January 11, 2016
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Eight days until Legislative Summit and Hill Climb. Register now to be heard!

Skylar Olsen
, senior economist at Zillow, will be one of the keynote speakers at AWB’s 2016 Legislative Day & Hill Climb on Jan. 19. Attendees will also hear from Gov. Jay Inslee, top lawmakers from both parties, and many others who have a major say in the future of Washington’s business climate.

Legislative Day is also expanding this year. Now known as the AWB Legislative Day & Hill Climb, the one-day event will include an afternoon visit to the Capitol. Attendees will meet with their local lawmakers in a revival of AWB’s Hill Climb.

Gov. Jay Inslee is scheduled to give the morning breakfast keynote starting at 7:30. He’ll be followed by the AWB board meeting. At 9:30 the panel topic will be climate change and the environment. At 10:30 we’ll talk minimum wage and predictive scheduling with legislative leaders. At 11:15 the topic is education funding.

The lunchtime keynote will address Washington’s competitiveness and a look at the two distinct regions of the state. Agency directors Maia Bellon of the Department of Ecology and Joel Sacks of the Department of Labor & Industries will talk with AWB members at 1:30. Gary Chandler, AWB vice president, government affairs, will wrap up the afternoon’s discussions at 2:15 – and then the Hill Climb begins.

Attendees who have RSVP’d with AWB staff will travel to the Capitol at 2:45 to meet with lawmakers at pre-scheduled meetings in the afternoon.

The day will end with a meet-and-greet reception with lawmakers and other Olympia notables starting at 6 p.m.

Registration is now open for the 2016 Legislative Day & Hill Climb. Please be sure to check the “Hill Climb” box on the registration form to allow our staff to schedule the appointments with lawmakers and arrange meeting space as needed in advance of your arrival Jan. 19.

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