Masselink, Office of the State Actuary

11:30 am             Wrap up and Adjourn

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