Meeting Location:
Skamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania lodge way
stevenson, WA 98648
(509) 427-2503 or (844) 432-4748 - reservations



Updated 7.11.19

Wednesday, May 6

8:00 am             Registration Opens


8:30 - 11:30 am   Concurrent Port 101 Training Modules
                            Module #1: Real Estate - The 2019 Real Estate Module will be presented this year by Associate Members Maul Foster & Alongi with Chmelik Sitkin & Davis. The module will address real estate basics critical to managing small or large Port real estate portfolios, providing you with real tools to be more effective with your property investments. The session will give you valuable insights into the real estate market and prospects as well as share information about what our Ports are doing across the State.

Jim Darling, Principal Planner, Maul Foster & Alongi
Mike Stringer, Principal Planner, Maul Foster & Alongi
Matt Hoffman, Senior Planner, Maul Foster & Alongi
Jon Sitkin, Attorney, Chmelik Sitkin & Davis

Module #2: Port Powers - Could you use a better understanding of all the powers and authorities that port districts have? Spoiler Alert: You have more than you think you do. Hear Frank Chmelik provide a comprehensive presentation on the powers and limitations that port districts are provided in state law.

Frank Chmelik, Attorney, Chmelik Sitkin & Davis

NOTE: There is a separate registration and fee for Training Modules
Register for ONE Training Module only as these run concurrently.

* Meeting officially begins *

12:00 - 1:30 pm   Luncheon / Keynote Speaker: Health Care for Tomorrow: Future or Fiction
                            John Tomkowiak, MD, MOL, Founding Dean
Washington State University, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

2:00 - 4:30 pm   Concurrent Policy Seminars
                            Seminar #1: Workforce Issues and Challenges

Housing Availability - James Young, Rundstadt Department of Real Estate, University of Washington
Labor Market Challenges - Grant Forsyth, Avista
Workforce Training - Beth Laszlo, Center for Business & Industry Services, Big Bend Community College

Seminar #2: The Evolving Economy and Politics of Asia

Political & Economic Overview - Sam Kaplan, Gittes Global
Trade & Tariffs: Where Are We Now? - Spencer Cohen, Community Attributes
Agricultural Imports & Exports - Derek Sandison, Washington Department of Agriculture

(NO separate registration required for these concurrent seminars)

5:00 - 6:30 pm               Associate Member Reception

Evening                On your own


Thursday, May 7

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

7:30 - 8:30 am                Ports Executive Breakfast (for Port Commissioners, Employees and Life Members only, no guests or Associate Members)

8:30 - 11:30 am                Committee Meetings

8:30 - 11:30 am    Legal Committee Meeting - agenda (2.75 credits APPROVED; Activity ID: 1105845)
(Elizabethan A - 2nd floor)

8:45 - 10:15 am Trade and Transportation Committee Meeting - agenda
(Early Bird Room - Lower Lobby Level)

9:00 - 10:30 am Environmental Committee Meeting - agenda
(MOVED TO Isabella Room - 2nd floor - FROM Flowerfield Room - 2nd floor)

9:00 - 10:30 am Communications Committee Meeting - agenda
(Moved to Flowerfield Room - 2nd floor - FROM Porter Room - 2nd floor)

10:30 - 11:45 am Aviation Committee Meeting
(Moved to Flowerfield Room - 2nd floor - FROM Porter Room - 2nd floor)

10:30 - 11:45 am Economic Development Committee Meeting - agenda
(Early Bird Room - Lower Lobby Level)

10:30 - 11:45 am Marina Committee Meeting - agenda
(Elizabethan B - 2nd floor)

12:00 - 1:30 pm   Luncheon / Keynote Speaker: Building Organizational Confidence
                            Mike Roth, Director of Athletics
Gonzaga University

1:30 - 2:15 pm             Report on the 2019 Legislative Session

2:30 - 4:00 pm Port Reports:

1) Port of Olympia
2) Port of Chelan County
3) Port of Shelton

4:00 - 5:00 pm Roundtable Discussions:

1) Delegation of Authority Resolutions
2) Federal Opportunity Zones
3) Washington State’s Salmon Habitat Recovery Efforts
4) Orca Task Force Update
5) Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board: Leveraging Funding Sources When Planning for Transportation Projects
6) Webinars as a Communication Tool
7) Managing Tenants with Financial Challenges
8) New Flexible Industrial Development District Levies

6:00 pm               President’s Reception: Honoring President Don Meyer


Friday, May 8

8:00 am                Awards Breakfast

Immediately following Awards Breakfast (held in the same room):

               Board of Trustees Meeting

12:00 pm              Adjourn