Once again, WPPA is offering a seminar for newly elected or appointed port commissioners, as well as other commissioners who would like a refresher on important topics.  The program provides an excellent summary of both the statutory powers of a port district and the commissioner’s role in exercising them.

As we have done the last couple of seminars, we are offering an agenda to give both new and current commissioners more opportunities in education.  The first day will focus on the basics geared for the newly elected commissioners and second day will serve as a refresher course for current commissioners.  Of course, registration is open to anyone who would benefit from any portion of the seminar.

Please encourage your new commissioners to attend!  The State Auditor has ruled that local governments may cover education costs during the period between election and swearing-in, even if the election has not been certified.

Please Note:  The New Commissioner Seminar is a separate registration from the Annual Meeting.


Tuesday November 14:
11:00 a.m.     Registration Opens (Foyer 4 – 4th floor)

12:00 p.m.     Buffet Lunch and Opening Remarks (Pioneer – 4th floor)

1:30    What Is A Port District And What Powers Does It Have? (Belltown – 4th floor)

2:15     What Is A Port Commissioner And What Is Their Role At A Port?

3:15     Break

3:30    Knowing the Waters: Legal Guidelines for Commissioners

5:00   Reception (Emerald 3 – 3rd floor)

Wednesday , November 15: 
9:00 a.m.   Open Public Meetings and Public Records Training (Belltown – 4th floor)

10:45           Break

11:00          Roundtable Discussion of Issues, Questions on Your Mind

11:30 Adjourn

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