3rd Annu


6.0 General Credits

Transportation Funding
December 11, 2013  City University Downtown  Seattle, WA


Why You Should Attend:
This program will illuminate the developments and issues that point the way to future transportation solutions and provide context for practitioners in the many legal arenas that transportation touches. • Washington State Transportation Funding • Legislative Activity: Looking back at 2013 • Getting Creative with Funding • What Will 2014 Bring for Transportation? • Legislative Perspective • Stakeholder’s Perspective Special Presentation
Conference Sponsor:

Who Should Attend:
 Attorneys  Municipal, Legislative & Government Officials  Developers  Real Estate Professionals  Land Use Professionals  Planners  Business Owners  Anyone Affected by Transportation in the NW

Lynn Peterson Secretary of Transportation


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Northwest Transportation Funding ~ Seattle, WA
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

9:00 Introduction, Overview and Welcome
Alice M. Ostdiek, Program Co-Chair
Charles R. Wolfe, Attorney at Law

Charles R. Wolfe, Program Co-Chair

Foster Pepper PLLC

9:10 Washington State Transportation Funding: Current Needs and Realities State and Local Perspective; Public Transportation Statewide

Geri Beardsley, Executive Director

Washington State Transit Association

1:45 Getting Creative with Funding Creative Funding Solutions; Tolling (I–90, I–99, 520); Road User Surcharge; Value Capture Tax; GTC Ideas (Tax Increment Financing; Regional Transit Oriented Development Fund); King County Metro; Roads and Bridges; Growing Transit Communities; Developing Regional Transportation Oriented Revolving Loan Funds and Regions Affected

Grant S. Degginger Lane Powell PC

Genesee Adkins, Dir., Government Relations

10:00 Break 10:15 Legislative Activity: Looking back at 2013 Perspectives; Reports on Legislative Initiatives Raised for Transportation Funding During 2013; Legislative Initiatives Passed

Ben Bakkenta, Program Manager Growth Management Planning Dept. April Putney, Dir. of Policy & Advocacy
Puget Sound Regional Council Futurewise

King County, WA

Washington State Labor Council Rob Johnson, Executive Director Transportation Choices Coalition

Jeffrey G. Johnson, President

11:15 What Will 2014 Bring for Transportation? Legislative Perspective Discussion on the 2014 Legislative Session with a Focus on Statewide Transportation Issues; Transportation Investment Package; Q&A

3:00 Break 3:15 What Will 2014 Bring for Transportation? Stakeholder’s Perspective Local Transportation Revenue Challenges and Options; City Transportation and Infrastructure Needs; Political Dynamic in the Legislature; Current Barriers to a Transportation Package; What Other States and Legislatures Doing Around Transportation Revenue; Happenings in 2014

Carrie Dolwick, Policy Director Alison Reed Hellberg, Government Relations Advocate
Transportation Choices Coalition Association of Washington Cities

Boswell Consulting

Brad Boswell

Representative Judy Clibborn Washington State Legislature, 41st District Senator Curtis King Washington State Senate, 14th District Charles Knutson, Senior Policy Advisor Office of Governor Jay Inslee

4:15 Special Presentation: State of the State Transportation

12:30 Lunch (on your own)

Lynn Peterson, Secretary of Transportation
Washington State Department of Transportation

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The Seminar Group ~ FACULTY
Alice M. Ostdiek, Program Co-Chair, chairs Foster Pepper PLLC’s Municipal Government and Public Finance practices. She is experienced in working with complex general obligation and revenue transactions and has served as bond counsel, underwriters counsel, special borrower’s, or credit-provider’s counsel in financings ranging from general governmental, utility and infrastructure, educational and cultural institutions, health care and biomedical, and housing issues. Charles R. Wolfe, Program Co-Chair, is an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law. In particular, his work involves the use of sustainable development techniques and innovative land use regulatory tools on behalf of both the private and public sectors. Genesee Adkins is the Director of Government Relations for King County Executive Dow Constantine. She is the county’s chief lobbyist in Olympia on state legislative issues and oversees the county’s federal priorities and lobbying in Washington, DC. She coordinates county relations on a wide range of issues, from local government finance and transportation policy to environmental protection and public safety. Ben Bakkenta is a Program Manager in the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Planning Department, where he currently manages the region’s Growing Transit Communities project funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. Geri Beardsley is Executive Director of the Washington State Transit Association, which provides advocacy, education and outreach for the state’s public transportation agencies. Previously, she served as a budget assistant to the Governor on transportation issues; as a policy and budget analyst for the Seattle City Council on land use, housing, parks, and transportation issues; and practiced land use law. Brad Boswell has provided political consulting services for over 16 years and has developed a wide range of knowledge and expertise. His extensive lobbying experience includes a diverse client background in a host of issue areas including: health care; tax and fiscal policy; environmental policy; transportation and general business. Representative Judy Clibborn serves the Washington State House of Representatives, 41st Legislative District. Her current House Committee Assignments are Transportation Chair and Health Care and Wellness. Her legislative priorities are reducing traffic congestion and increasing road safety, improving our schools and sending more students to our state colleges and continuing to increase job opportunities for working families. Grant S. Degginger is a shareholder at Lane Powell PC and is Chair of the firm’s Construction and Environmental Practice Group. His practice focuses on environmental, construction and commercial disputes. He has handled complex matters involving environmental damage, public and private sector construction, municipal governance issues and insurance coverage disputes. Carrie Dolwick has been the Policy Director for Transportation Choices Coalition since the end of 2010. Over ten years ago she moved to the Northwest to study at the

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University of Washington’s Evans School for Public Administration. Since earning her masters there, she has worked as a management consultant for public entities, for clean energy and climate policy, to protect threatened lands in Alaska, for a solar manufacturer in Nicaragua, and for finding balance in the way we invest in our transportation system. Alison Reed Hellberg has worked in government relations for the Association of Washington Cities since January of this year, focusing on transportation, infrastructure, and economic development issues. Prior to that, she served as nonpartisan legal counsel to the Transportation Committee in the Washington State House of Representatives. Jeffrey G. Johnson was elected President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, in December 2010 and was sworn into office on Jan. 5, 2011. Prior to that, since joining the WSLC staff in 1986, he had served as special assistant to the president, lead lobbyist, research and organizing director, and as shop steward for his staff unit, which is part of Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8. Rob Johnson became the Executive Director in 2009 after four years as the Regional Policy Director at Transportation Choices Coalition. Under his leadership, the organization has helped secure over $25 billion in funding for transit in Washington State, doubled their budget and staff, established and funded theirr first organizational reserve, and passed cutting edge state and local transportation policy priorities. Senator Curtis King is the 14th District (Yakima, WA) State Senator. He serves as the Co-Chair of the Senate Transportation committee, and is also on the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. He was elected in 2007, 2008, 2012, and his term expires January 2017. Charles Knutson serves as Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jay Inslee. In this role, he provides counsel and support to the Governor on transportation and land use issues, develops policy initiatives and works with the Washington State Department of Transportation, other agencies, the Legislature, tribes and stakeholders to move these plans forward. Lynn Peterson was appointed Secretary of Transportation in February 2013 by Governor Jay Inslee. She manages an agency of 6,600 employees, with responsibility for 18,600 lane miles of highway, 3,600 bridges, general aviation airports, passenger and freight-rail programs, and the Washington State Ferry system, the nation’s largest. April Putney is the Director of Policy & Advocacy at Futurewise. At Futurewise she works to develop and implement innovative policy and financing solutions for issues ranging from transportation, land use, affordable housing, farmland, forests, shorelines, habitat, to climate change. For the past two years, she has sat on the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growing Transit Communities Affordable Housing Subcommittee and helped lead Futurewise and Transportation Choices Coalition’s joint Transportation For Washington campaign.

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if we receive your cancellation by Thursday, December 5, 2013. No refunds will be given after this date. Please note that if you do not cancel by the deadline and/or do not attend, you are still responsible for payment. Course Materials: Each participant will receive a set of course materials, prepared by the speakers especially for this conference, which will be invaluable as a future reference. The course materials alone are available for $179 which includes shipping and handling. Homestudy Package: Our complete Homestudy Course, consisting of a full DVD or Audio CD and the Course Materials, is available for $620. This program may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of Washington continuing legal education self-study credit and may qualify for self-study credit in other states. Seminar Location: The seminar will be held at City University Downtown, 521 Wall Street, Seattle, Washington, (206) 239–4500 or (800) 426–5596. Please call the facility for directions/questions. A block of guest rooms has been reserved at La Quinta Seattle Downtown, 2224 8th Ave., Seattle, WA. Call (206) 624-6820 and mention The Seminar Group Corporate Rate. To book online go to: http://436.lq.com and enter the booking code SEM1GRP in the box Promo/Corporate Code.

possible since enrollment is limited. You may also register with a credit card via phone, fax or online. Walk-in registrations will be accepted subject to space availability. Please call The Seminar Group at (206) 463–4400 or (toll free) (800) 574–4852, or fax to (866) 435–3444, or email: registrar@TheSeminarGroup.net Tuition: The tuition fee includes attendance at all sessions, coffee breaks, and all course materials. Full Tuition: $595 per person; Special Government rate: $495 per person; Student rate: $397 per person. Make checks payable to: The Seminar Group. Save When Two or More Register: Save $25 each off of the Full Tuition fee only when two or more register from the same organization at the same time. Multiple discounts do not apply. Course Accreditation: This course has been approved for 6.0 hours of Washington MCLE credit. For information or accreditation in other states, please call The Seminar Group at (206) 463–4400 or (800) 574–4852. Substitution/Cancellation: You may substitute another person at any time. We will refund tuition, less a $50 cancellation charge,

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December 11, 2013 ~ Seattle, WA
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Transportation Funding
6.0 LE: WA MC



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