2017 Annual Convention-Portland

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Date(s) - 10/17/2017 - 10/19/2017
All Day

Embassy Suites


You are invited to join PNWA October 17 – 19th at the 2017 Annual Convention! As always, we will feature speakers who will discuss thought provoking topics which appeal to our PNWA members. Conference attendees will hear presentations from agency leaders, industry experts and much more! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to connect with your colleagues and friends from around the Northwest.

Highlights and speakers will include:

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Commanders Panel
  • Emerging port issues in the region
  • Surface transportation update featuring Travis Brouwer from Oregon Department of Transportation and Allison Dane Camden from Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Federal Maritime Commission’s Supply Chain Innovation Initiative featuring Commissioner Rebecca Dye
  • Northwest rail update featuring Greg Guthrie from BNSF Railway Company
  • PNWA Member Panel featuring: Kelley Jorgensen from Plas Newydd LLC, Jonathan Eder from the Port of Vancouver and Les Reardanz from the Port of Everett
  • Wake Stranding – status update and impacts in the Pacific Northwest featuring Brent Carson and Matt Love from Van Ness Feldman
  • Much, much more!
To view a draft of the detailed agenda, please click here. We look forward to seeing you in October!

Full refund for registration until September 17th, less $50 processing fee

50% refund by October 10th

No refund after October 10th

Substitutions are welcomed

Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, October 17th

1:00 – 5:00 pm General Session with featured speakers

5:00 – 7:00 pm PNWA Gala Reception at Embassy Suites Hotel, honoring the 2017 Distinguished Service Award Winners

Wednesday, October 18th

8:00 am – 3:00 pm General Session with featured speakers (breakfast and lunch will be provided)

3:15 – 4:15 pm PNWA General Membership Meeting (all PNWA members are encouraged to attend)

4:15 – 5:30 pm IPNG Meeting (all PNWA members are encouraged to attend)

Thursday, October 19th

8:00 – 10:30 am Breakfast and PNWA Board Meeting (PNWA members only)

10:30 am – 2:30 pm PNWA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Workshop (Working lunch included as a part of the workshop. RSVP is required, contact Tereza Edwards by email at tereza.edwards @pnwa.net to attend. PNWA members only)



Travis Brouwer Assistant Director Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)


Shawn Campbell
Deputy Director, U.S. Wheat Associates


Allison Dane Camden Director, Intergovernmental and Tribal Relations, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)


Brent Carson Partner, Van Ness Feldman


Lt. Col. Damon A. Delarosa U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District


COL Aaron L. Dorf U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District


Rep. Mary Dye
Washington House of Representatives, 9th District


Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye Federal Maritime Commission


Randy Fortenbery
Professor and Thomas B. Mick Endowed Chair, Washington State University


Michelle Giguere Partner, Summit Strategies


Greg Guthrie Director of Marketing, Agricultural Products, BNSF Railway


John Horvick Vice President and Political Director, DHM Research


Kelley Jorgensen President of Conservation, Wapato Valley Mitigation and Conservation Bank


Matt Love Partner, Van Ness Feldman


LTC Andrew L. Olson U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District


Les Reardanz CEO/Executive Director, Port of Everett


Curtis Robinhold
Executive Director, Port of Portland


Brigadier General Scott A. Spellmon Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division


Hotel Information:

Our room block is closed, for reservations please call 1-800-643-7892


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Show your support and become a sponsor! Raise your level of participation by taking advantage of of sponsorship opportunities. PNWA sponsors gain exposure on our event website, in our newsletter, throughout the meeting materials, at the reception and from the podium.  If you are interested in finding out more information or would like to sign up, contact Tereza Edwards by email at tereza.edwards@pnwa.net or by telephone at (503) 234 – 8551.

Thank You to Our Current Sponsors!









Moffatt & Nichol

OBEC Consulting Engineers

Port of Portland

Shaver Transportation Company

Tidewater Transportation & Terminals

Vancouver Energy

Wapato Valley Mitigation and Conservation Bank

Westwood Shipping Lines


Columbia River Steamship Operators’ Association, Inc.

Columbia River Pilots

Ecological Land Services

Gibbs & Olson


Millennium Bulk Terminals

Portland Merchants Exchange

Port of Hood River

Port of Lewiston

Port of Umatilla