Meeting Location:
Historic Davenport Hotel
10 South post Street
spokane, WA 99201
(509) 455-8888 or (800) 228-9290 - reservations



Updated 4.10.19

Wednesday, May 15

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.

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.

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 16

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
(Elizabethan A - 2nd floor)

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

9:00 - 10:30 am Environmental Committee Meeting
(Flowerfield Room - 2nd floor)

9:00 - 10:30 am Communications Committee Meeting
(Porter Room - 2nd floor)

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

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

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

12:00 - 1:30 pm   Luncheon / Keynote Speaker
                            Mike Roth, Athletic Director
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) Culvert Replacement Implementation Plan / Fish Passage Barrier Removal
4) Orca Task Force Update
6) Webinars as a Communication Tool and Search Engine Optimization
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 17

8:00 am                Awards Breakfast

9:00 am                Board of Trustees Meeting

12:00 pm              Adjourn