January 7, 2020
Meeting was called to order by Kaj at 7:30am. Dick P. led the flag salute.
Peggy gave a history moment.
Dick moved to accept December 17 meeting minutes, second by Jack. Motion passed.
Dick moved to accept December 10 meeting minutes, second by Jack. Motion passed.
New resident, Neil; Becky McGinty; Norm Schaff
Kaj announced that PABA membership is $55.
Edna stated the program for next week is a school levy debate. PABA members and guests toured Stevens Middle School last night.
Monthly Chamber luncheon is tomorrow.
Carol was presented with a plaque as 2019 PABA President.
There is a PABA board meeting next Monday.
Noon Kiwanis this Thursday features Mark Nichols.
Norm Schaaf, representing Merrill & Ring, talked about the partnership with Nippon, the Port of Port Angeles, City of Port Angeles, and Georgia Pacific and the plan to clean up the harbor. It is a 10-year plan costing $40-$50 million.
Colleen McAleer from Clallam EDC announced their annual gala this Friday at 7 Cedars, sponsored by Kitsap Bank. Lisa Brown from Dept. of Commerce will install the new officers and David Guiliani is the Keynote Speaker.
Program: Business Meeting
Debbie talked about her new business, Olympic Peninsula Audio Tours.
Cheri Kidd, as Ms. Senior USA, talked about her role and how she’ll be traveling all year and is a UN Ambassador.
Jim M. and Colleen M. talked about NOLA’s top three focus issues for the 2020 legislative session.
Jim listed the 6 legislative items that PABA membership already approved.
The EDC facilitated the process that determined the top 3 issues to give to hired lobbyist Josh Weiss.
She said other counties do a good job of promoting their transportation projects and Clallam County needs to do the same.
At Monday’s board meeting PABA board will vote to add these 3 topics to the already approved legislative agenda.
Colleen added that Jefferson County approves of, and supports, these 3 topics.
Edna thanked NOLA for taking a stance to help small businesses with issues that will cause them to shut down. Colleen said Sequim Chamber expects a number of small businesses to close because of the minimum wage increase this year.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30am.