Welcoming Remarks by Governor Kate Brown


Opening Remarks

Resilient Infrastructure—Resilient Economy Viewed from 30,000 Feet

2019 Oregon Infrastructure Report Card
Presenter: Mark Libby, a Professional Associate at HDR Engineering

The Fact and Fiction of Public Investments in Adaptation and Resilience
Presenter: Jesse Keenan, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., Harvard University


Plenary Session 1

What Can Infrastructure Resiliency Look Like?

This session will explore what resiliency can look like through four infrastructure lenses: Capacity, Technology, Water, Transportation.
Moderator: Brenda Bateman, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Business Oregon

North Santiam Canyon Joint Sewer Project
Presenter: Danielle Gonzalez, Economic Developer, Marion County

Strategic Energy, Management: A low-cost Approach to Persistence Energy Savings
Presenter: Romana Cohen, SEM Coach, Stillwater Energy

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership
Presenter: Timothy Gross, P.E., Public Works Director/City Engineer, City of Newport

Local Transportation Funding Challenges
Presenter: Bruce Zimmerman, CPA, Tax Administrator, Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation


Keynote Presentation

Planning the Northwest’s Infrastructure of Tomorrow (mins 0:01 – 0:15:30)

by Rhys Roth is Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI)


Plenary Session 2

What Can Economic Resiliency Look Like? (mins 00:16-1:08)

This session will explore what economic resiliency can look like through four infrastructure lenses: Capacity, Technology, Water, Transportation.
Moderator: Chris Cummings, Assistant Director, Business Oregon

Farmers Conservation Alliance—Irrigation Districts
Presenter: Jed Jorgensen, Director of Energy Solutions, Farmers Conservation Alliance

John Day Innovation Gateway Project
Presenter: Nick Green, City Manager, City of John Day

Tillamook County Flood Control and Resiliency
Presenters: Liane Welch, P.E., City Engineer, City of Tillamook, and Dr. Kristi Foster, Executive Director, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

Factoring in the Value of Water
Presenter: Sarah Reich, Policy Analyst, ECONorthwest

Plenary Session 3

Point/Counterpoint: Disruptive Shifts and Economic Implications

This spirited discussion will focus on adaptation approaches a community might take. Do you respond to disruptions or do you plan to disrupt for a different outcome? What resiliency strategy should you take? Who needs to be part of the conversation? How bold do you want to be?
Moderator: Lorelei Juntunen, Partner, Vice President of Operations, ECONorthwest
Presenters: Jesse Keenan, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., Harvard University; Jeff Raker, Economic Development Planner

Concurrent Sessions 1

Session A: Paying Peanuts for Pipes, Pumps, and Plants

Session B: Got funds? Finding State Funding for Local Transportation

Session C: Water—the Gold of the 21st Century


Concurrent Sessions 2

Session A: Aligning Land Use Plans and Opportunities

Session B: The ABCs of Financing Your Capital Improvement Project

Session C: Accounting for the Economic Value of Infrastructure Investments


Concurrent Sessions 3

Session A: Unlocking Water, Energy, Economic, and Environmental Benefits through Collaboration

Session B: John Day’s Innovation Gateway Project

Session C: Building in Water System Resilience

Session D: Lightning Highlights: What’s Happening Statewide! 10 minutes, 10 slides, one minute per slide, no stopping, no mercy!


Concurrent Sessions 4

Session A: Adjusting Regionally for Resiliency: Yamhill County’s Regional Water Initiative and Newport’s Tsunami Resistant Marine Research Facility

Session B: Infrastructure and Economic Impacts of Building Out Technology

Session C: Telling the Story for Project Funding–Clackamas County Water Environment Services and Other Transportation and Capital Infrastructure Case Studies

Session D: Resilient Roadways: Transportation Preparation for the Extremes