2019 ANNUAL MEETING WELCOME 


Dear Port Colleagues and Friends:

On behalf of your executive committee, I invite you to attend WPPA's Annual Meeting held at the beautiful Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma.

Your presence at this annual meeting is vital to our cohesive statewide efforts.  We have put together an engaging agenda, with a diverse group of speakers and informative learning experiences.  Most importantly we will connect with each other over key current challenges. Please plan to attend, engage, learn and connect.  I am excited to work together as an association to represent the needs of our port communities.

The Wednesday morning training sessions are optional, however they are a real value to all who attend.

I look forward to seeing all of you in Tacoma!

2019 ANNUAL MEETING

 
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Don Meyer, Commissioner - Port of Tacoma
2019 WPPA President


2019 ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA

Meeting Location:
Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway plaza
tacoma, WA  98402


Tuesday, november 19, 2019 (pre-conference)


12:00 - 1:00P          Lunch for Commissioner TRAINING Attendees (only)

1:00 - 5:00P          CONTINUING LEGAL EDUATION SEMINAR (Credits PENDING REQUEST / Activity ID pending)

1:00 - 5:00P          Commissioner TRAINING Seminar

3:00 - 5:00P          GNCC Meeting (TBD)

5:00 - 6:30P        CLE Reception


Wednesday, november 20, 2019


7:00A           Registration Desk opens

(NO BREAKFAST SERVED/OFFERED THIS DAY)

7:30 - 11:45A COMMITTEE MEETINGS

7:30 - 8:30A          Committee Chair Breakfast Meeting  

8:30 - 11:30A        Legal Committee (Credits PENDING request / Activity ID : for xx credits)

8:45 - 10:15A         Trade & Transportation Committee  

9:00 - 10:30A       Marina Committee

10:00 - 11:30A      Environmental Committee  

10:30 - 11:30A       Communication Committee

10:30 - 11:45A       Aviation Committee

10:30 - 11:45A       Economic Development Committee  

(OFFICIAL START OF MEETING)

12:00P         Luncheon 

- Welcome from Port of Tacoma

2:00 - 4:00P  General Session:

TBD

Speaker

TBD

Speaker

4:00 - 5:00P Associate Member Reception

Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer while you get to know our Associate Members and learn what they have to offer!

Evening On your own to enjoy the city of Tacoma (Restaurant information provided at Registration Desk)


Thursday, november 21, 2019


 

6:15a           Fitness Walk (optional)

8:00-9:00A Ports Executive Breakfast:  

- Port commissioners, port employees and life members encouraged to attend (sorry, this is a closed breakfast; no associate members, guests or spouses allowed)

9:00-10:00a  WPPA Legislative Report

10:30a-12:00p General Session

12:00p          Luncheon

TBD
Speaker:

2:00p      Port Reports

3:30p       Roundtable Discussions

  1. Developing Port Properties using Public-Private Partnerships

  2. Frank Chmelik: Legal Perspective

  3. Puget Sound Commercial Air Service Growth Procurement Authority and your Port District

  4. The Gas Tax is Dead: What’s Next in Funding Transportation?

  5. Procurement Authority and your Port District

  6. Tribal Outreach Training

  7. Communication Planning for your Environmental Projects

  8. Measuring your Port’s Economic Impact

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


Friday, november 22, 2019


 

8:00a          Awards Breakfast

Board of Trustees Meeting To Immediately Follow


2019 ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION

NAME (as it should appear on badge) *
NAME (as it should appear on badge)
BILLING ADDRESS
BILLING ADDRESS
REGISTRATION FEES
FULL REGISTRATION
(“Members” include: Port Commissioners, Port Staff, Retired Members, Associate Members or Government Agencies)
PARTIAL REGISTRATION
TO NOTE: A fee of $75 per person will be charged for cancellations after November 15, 2019.
SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION (as name should appear on badge)
SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION (as name should appear on badge)
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2019 ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORS


Registration and Welcome Sponsor

 
Foster Pepper provides a full range of legal services for Washington’s public ports, including construction, public records and open meetings, employment and labor relations, environmental, land use, real estate, municipal government and public finance law, insurance coverage and litigation.

Foster Pepper provides a full range of legal services for Washington’s public ports, including construction, public records and open meetings, employment and labor relations, environmental, land use, real estate, municipal government and public finance law, insurance coverage and litigation.

 

Wednesday Lunch SponsorS

Van Ness Feldman is a law and policy firm specializing in energy, environment, land use, real estate, and government relations matters.

Van Ness Feldman is a law and policy firm specializing in energy, environment, land use, real estate, and government relations matters.

Integrated environmental engineering and planning \consulting firm specializing in brownfields, stormwater, and site development. MFA offers services in strategic planning, communications and outreach, environmental and civil engineering, environmental assessment and cleanup, planning and development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), health and safety services, and landscape architecture. Our firm has decades of experience assisting Washington ports with their unique commercial, environmental, statutory, and community issues and opportunities.

Integrated environmental engineering and planning \consulting firm specializing in brownfields, stormwater, and site development. MFA offers services in strategic planning, communications and outreach, environmental and civil engineering, environmental assessment and cleanup, planning and development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), health and safety services, and landscape architecture. Our firm has decades of experience assisting Washington ports with their unique commercial, environmental, statutory, and community issues and opportunities.


Wednesday and Thursday Keynote Sponsor

BNSF provides rail shipping.

BNSF provides rail shipping.


Thursday “Ports Executive” Breakfast Sponsor

Chmelik Sitkin and Davis represent ports, fire districts and other governments throughout Washington State in environmental law, land use, litigation, construction litigation, insurance defense and municipal law.

Chmelik Sitkin and Davis represent ports, fire districts and other governments throughout Washington State in environmental law, land use, litigation, construction litigation, insurance defense and municipal law.


Thursday Luncheon SponsorS

Piper Jaffray provides investment banking and municipal finance services.

Piper Jaffray provides investment banking and municipal finance services.

Reid Middleton provides civil and structural engineering, planning, and survey services: engineering and planning for waterfront, airport, transportation, and port facilities; seismic design; and environmental permitting for port, harbor, waterfront, airport, site development, and transportation projects.

Reid Middleton provides civil and structural engineering, planning, and survey services: engineering and planning for waterfront, airport, transportation, and port facilities; seismic design; and environmental permitting for port, harbor, waterfront, airport, site development, and transportation projects.


Thursday President’s Reception Sponsors

KeyBank and KeyBanc Capital Markets’ Public Port team provides a full array of taxable and tax-exempt financing solutions for its clients. Key’s full-service platform is unique in the Northwest, combining traditional bank products (such as revolving lines of credit, direct loans, lease lines of credit) with investment banking services (30+ years of experience) for publicly offered municipal bonds sold in the capital markets.

KeyBank and KeyBanc Capital Markets’ Public Port team provides a full array of taxable and tax-exempt financing solutions for its clients. Key’s full-service platform is unique in the Northwest, combining traditional bank products (such as revolving lines of credit, direct loans, lease lines of credit) with investment banking services (30+ years of experience) for publicly offered municipal bonds sold in the capital markets.

David Evans and Associates provide services that include design and management of straighforward or complex rail, roadway, land development, water resources, and energy projects throughout Washington. They combine the talents of architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners, environmental scientist, and surveyors to provide clients with access to a complete range of services. Offices in Spokane, Bellevue, Olympia, Everett, Tacoma and Woodinville.

David Evans and Associates provide services that include design and management of straighforward or complex rail, roadway, land development, water resources, and energy projects throughout Washington. They combine the talents of architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners, environmental scientist, and surveyors to provide clients with access to a complete range of services. Offices in Spokane, Bellevue, Olympia, Everett, Tacoma and Woodinville.

K & L Gates provides services that include attorneys, bond counsel, environmental counseling, permitting and litigation; complex facility siting, construction, and permitting; toxic tort exposure defense; insurance coverage counseling and litigation on behalf of policy holders; eminent domain; real estate; federal policy and Indian Law.

K & L Gates provides services that include attorneys, bond counsel, environmental counseling, permitting and litigation; complex facility siting, construction, and permitting; toxic tort exposure defense; insurance coverage counseling and litigation on behalf of policy holders; eminent domain; real estate; federal policy and Indian Law.

Landau Associates provide environmental engineering and site management, permitting and compliance services, and geotechnical engineering. For 36 years we have assisted ports and their tenants to meet regulatory compliance challenges and development goals at seaport, airport, industrial, and commercial properties; offices in Edmonds, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Spokane, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.

Landau Associates provide environmental engineering and site management, permitting and compliance services, and geotechnical engineering. For 36 years we have assisted ports and their tenants to meet regulatory compliance challenges and development goals at seaport, airport, industrial, and commercial properties; offices in Edmonds, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Spokane, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.


Program Printing Sponsor

J-U-B Engineers provide comprehensive professional services in planning, engineering, environmental, surveying, public involvement, and construction engineering for airports, surface transportation systems, industrial siting, infrastructure, water resources, wastewater pollution control, GIS master planning, application development, system design and implementation, and eGovernment consulting.

J-U-B Engineers provide comprehensive professional services in planning, engineering, environmental, surveying, public involvement, and construction engineering for airports, surface transportation systems, industrial siting, infrastructure, water resources, wastewater pollution control, GIS master planning, application development, system design and implementation, and eGovernment consulting.

2019 ANNUAL MEETING FAQ


LOCATION:
HOTEL MURANO
1320 BROADWAY PLAZA
TACOMA, WA  98402


Will I receive a confirmation of my seminar registration?

Confirmation of on-line registrations will be sent via email within 48 hours.  The confirmation will be sent to both the attendee and admin email addresses shown in the registration section.  If you do not receive a confirmation within 2 days, please do not hesitate to call 360-943-0760.

What is the dress code?

Dress is business casual.

Hotel Information:

Sleeping room rates at the Hotel Murano are $159/night for single and double occupancy; $169 for triple occupancy; $179 for quadruple occupancy plus applicable taxes and tourism fee. 

To make room reservations by phone call:  877-986-8083. When you call in, please remember to specify that you are with the Washington Ports Association 2019 to be assured of the group rate. To book online click here.

(Note: the URL link will only allow attendees to reserve rooms on the group block dates listed on the contract, any guest who wishes to stay on the shoulder dates will need to contact the reservations or sales department directly to receive the group rate on the additional nights.)

You must cancel your room with the hotel at least 48 hours prior to your arrival or you will be charged one night’s stay plus taxes.

Check in is 3:00 pm, check out is 11:00 am.

To be assured of a room at this rate, you must make your reservation by TUESDAY OCTOBER 29, 2019 at 5:00P.

We have a limited number of rooms set aside at this rate so please make your reservations right away to be sure that you get a room.  In our contracted block, we have 118 rooms held Tuesday night; 158 rooms held Wednesday night; and 133 rooms held Thursday night. It is possible that the room block sells out PRIOR to the cut off date; Call early to assure you reserve a room).

Parking/Garage Rates:

Overnight self-parking is $16 daily and valet parking is $20 daily, both with unlimited in-and-out privileges.

Is there a registration deadline?

The WPPA seminar registration deadline is November 15, 2019.  The hotel reservation at the group rate deadline is October 29, 2019. We do have a limited number of rooms and this deadline does not ensure that we will have enough rooms for everyone so be sure to call early and make your reservation.  If you call to make hotel reservations before the group rate deadline and have trouble getting a room, please contact Missy Goodell at mgoodell@washingtonports.org or 360-943-0760.

What are the registration fees?

Please refer to the registration page. 

What does my registration fee include?

Your WPPA registration fee includes everything listed on the agenda.

Can I bring a guest and what portion of the event can they attend?

Yes you can bring a guest!  Guests are invited and encouraged to attend the Thursday evening reception and there is no additional fee.  The Ports breakfast during the meeting (Thursday morning) is for the registered attendees only, not guests and not Associate Members.

Do I need to register my guest?

YES, please register your guest.  There is a place on the on-line registration form to register them.  This helps us to ensure that we order the proper amount of food for our evening reception.

I have food allergies/I’m a vegetarian. How do I let you know this?

There is a comment section on the registration form.  PLEASE note this information there so that we can be sure to order meals that are proper for your needs!  If you have any troubles with the form, have any questions or forget to add that in when you register, please contact Missy Goodell and she will be happy to help:  mgoodell@washingtonports.org or 360-943-0760.  Food allergy issues may be difficult to accommodate if communicated on-site.

What if I have to cancel?

A $75 administration fee will be charged for cancellations received after November 15, 2019 and for registrants failing to show.

Associate Member ReceptioN - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 4:00-5:30

This reception continues to be a popular session at this meeting! Take this opportunity for port members to network with our associate members early on in our meeting and join us Wednesday evening. This portion of the agenda will be held on Wednesday, November 20th from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and will immediately follow our general session. We will have a hosted bar with beer and wine and also some light hors d ’oeuvres. Associate Members have the opportunity to reserve a table where you can set up a booth to show our attendees what you have to offer. There are a limited number of tables, so make sure to contact Missy Goodell in the association office right away to reserve yours! This is a great opportunity to let our members know about the services you offer.

Here are the basic details:

What: Associate Member Reception
Date: Wednesday November 20, 2019
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm (but the event usually runs longer)
Where: Hotel Murano, Tacoma – Room TBD
Cost: $250.00 per table. This cost does not include any free registrations. You and any staff working the table will still need to register as an attendee for at least Wednesday.
How Many: There are a limited number of tables available – only 20 - so reserve yours now!
Contact Info: Missy Goodell, mgoodell@washingtonports.org or 360-943-0760