American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon

Event Calendar

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Legislative Preview (5306)

Start Date: 12/7/2021 3:30 PM PST
End Date: 12/7/2021 5:00 PM PST


Organization Name: ACEC Oregon

Contact:
Merideth Webber
Email: mwebber@acecOregon.org
Phone: (503) 292-2348


Legislative Preview 

What issues will 2022 bring for the design industry?

FEDERAL
Steve Hall, ACEC National Sr. Vice President, Advocacy, will discuss the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). It was the culmination of months of advocacy by ACEC and other groups.

 
Work on the landmark legislation has just begun. Execution of the IIJA and its implementation presents several opportunities for our industry to influence the overall process of turning legislative text into tangible projects and work for our industry. ACEC will have a seat at the table and a voice in the process.


STATE
Additionally, join us for an insider's look at the Oregon legislature's February 2022 short session and the 2022 election cycle. ACEC Oregon’s lobbyist, Marshall Coba, will be joined by two leaders of their respective caucuses who promise to be open and honest about plans and aspirations for 2022 and beyond. This election cycle will bring change unlike any Oregon has seen for decades. A new Governor, Speaker of the House and Senate President will ensure new blood and hopefully some new ideas permeate the Capitol in Salem when the 2023 session begins.

 
Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (Democrat - District 17 - NW Portland/ Beaverton) is a MD practicing family medicine at OHSU for the past 35 years. Her unique skill set is put to the test as the Co-Chair of the budget writing Ways and Means Committee. This key position gives Senator Steiner Hayward a look into every nook of state government and the balance between more or less funding for agencies. Serving in elected politics since 2011, she has proven to be an intelligent and vital player in moving Oregon forward.
 
Senator Tim Knopp (Republican – District 27 – Bend) is the newly elected leader of the Senate Republican Caucus. While his caucus is dwarfed by the Democrats 18-11 with one independent, Sen. Knopp brings his business acumen and track record of success to attempt to find the sweet spot of policy in what has become a tough place for conservatives to impact policy in Salem. He is the Executive Director of the Central Oregon Builders Association - COBA (no relation to our lobbyist Marshall) and has been elected since 1999. Sen. Knopp will use his new leadership position to push for a pro-business agenda in February and through the election cycle.

WHEN
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
(includes time for Q&A)


Zoom login credentials are included with the event registration confirmation (and will also be sent to registrants prior to the program).