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AWB hotel block for Policy Summit Sept. 17-19 at Suncadia Resort closes TODAY

Make connections and engage in high-level, statewide policy discussion at the 2019 Policy Summit, once again held at the beautiful Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum Sept. 17-19. Learn about the current outlook on issues that impact your business and the communities where we live and work.

One of our most popular events, this one often sells out. You can also join the AWB Room Block at the Suncadia Resort, but you must reserve your room by today, August 19. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.

2019 Policy Summit Event Details

  • Where: Suncadia Resort | 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA 98922
  • When: September 17-19, 2019
  • Cost: $595 AWB Member Full Package

Additional ticketing options available

Keynote address
Get a look at life inside the White House with two former chiefs of staff during the evening keynote address featuring a joint appearance from Denis McDonough, White House chief of staff (2013-17), and Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff (2017) and chairman of the Republican National Committee (2011-17).

About the speakers
Reince Priebus was named White House Chief of Staff shortly after the 2016 campaign. Prior to managing the White House staff, Priebus served as the longest-serving chairman of the Republican National Committee. He oversaw a dramatic turnaround of the RNC and built the infrastructure needed for landslide GOP victories. He left the RNC as one of the winningest chairmen of either political party in American history. Priebus is a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.

From February 2013 until January 20, 2017, Denis McDonough served as White House chief of staff for President Obama. Prior to his role as chief of staff, McDonough served as assistant to the President and principal deputy national security advisor and chaired the National Security Council’s Deputies Committee. Throughout the 2008 Presidential campaign, McDonough served as senior foreign policy advisor for Obama for America. McDonough was appointed senior principal at the Markle Foundation in February 2017.

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