Dear Port Colleagues and Friends:

Please join me at the WPPA Spring Meeting May 17 – 19 at Suncadia Resort.  This will be an exciting meeting, continuing with much of the format we started two years ago.

We are hoping to continue making this an interactive policy discussion, where we gather input and ideas, and where our committees will shape work plans and ideas for 2017 and beyond.

This event will also continue with the optional port “Training Institute,” where we focus on skill-building and increasing the port community’s knowledge of core areas.  This year’s institute will have two concurrent modules:  one on financing port projects and one on communications and community outreach. 

These will lead into in-depth seminars on case studies of adapting to climate change and a discussion of rural economic development.  Of course, we will keep the always-popular port reports and roundtables.

The training sessions on Wednesday morning are optional, but we all hope that you can send at least some of your staff or commissioners.

I look forward to seeing all of you in Cle Elum!
Karen Moore



Karen Moore, Commissioner
Port of Ephrata
WPPA President

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