2018 West Coast Regional Conference

Stevenson, Washington
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
2018 West Coast Regional Conference
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - Friday, May 04, 2018

Skamania Lodge
(509) 314-4177
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, Washington 98648
United States

Map and Directions

Schedule At-A-Glance- Coming Soon!

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, May 1
  • Conference Registration
  • President’s Reception
  • Mix and Match Dinner (No host dinner with peers at a local restaurant. Sign up on Tues upon arrival)

Wednesday, May 2
  • Golf Tournament
  • Conference Registration
  • Welcome – Derek Matheson, WCMA President
  • Keynote Luncheon – Chris Mefford, Economist, Community Attributes
  • Making What You Have to Say Meaningful and Memorable - You’ll learn the basic skills of public speaking including understanding what your audience wants; answering their questions before they ask; using pitch, speed, and pauses to add interest to your presentation; and choosing words that work and gestures that make the point.
  • ICMA Institutional Business- Updates with the Regional Vice Presidents; President and President-Elect
  • ICMA Nominating Committee - Interviews
  • Volleyball Game
  • ICMA-RC Reception 
  • Dinner on Your Own - Restaurant List

Thursday, May 3
  • Sponsor Breakfast
  • Golf Tournament Awards
  • Innovation: Creating Smart and Sustainable Communities of the Future - Hear from ICMA President David Johnstone and other members in the region, as they discuss successful and promising approaches for creating healthy, livable, and prosperous communities of the future.
  • Reestablishing Democratic Local Government - The Polish Experience - Outstanding local leaders and professionals from Poland will touch on their experience leading local government in a society which has “transformed itself“ in the course of one generation, since the collapse of Communism in 1989.
  • Forged in Crisis - Through the stories of five masters of crises, we discover a remarkable template by which to judge leaders in our own time and explore its application to the role of local government professionals in turbulent times.
  • Homeless Shelters - Conestoga Huts & Eugene's Innovative Approach - Participants will hear about an inexpensive homeless shelter option available to them, learn about Eugene's programs and regulatory approaches, and have a draft ordinance to consider adopting in their communities. 
  • Keynote Lunch - Speaker David Johnstone, ICMA President
  • ICMA University Workshop: Leading Courageously in Challenging Times - ICMA Executive Director Marc Ott will provide examples of leadership in theory and in practice. Thought leaders will introduce challenging leadership topics, and conference registrants will have the opportunity to raise issues that they are currently faced with in their work. 
  • Sponsor Exhibits Reception (No-Host Bar)
  • Conference Banquet

Friday, May 4
  • Sponsor Breakfast
  • Walking Tour: Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center - Located in the middle of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, the interpretive center is ideally situated to interpret the natural and cultural history of this beautiful region. This tour will take place during the Oregon and Washington state association meetings.  Conference attendees from other states are invited to sign up for the tour.  There is a $6.00 fee to participate.  You must sign up for the tour in addition to your conference registration. 
  • State Association Meetings
  • ICMA National Conference Planning - Portland
  • Adjourn

Schedule At-A-Glance- Coming Soon!

Registration Fees
  • Washington Member: $325.00
  • Oregon Member: $325.00
  • Other Member: $325.00
  • Non Member: $365.00
  • Washington Senior Adviser/Student/Retired Manager: $200.00
  • Oregon Senior Adviser/Student/Retired Manager: $200.00
  • Other Senior Adviser/Student/Retired Manager: $200.00

Important Information
On-line Registration Deadline: 12:00 pm on Monday April 16, 2018.

Deadline for Registrant List: Register and approve release of your information by Monday, April 16, 2018 to guarantee your name and company information on the attendee list.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be received in writing prior to Friday, April 13, 2018 and are subject to a $25 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference. Refunds will not be granted after Friday, April 13, 2018 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellations to aenriquez@mrsc.org.

Substitution Policy: Substitution of registration (same type: member/non-member) is permitted prior to Friday, April 13, 2018. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant with written consent. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact/demographic information. Please email substitution requests to aenriquez@mrsc.org.

Registration includes educational sessions, meals and networking.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payment can be made by credit card or by check.

    Please make checks payable to WCMA.

    2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 800
    Seattle, WA 98121

    Federal TIN 91-6070472