Issue 262�������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������January 24, 2007

In this issue:
PNWA Announces the 2007 Regional Meeting Agenda
Save the date: PNWA�s �Taste the Northwest� Capitol Hill Reception, March 6
2007 Mission to Washington hotel room block is almost full

PNWA announces a Mission to Washington special event


PNWA Announces the 2007 Regional Meeting Agenda

The PNWA Regional Meetings are a chance for our members to update the staff with their latest projects and issues in preparation for the Mission to Washington in March. They are an invaluable way for members and staff to touch base on the priority issues we will be working on in 2007.  Mission to Washington attendance is not a pre-requisite for participation in the regional meetings � all PNWA members are welcome and encouraged to attend these free meetings.  Click HERE to register today!


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • PNWA staff will brief the membership on:
    1. PNWA 2007 Priority Issues
    2. President�s FY2008 Budget
  • PNWA members will update the staff and other members on recent updates to their individual projects and policy issues
  • PNWA staff and members will discuss priority issues for the Mission to Washington


Portland/Vancouver Regional Meeting
Thursday, February 8, 2007
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Port of Portland
Commission Room
121 NW Everett Street
Portland, OR 97209

Puget Sound Regional Meeting
Monday, February 12, 2007
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Port of Tacoma
Blair Conference Room
One Sitcum Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98421


Tri-Cities Regional Meeting
Thursday, February 15, 2007

11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Port of Benton
Commission Room
3100 George Washington Way
Richland, Washington 99354


Save the date: PNWA�s �Taste the Northwest� Capitol Hill Reception, March 6

Please save March 6 on your calendar for PNWA�s traditional reception held each year in association with our Mission to Washington, DC. We have not yet distributed formal invitations to the reception, as we are awaiting final word on how potential ethics legislation might affect this event. Nevertheless, we have reserved the Senate Caucus Room, 325 Russell, for 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 6. We look forward to sending you a formal invitation in the near future.

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2007 Mission to Washington hotel room block is almost full

The PNWA staff is looking forward to having an impressive number of members at the 2007 Mission to Washington to represent the policies and projects our region cares about.  Due to the great success of this year�s registration, it has come to our attention that the Washington Court Hotel room block is nearly full.  PNWA would therefore like to encourage those who have not had a chance to make hotel reservations to do so as soon as possible.  Once the Washington Court Hotel�s room block is full, we will not be able to guarantee the negotiated group rate of $255/night.  To make your reservation now, call (800) 321-3010 or log on to and ask for your reservation to be in the PNWA room block.

If you are unable to make your Washington Court Hotel reservation before the room block is full, provided below are some alternate hotels that are convenient to our conference hotel.  The room rates listed below are subject to availability and may change as we get closer to the Mission.  We look forward to seeing as many members as possible at the Mission to Washington and would like to make your stay in DC as comfortable as possible. 

Hotel George

15 E Street, NW

(202) 347-4200

Standard Room Rates start at $289.00


Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW        

(202) 737-1234

**All standard rooms are sold out**

Business Plan Rooms start at $419.00


Holiday Inn on the Hill              

415 New Jersey Avenue, NW

(800) 638-1116

Standard Room Rates start at $346.00


Phoenix Park Hotel

520 North Capitol Street, NW

(800) 824-5419
Standard Room Rates start at $310.00

PNWA staff contact:

PNWA announces a Mission to Washington special event

As a thank you to our dedicated PNWA members, this year�s special Mission to Washington event will be an evening with the Kennedy Center�s National Symphony Orchestra.  On Thursday, March 8th at 7:00pm we have reserved seats for PNWA members attending the Mission to Washington. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis and are going quickly. We must receive your RSVP no later than February 5th, 2007 for your chance to see one of the Kennedy Center�s premiere NSO Classical Series Events.


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