Spring Meeting 2017 Presentations

May 17, 2017 – Wednesday

Concurrent Training Modules:
Port Finance and Taxation:  Paying for Things
Moody’s – The Bond Rating Process – William Oh
Bonds 101 – Underwriting Process – Lindsay Sovde
Taxation and Debt for Port Districts – Alan Dashen, NW Municipal Advisors and Duncan Brown, PFM Financial Advisors
Bank Loan Process – Pete Sullivan
Port Presentation on Debt – Cynthia Weed, K&L Gates
Port Presentation on Tax Levies – Cynthia Weed, K&L Gates

Communications and Outreach
Communications Cheat Sheet – Jim Darling, Charla Skaggs, Maul Foster & Alongi


Rural Economic Development

Building Vitality in Rural Washington – Paul Kimmell, Avista
WUTC:  Setting Utility Rates, Public Safety, Consumer Protection – Brian Thomas
Why Century Link – Paul Kirchhoffer
PUD Economic Development – Scott Richards


Climate Adaptation
Emilie Mazzacurati, Twenty Four Seven


May 18, 2017 – Thursday

Committee Meetings:
Legal Committee:
Drone Presentation from Schwabe (Awaiting info)

SEPA and Port Leasing – “Riverkeeper” – Lisa Lowe, Jon Sitkin, Frank Chmelik, Scott Keller


Trade & Transportation Committee:
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Disparity Study- Tristan Atkins, Rob Hodgman, Elizabeth Slabaugh, WSDOT
Washington Aviation System Plan (WASP) – Roger Millar, Tristan Atkins, Rob Hodgman, WSDOT
Port of Walla Walla – Commissioner Frederickson
Freight System Plan 2017 – Jason Beloso, WSDOT
Fly Washington Passport Program – Tristan Atkins, Rob Hodgman, Elizabeth Slabaugh, WSDOT


Marina Committee:
Ben Donatelle, Recreation and Conservation Office
Places of Refuge, International Maritime Organization; Katie Matison & Aaron Fickes, Lane Powell


Economic Development Committee:
Link from Jim Rothlin


Keynote Lunch:
Association of Washington Business 5-18-17 Update
Kris Johnson, President and CEO


Running a Public Meeting on a Controversial Topic
Frank Chmelik


Legislative Session
Mark Wilson, Chair


Port Reports:
Port of Bremerton – Jim Rothlin
Port of Clarkston – Wanda Keefer
Port of Vancouver – Julianna Marler

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