The 2017 Washington Tourism Summit and Day in Olympia has been scheduled for January 24th at The Washington Center for Performing Arts in downtown Olympia. The Summit will be combined with a Tourism Works lobby day on the hill.
We are excited to announce Roger Dow, the President and CEO of the US Travel Association as the keynote speaker for the Summit. Since 2005, Roger has led the US Travel Association and has been instrumental in transforming the organization into one of the most effective industry associations in the country.
As our members and industry partners know, a legislative task force has been meeting regularly throughout the second half of 2016 to develop our long-term funding plan that will be presented as legislation during the 2017 congressional session. This task force includes legislators from both the House and Senate and each of the political caucuses, as well as WTA board members.
The morning session will include legislative members of the task force from both sides of the aisle who will provide an update on our legislative plan. The morning will also include a “Grassroots Rally for Success”. You will learn how to mobilize your community to help pass this important legislation and gain the tools to successfully lobby your legislators. We will make afternoon appointments with your legislators so you can urge them to support the tourism industry and the new WTA legislation.
Please join us for an evening reception in the Legislative Meeting Room at the Governor Hotel. Please note that this year’s reception is at the hotel, not the Governor’s Mansion as it has been in previous years. The reception will feature Washington Wine and hors d’oeuvres.
There is no need to re-register. If you registered and can’t make the rescheduled event, please contact Diana Thibado at firstname.lastname@example.org to transfer your registration or to receive a full refund.
WHAT DO THE ELECTIONS MEAN FOR TOURISM LEGISLATION?
- Governor – Jay Inslee (D)
- Lt. Governor – Cyrus Habib (D)
- Secretary of State – Kim Wyman (R)
- Treasurer – Duane Davidson (R)
- Attorney General – Bob Ferguson (D)
- State Auditor – Pat McCarthy (D)
- Commissioner of Public Lands – Hilary Franz (D)
- Superintendent of Public Instruction – Chris Reykdal (Non-Partisan)
- Insurance Commissioner – Mike Kreidler (D)
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