2019 FINANCE & ADMIN SEMINAR AGENDA

(Updated 06.11.19)

Meeting Location:
Alderbrook Resort
10 E Alderbrook Drive
Union, WA  98592

 

Wednesday, June 12

Olympic Ballroom

          1:00 pm - Welcome and Announcements - Scott Goodrich, WPPA Finance and Administration Committee Chair and Director of Finance and Accounting, Port of Vancouver

          1:15 pm - Polar Dream - Helen Thayer, National Geographic Explorer and Author

              2:30 pm - Break

         2:45 pm - GASB 87: First Steps to Implementation - Rudy Caluza, Port of Seattle; Deb Burleson, SAO

4:00 pm - Legislative Update - James Thompson, WPPA Executive Director - Acting

Evening - Dinner on your own

Thursday, June 13

Mt. Washington BC

            7:30 am - Group Breakfast Buffet

Olympic Ballroom

          8:30 am - State Auditor’s Office as a Resource - Stacie Tellers, SAO; Scott Hylton, SAO; Deena Garza, SAO; Niles Kostick, SAO

10:00 am - Break

          10:15 am - Two New Purchasing Tools for Ports and MRSC Resources - Judy Isaac, MRSC; Linda Gallagher, MRSC; Tina Drennan, Port of Edmonds

Mt. Washington BC

         11’:45 am - Lunch Buffet and Sponsor Recognition - Open Microphone for Sponsor Recognition

Olympic Ballroom

          1:15 pm - The Port of Everett Debt Story - John Carter, Port of Everett

 1:50 pm - Financing an Industrial Development Project - Donna Watts, Port of Pasco; Scott Bauer, NW Municipal Advisors

          2:30 pm - Industrial Development District - New Levy Authority - Greg Thramer, Port of Skagit

3:00 pm - Break

          3:30 pm - Hacked: Why Washington Ports Could be Next - Chris Carter, Port of Vancouver

Upper Cottage Lawn

           5:30 pm - Social

6:00 pm - Dinner and Reception  

Friday, June 14

Mt. Washington BC

          7:30 am - Group Breakfast Buffet

Olympic Ballroom

          8:30 am - Pre-Debt Issuance “What You Need to Know” - Caitlin Caldwell, KeyBank; Duncan Brown, PFM Financial Advisors; Jack Flug, Port of Vancouver

          10:15 am - Break

         10:30 am - Role of the “Active” Port Auditor - Frank Chmelik, Chmelik Sitkin & Davis

  11:15 am - Did You Know / Want to Know? - Group Discussion

12:00 pm - Wrap-Up and Adjourn