2017 Legislative Day & Hill Climb

Tuesday, January 17


Hotel R L, Olympia

The day is your chance to be heard in Olympia. This event brings together business leaders, legislators and special guests with one message – to keep businesses’ priorities top-of-mind with elected officials. In addition to a full day of content, the Hill Climb gives attendees the opportunity to take their issues and concerns directly to their legislators on the Capitol Campus. For questions regarding sponsorship options, please contact Stephanie Hemphill at 360.943.1600.

To make a reservation in the AWB room block please contact Hotel RL at 360.943.4000 and mention you are booking for the AWB Event.

Agenda (as of 1.09.17)

7:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
Hotel R L Lobby
7:30 a.m.
Board Meeting
Fir Ballroom
8:50 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee
Fir Ballroom

9:30 a.m.
Healthcare Outlook for 2017
Fir Ballroom

Sheri Nelson, Government Affairs Director, AWB

10:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Spruce Ballroom

Chris Reykdal

10:45 a.m.
Education Panel
Spruce Ballroom
   Amy Anderson, Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator
Sen. Andy Billig

Rep. Paul Harris

11:30 a.m.

11:35 a.m.
Tax & Budget Panel
Spruce Ballroom
  Eric Lohnes, Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator

Sen. John Braun

  Sen. Kevin Ranker
12:20 p.m.
Fir Ballroom

12:45 p.m.
Lunch Keynote: State of the Economy
Fir Ballroom

Skylar Olsen, Senior Economist, Zillow

1:45 p.m.

1:55 p.m.
Labor Panel
Fir Ballroom

Bob Battles, Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator

  Sen. Michael Baumgartner
  Sen. Bob Hasegawa

2:40 p.m.
Call to Action/Wrap-Up
Fir Ballroom
  Gary Chandler, Vice President, Government Affairs, AWB

3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Adjourn
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Hill Climb
5:30 p.m.
Reception Registration Opens
Forest Ballroom Foyer
6:00 p.m.
Reception Forest Ballroom

Take a look at last year's photo gallery or watch the video below: