Spring Meeting Agenda

Spring Meeting 2018 Agenda
updated 3/16/18
(subject to change – please check back for updates)

Wednesday May 9
8:00 am                       Registration Desk Opens

8:30 – 11:30 am       OPTIONAL Concurrent Training Modules – REGISTER FOR ONE MODULE ONLY
                                                      (these modules are a separate registration from the Spring Meeting)

Module #1:  Public Records Act / Open Public Meetings Act

Registration is open.

Presented by Chmelik Sitkin & Davis

Module #2:  Port Planning

Registration is open.

Presented by Maul, Foster & Alongi

* Spring Meeting Officially Begins *

12:00 noon               Luncheon
                                  Keynote:  Our State’s Key Challenges

Speaker:  Keith Phillips, Chief of Policy, Office of the Governor (invited)

2:00 – 4:30 pm         Concurrent Policy Seminars

Seminar #1:  Broadband:  New Port Powers and Sources of Funding for Them

Seminar #2:  Workforce Training Programs:  What is Out There and Can We Improve Them?

5:00 – 6:30 pm           Associate Member Reception

(if you are an associate member & would like more info, please click here)

Evening                       On your own for dinner

Thursday May 10

6:00 am                       Fitness Walk (optional – meet in hotel lobby)

8:00 am                       Ports Only Breakfast

9:30 am                       Optional Spouse Program (more info to follow later)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm   Policy Committee Meetings

8:45 – 10:15 am – Trade & Transportation Committee Meeting

9:00 – 10:30 am – Environmental Committee Meeting

9:00 – 10:30 am – Communications Committee Meeting

9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Legal Committee Meeting

10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Marina Committee Meeting

10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Aviation Committee Meeting

10:30 am – 12:00 noon – Economic Development Committee Meeting

(agendas will be posted as they are developed)

12:00 noon               Luncheon
                                  Keynote:  Partnerships and Potential for Economic Development

Speaker:  Mel Netzhammer, Chancellor, WSU Vancouver

1:30 – 2:15 pm            Report on the 2018 Legislative Session

2:30 -4:00 pm              Port Reports

Port of Camas-Washougal

Port of Olympia

Port of Walla Walla

4:00 – 5:00 pm           Roundtable Discussions

1. Shared Work Space Properties
2. WPPA’s New Website and Online Tools
3. Public Records Act Software – Is There a Better Way?
4. Partnering With Cities to Expand Your GIS Capabilities
5. Budgeting for Public Access Projects
6. Tools Available From the MSRC
7. WSDOT’s New Airport Grant Program
8. Fishing Season Outlook

6:00 pm                       President’s Reception Honoring President Troy Stariha

Friday May 11

8:00 am                       Awards Breakfast
                                      Scholarship and Miscellaneous Awards

9:00 am                       Board of Trustees Meeting

12:00 noon                 Adjourn


SPOUSE TOUR AGENDA – Thursday, May 10, 2018

**Your spouse MUST preregister for this event to guarantee their space on the bus**

Tour of Pendleton Woolen Mills, lunch, shopping, wine tasting.

Time:  9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Attendee Cost:  $75.00 (we will bill the individual attendees – not your ports)


How Do I Register?:  There is a space on the Spring Meeting registration form that is specifically for your spouse to attend this event so you simply add them when you are registering yourself for the Spring Meeting.  If you forget to fill it out or want to add them later, please contact Missy immediately in the association office at:  360-943-0760 or mgoodell@washingtonports.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Missy Goodell in the association office:  mgoodell@washingtonports.org or call 360-943-0760.

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