The Pacific Current November 6, 2015
There's still time to register for our Fly-in Fly-out Seminar, "Paying for Progress: Obtaining, Developing, and Managing Grants for Pacific Ports of All Sizes," on Monday, November 16th at the San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott. 
See below for the full list of guest speakers and additional event details.
And read on for changes on the Port of Longview Commission, the newest APP Executive Committee member, and additional APP member highlights. 
Still Time to Register for 11/16 Port Grants Seminar in San Francisco
New Longview Commissioner Elected
APP 2015-16 Executive Committee Elected
Associate Member Spotlight: NorthSouth GIS
Upcoming APP Events
APP Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar
"Paying for Progress: Obtaining, Developing, and
Managing Grants for Pacific Ports of All Sizes"

Monday, November 16, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott
San Francisco, California USA

There's still time to register for our upcoming November 16th Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar, "Paying for Progress: Obtaining, Developing, and Managing Grants for Pacific Ports of All Sizes."

Take home valuable information from these expert guest speakers:
  • John Hummer, Director of Northern California Gateway, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD)
  • Jose Ometeotl and Zaskia Ruiz-Jones, Willdan Financial Services
  • Andrew Ciocca, Vice President, Stern Brothers
  • Jeannie Beckett, Principal, The Beckett Group
  • Daniel Elroi, President & CEO, NorthSouth GIS LLC
  • Dona Toteva Lacayo, Business Development Manager, Port of Hueneme, California
  • Cynthia Mertes, Management Analyst, Port of San Diego, California
Our timely seminar will focus on obtaining funding opportunities and obstacles facing Pacific ports. Find out how to secure grant funding by matching your port's needs with the economic growth needs of your region. Learn advanced grant writing strategies to successfully fund your Pacific port projects, and much more! There will also be plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues - all in beautiful San Francisco, California! 

The seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. -- close by the airport easily accessible via a convenient and complimentary hotel airport shuttle ride -- so you can easily fly in and out of San Francisco that same day.

Sponsorship Information:
Get valuable exposure for your business or port and simultaneously help support APP programs!

  • $500 Continental Breakfast Sponsorship - Sponsored by Port of Hueneme
  • $500 Networking Break Sponsorship 
  • $1000 Lunch and Networking Sponsorship
Our valued sponsors receive recognition with: 
  • Logos on the Seminar Poster & in the Seminar Program
  • Recognition in all newsletters and Seminar mailings prior to and after the Seminar
  • Option to include information or promotional items in Seminar bags and verbal recognition at the specific event being sponsored
  • Sponsorships of $1,000 and higher also receive podium time to speak to the attendees at the event being sponsored, if so desired.

Special thanks to our Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar sponsors so far:

Port of Hueneme

Local businessman Jeff Wilson won with a landslide victory in the November 3rd general election to become the newest commissioner at the Port of Longview, Washington USA

Wilson captured 65 percent of the vote for a port commission seat. He will replace incumbent Darold Dietz, who did not seek

Wilson owns and operates T.P.I., a portable toilet company, and has been involved in several community projects, including the restoration Longview's historic Shay Locomotive. 

He joins APP Past President Bob Bagaason and Doug Averett (who replaced Lou Johnson earlier this year) to round out the Port of Longview commission. 

Congratulations, Jeff! Thank you for your service, Commissioner Dietz! 
Port of Long Beach, California USA Harbor Commissioner Doug Drummond recently joined the APP Executive Committee as a regional representative.

Drummond, a former two-term Long Beach City Councilman, Vice Mayor and Police Department Commander, has served on the Long Beach Harbor Commission since 2011. Commissioner Drummond's more than 45 years of service to Long Beach began in 1959 when he became a Long Beach Police Department officer, attaining the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain, and then retiring in 1988 as Commander after 29 years on the force.

In the community, Mr. Drummond is past chairman of the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross and past president of the Downtown Lions Club of Long Beach, Long Beach Youth Centers, Inc., the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Long Beach, and the Historical Society of Long Beach. He was also a member of the Board for the Long Beach International City Celebration commemorating the City's 100th Anniversary in 1988.

Also an accomplished author, he has published two novels set in Long Beach (Cyclone Racer, 2003, and What Goes Around Comes Around, 2005) and co-authored a collector's book on the Remington Double Deringer (Dr. William H. Elliot's Remington Double Deringer, 2008).

Congratulations, Commissioner Drummond! 

Your newly-elected 2015-16 APP Executive Committee:

Mary Anne Rooney, President - Port of Hueneme, California USA
Claire Poumele, First Vice President - American Samoa Port Authority
Elizabeth Blanchard, Second Vice President - Port of Stockton, California USA
Patrick Trapp, Third Vice President - Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA
Tai-Hsin Lee, Past President - Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.

Regional Representatives:
Dick Dodge - Port of Redwood City, California USA
Doug Drummond - Port of Long Beach, California USA
Timothy Kernaghan - Port Authority of Guam
Bob Bagaason - Port of Longview, Washington USA
Robert Larson - Port of Benton, Washington USA
Representative - Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan

At-Large Representatives:
Kim B. Puzey - Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
Randa Coniglio - Port of San Diego, California USA

NorthSouth GIS (NSG) designs and deploys geospatial systems for ports. They integrate them with other port systems, populate them with data, devise processes of all varieties, and train personnel, all with a focus on long-term sustainability. NSG provides geospatial consulting services and off-the-shelf solutions to ports of all sizes, large and small, both within the United States and globally. NSG is one of the most respected geospatial systems implementation and integration consulting firms in the United States.
  NorthSouth GIS

Be sure to catch NSG President & CEO Daniel Elroi speak at our November 16th port funding seminar in San Francisco to learn how your port can receive funding for GIS solutions to help improve your port!  
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:  

November 16, 2015
APP Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar
"Paying for Progress: Obtaining, Developing &
Managing Grants for Pacific Ports of All Sizes"
San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott
San Francisco, California

January 13-16, 2016  HawaiiDOT
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort
Big Island, Hawaii

July 10-13, 2016
103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California

Contact APP:

Please feel free to contact your APP staff with any questions, concerns, or requests:

Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director:

Brian Wright, Operations Manager:

Kersten Green, Administrative Assistant  
Telephone: 503.653.5868
Fax: 503.654.8259


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