PNWER kicked off the decade with visits to several of our jurisdictions' capitals last month. PNWER traveled to Olympia, WA, first before heading to Juneau, AK, and Boise, ID. A small delegation was also in Salem, OR, earlier this week.

PNWER will visit the capitals of our other jurisdictions, Ottawa, and Washington, D.C. in the coming months. ​These annual capital visits allow PNWER delegates and stakeholders to meet with key government, legislative, and private sector leaders to discuss issues important to our region. 
The PNWER Delegation traveled to Olympia for meetings on January 21. The delegation included Montana State Senator Mike Cuffe, PNWER President; Oregon State Senator Arnie Roblan, Past PNWER President (2017-18); Melanie Roberts, Pacific Northwest National Lab. .. Click here to read more about PNWER in Olympia.
PNWER Delegation Meeting w/ House Minority Leader J. T. Wilcox
PNWER Delegation Testifying during Senate Agriculture Committee
The PNWER delegation visited Juneau, Alaska, on January 22-24. During the visit, Senator Cuffe met with several Alaska legislators and PNWER delegates on regional economic issues. PNWER was also hosted by Senator Mia Costello at a Lunch and Learn on January 23 in the Capitol. At the Lunch and Learn, attendees heard from... Click here to read more about PNWER in Juneau.
PNWER Delegation Meeting w/ Senate Majority Leader Lyman Hoffman
PNWER Delegation at the Alaska Marine Exchange in Juneau
The PNWER delegation traveled to Boise, Idaho, for meetings on January 27-29. Topics included specific issues impacting Idaho including Aquatic Invasive Species Funding, Precision Agriculture, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Transportation and Infrastructure, Columbia River Treaty, U.S.-Canada Trade, Legislative Energy... Click here to read more about PNWER in Boise.
PNWER Delegation Meeting w/ Governor Brad Little
ID Sen. Chuck Winder Giving Remarks at the Legislative Lunch & Learn
PNWER in Salem
Matt Morrison, Executive Director, visited Salem, Oregon, on February 10 for meetings with key Oregon legislators, LEHI alumni, and members of Governor Kate Brown's Office. Topics ranged from transportation and the Columbia River Bridge crossing, aquatic invasive species funding, the Cascadia Innovation Corridor, and disaster resilience issues among others.

These one-on-one meetings included discussions with Sen. Arnie Roblan; Sen. Lee Beyer; Sen. Michael Denbrow; Sen. Bill Hansell; Sen. Lew Frederick; Rep. Caddy McKeown; Sen. Alan Olsen; Rep. Ken Helm; Sen. Betsy Johnson; Sen. James Manning; Sen. Dennis Lithicum; Rep. Nancy Nathanson; Rep. Pam Marsh; Rep. David Brock Smith; Gina Zejdlik, Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Kate Brown; and Leah Horner, Regional Solutions Director and Jobs & Economic Policy Advisor for Gov. Kate Brown.
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