2009 Regional Meetings

Make plans today to attend PNWA’s 2009 Regional Meetings! These meetings help us to prepare our priority issues that we will bring to the Capitol for our annual Mission to Washington, DC. The PNWA Regional Meetings are free to all members and are a great way to update the staff on your latest projects and issues. You do NOT need to register for the Mission to Washington to attend the Regional Meetings.

Online Registration is available now!

Puget Sound Regional Meeting
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Moffatt & Nichol
One Union Square
600 University Street, Suite 610
Seattle, WA 98101
Tri-Cities Regional Meeting
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Port of Benton
Conference Room
3100 George Washington Way
Richland , WA 99354

Portland/Vancouver Regional Meeting

Friday, February 13, 2009
Port of Portland
Commission Room
121 NW Everett Street
Portland , OR 97209-4049

Tentative Meeting Agenda:

Update from PNWA members

PNWA Staff Report:

January 27-29 PNWA staff trip to Washington, DC
Navigation Appropriations
·         2009 Economic Stimulus Package
·         FY2009 and FY2010 Appropriations
Navigation Policy
·         Harbor Maintenance Tax
·         Inland Waterway Trust Fund
·         Port Security
·         Seeking permanent extension of 214 (currently Dec. 31, 2009)
Navigation Projects
·         Jetty rehab (MCR and OR coast)
·         Channel deepening
·         Updates on all 8 inland dams/navlocks
·         John Day and MCR rehab studies
·         Lower Monumental lock gate
·         BPA issues including possible change in BPA leadership
·         Permitting issues
·         BiOp expectations
·         IPNG activities
·         2009 river operations
·         Possible change in NOAA Fisheries leadership
·         PSMP status
·         Climate change policy
Mission to Washington
·         Schedule and speakers
·         Available blocks of time for personal appointments
·         Taste the Northwest reception
·         Folger Shakespeare Library play

If you have any questions regarding the 2009 Mission to Washington or Regional Meetings or need assistance registering, please contact Heather Kenneson at 503-234-8553 (direct) or heather.kenneson@pnwa.net.