Columbia River Regional Forum

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Date(s) - Friday, March 17, 2017
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Best Western Plus Hood River

1108 E Marina Way
Hood River, Oregon 97031


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8:30 – 9:00 am – Opening Session

9:00 – 10:15 am – Infrastructure Panel


  • Dale Robins, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC)
  • Michael Williams, WSDOT Southwest Region
  • Amanda Hoey, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD)
  • Paul Koch, Port of Cascade Locks
  • Kristen Stallman, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) – Presentation coming soon!

10:30 – 11:45 am –Water for People, Environment and Economy: Managing our Finite Water Resources as Washington and Oregon Continue to Grow


12:00 – 1:30 pm – Keynote Lunch

Speaker – Dr. Robert (Bo) Jacobs, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima Peace Institute

1:45 – 3:00 pm – Energy Policy and Development in the Columbia River Basin


  • Birgit Koehler, Bonneville Power Administration, Power and Operations Planning Group
  • Tony Usibelli, Washington Department of Commerce
  • Lauren Goldberg, Staff Attorney, Columbia Riverkeeper
  • Todd Cornett, Oregon Department of Energy, Assistant Director for Energy Facility Siting

3:00 – 4:30 pm – Closing Session – Tying It All Together

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