Position Open for APP Management Contract

Message from Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director:

As many of you already know, APP would like to add a strong sales component to the executive management services contract. This is an exciting time for APP. With the anticipated increased growth in port membership, APP's members will be part of a larger network to share ideas in. This new management plan helps pave the way to ensuring APP's motto of "Building Partnerships Throughout the Pacific" continues to remain true.

While I've been requested to apply for this new management services contract, after deep reflection and consulting with my staff, I have decided not to do so. This was a difficult decision, as I've enjoyed providing management services to APP for the last 13 years. In order to allow APP time to conduct the search for a new executive director and team, I signed a short-term contract that ends on January 31, 2020. Kersten Green and I will continue to handle APP's management, as well as coordination of the November 2019 Funding Seminar and the 2020 Winter Conference. We are pleased to be able to support APP during this transition.

The executive management search is being conducted by Sue Dvonch of Shey-Harding Associates, Inc. Please click here for more information.

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Fall Fly In, Fly out Seminar
"Funding Opportunities and Sources for Ports"
November 1, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Fall Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar at the
Portland International Airport Conference Center.

Please join us for a special seminar to learn about funding opportunities that address port finance challenges.

You'll hear from experts in the field discussing all facets of port funding; including public private partnerships, grants, and financing.

Take advantage of the discounted early rates and register now!


APP’s 106th Annual Conference Wrap-Up!


Annual Conference
July 14-17, 2019
The Residence Inn by Marriott, Portland Downtown/Pearl District
Portland, Oregon

Conference Program
Conference Photos

Our 106th Annual Conference featured timely presentations, an informative boat tour of the Port of Columbia County's Port District, numerous networking events, and much more! 

APP’s 2019 Winter Conference

2019 Winter Conference
January 23-25, 2019
Westin Maui Hotel
Maui, Hawaii

Click here to view the Program
Click Here to view the conference Photos
Click Here to view the conference Presentations

Firsthand perspectives from key port industry leaders, news from other ports, and networking with colleagues -- all on beautiful Maui, Hawaii, a central location for APP members. Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you with informative presentations on port security, public private partnerships, the latest on port litigation cases, sustainability issues, engineering, technological advancements, and much more!


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Learn About APP's Unique History

Learn about APP's first century of forming partnerships to discuss port issues throughout the Pacific.

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