Regional Leadership Conference 2019

Regional Leadership Conference 2019

  • Date(s): Wed, Oct 16, 2019 - Fri, Oct 18, 2019
  • Location: Suncadia Resort
  • Address: 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA, 98922 (Get Directions)
  • Members: $1,500 full conference (Wed only- $300, Thu only- $500, Fri only- $150)
  • Non-Members: $1,700 full conference (Wed only- $400, Thu only- $600, Fri only- $250)
  • Additional Information: Price includes hotel accommodations in the Lodge at Suncadia, most meals, and conference materials.
  • Questions: Contact Leigh Jacobson at 206-389-7311

Dynamic Leadership. Real Talk.


The Seattle metro region is on the global stage, but are we ready to lead? To sustain our prosperity now and into the future, we must think beyond our individual contributions. We need to build a culture of collaborative, visionary leadership. This conference will explore how we can work better as a regional team and challenge attendees to expand their roles in the “relay race” of civic problem-solving.

Join us at the Regional Leadership Conference (RLC), the Chamber’s premier event for our top business, government, and community leaders as we convene around our conference goals:
  • Highlight great speakers with success stories of long-term, visionary leadership.
  • Motivate business, government, and community leaders to build a culture of collaboration.
  • Define what it means to act as region and the roles we can each play.
  • Provide a unique networking opportunity, while having fun!
You may also register to attend RLC on specific days. To register for only one day, contact Leigh Jacobson at 206-389-7311.
  • Wednesday Only - $300 (member) / $400 (non-member)
  • Thursday Only - $500 (member) / $600 (non-member)
  • Friday Only - $150 (member) / $250 (non-member)

Featured Keynotes:

Clarence Anthony
CEO and Executive Director
National League of Cities

Alisha Valavanis
CEO & General Manager
Seattle Storm

Speakers Include:

Hon. Claudia Balducci
King County

Josh Brown
Executive Director
Puget Sound Regional Council

Hon. Dow Constantine
County Executive
King County

Angela Dunleavy-Stowell

Hon. Jenny Durkan
City of Seattle

Vicki Foege
Community Relations Director
HomeStreet Bank

Nicole Grant
Executive Secretary- Treasurer
MLK Labor Council

Hanson Hosein
HRH Media Group LLC

AP Hurd

Richard de Sam Lazaro

Shkelqim Kelmendi
Executive Director
Housing Connector

Marie Kurose
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

Richard de Sam Lazaro
Government Affairs Manager
Expedia Group

Brian McGowan
Greater Seattle Partners

Chris Mefford
Community Attributes

Tony Mestres
President & CEO
Seattle Foundation

Trish Millines Dziko
Co-Founder and
Executive Director
Technology Access Foundation

Jiquanda Nelson
Senior Manager, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity & Workforce Development
Kaiser Permanente

Lee Newgent
former Executive Secretary
Washington State Building and Construction Trades

Hon. Joe Nguyen
State of Washington

David Rolf
Founder and President Emeritus
SEIU 775

Racquel Russell
Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
Zillow Group

DeLee Shoemaker
General Manager
USGA State Government Affairs

Dan Silverman
Executive Vice President, Investment Attraction
Toronto Global

Hon. Dave Somers
County Executive
Snohomish County

Sharmila Swenson
Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs

Andrew Thibault
Senior Principal
EMC Research

Lynne Varner
Associate Vice Chancellor
Washington State Unversity

Jonathan Weinhagen
President & CEO
MPLS Regional Chamber

Hon. Victoria Woodards
City of Tacoma

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Membership starts at $500 and is open to any business or organization interested in increasing their presence in Seattle metropolitan region.

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