January 27, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton – Portland
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232

Star Rentals

The Annual Business Meeting is packed full of relevant information: a state of the chapter report, political updates, and highly interactive discussion sessions. Featured throughout the day is the Industry Showcase, the ROSE and PRIDE Safety Awards, and several other chapter recognition’s. Registration is open and we invite all members to attend!

button_register cropped


Schedule at a Glance

8 am–2 pm Industry Showcase
8:30–9:30 am Opening Keynote
9:45–10:45 am Highly Interactive Discussion Sessions
11 am–12 pm Highly Interactive Discussion Sessions
12:15–2 pm Safety Awards Lunch, presented by SAIF Corporation
2:15–4 pm Annual Member Meeting
4–5 pm Annual Board of Directors Meeting
5–6 pm Membership Celebration Reception
6–11 pm Membership Celebration

Opening Keynote 8:30–9:30 am

2017 Legislative Session Sneak Preview
An insider preview on what business can expect in Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session from three long-time Oregon business lobbyists.

Moderator: John Rakowitz, AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter


Jon ChandlerJon Chandler Photo
Jon Chandler is the CEO of the Oregon Home Builders Association, which represents 4000 member firms involved in every aspect of the residential and light commercial development and construction industry. In addition, Jon is the lobbyist for the OHBA on such issues as land use planning, environmental and natural resource policy, transportation, and issues arising out of the Endangered Species Act. He is also a nationally recognized speaker on growth management issues.

Craig CampbellCraig Campbell photo
Craig is the President and Legal Counsel for The Victory Group, Inc. He has 14 years of lobbying experience in addition to 10 years of experience working in the legislative process both as legislative staff and working in the executive branch. He has developed an expertise in Transportation, Military, Emergency Response, Public Safety, Energy, Early Childhood, Tourism, Economic Development and Government Reform Policy. 

Shawn CleaveShawn Cleave Photo
Shawn is responsible for lobbying the State Legislature on behalf of REALTOR® interests and initiating and coordinating the Association’s political communication and grassroots advocacy strategy at the local, state, and federal levels.  He also serves as staff liaison to the REALTOR® Party Committee, RPAC Trustees, and Government Affairs and Political Affairs Key Committees.

Safety Awards Lunch Keynote 12:15–2 pm

The Hard Part…Maintaining Legal Compliance and a Safety Culture All At the Same Time
Even if the Trump Administration doesn’t pass many new laws, plenty of new federal requirements will continue and even more state law changes are occurring in 2017. We’ll discuss some of the expected hot new issues with OSHA, wage-hour, EEO, and other issues for employers, as well as strategies to avoid problems. Changes in the industry will also affect these developments.

HMHoward Mavity
Howard is a partner at the Atlanta Fisher Philips office. He founded and co-chairs the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. He draws upon his past business experience in transportation, logistics, construction, and industrial supply to work with clients as a business partner, and focuses on eliminating employee problems by commonsense management. He has also handled cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and numerous other state and federal agencies. Howard is active in rulemaking and dealings with federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other agencies.

Highly Interactive Discussion Sessions

The Highly Interactive Discussion Sessions are an opportunity for members to come together, find out information on several of the chapter’s main initiatives, and have their voices heard. The strength of our organization comes from the guidance and active involvement of our members on councils and committees. Pick a session and find out more on how you can get involved and make a difference.

Why Get Involved With the Safety and Health Council? 9:45–10:45 am
This council meets to share ideas, provide educational opportunities, and discuss problems affecting the safety and well-being of employees throughout the industry. The council regularly interacts with OR-OSHA and Washington DOSH on construction-specific issues, and provides resources to promote a safe and healthy culture within the construction community.

Why Be Engaged With Your AGC Membership? What’s In It For You? 9:45–10:45 am
AGC has several of ways for you to save money, make a difference in the industry, and gain continuing education through a variety of classes. The value of AGC comes from being engaged. Attend this session and find out how to make the most of your AGC membership.

Why Get Involved in the Highway/Heavy/Utilities Council? 9:45–10:45 am
Do you do road or highway work? This council specifically works with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Members receive frequent communications regarding AGC/ODOT relations and specific issues. The council provides all members with a conduit for resolving issues that are impacting their ability to do business effectively in the state.

Why Get Involved With an Area Council? 11 am–12 pm
AGC’s area councils provide an important local perspective that guides the development of the chapter’s services and initiatives. To better serve our growing membership throughout the region, AGC is expanding its network of area councils. Currently, we are seeking council chairs to represent the needs of the construction industry in the following areas: Bend, Mid-Willamette Valley, Eastern Oregon, SW Washington, and Klamath. Attend this session to find out what is happening around the state.

Why Get Involved With Workforce? 11 am–12 pm
The construction workforce shortage is a big deal. With construction booming, the current workforce is having trouble absorbing all the work. Younger workers left the industry as jobs became scarce, and they’re not returning. The committee exercises budget and program oversight on workforce initiatives including related student chapter support, workforce diversity, technology grants to higher education, construction career technical education programs, apprenticeship and training programs, and construction programs in local community colleges and universities.

Why Get Involved With the Legislative Process? 11 am–12 pm
Members interested in shaping the chapter’s legislative agenda are encouraged to participate in this forum. AGC lobbyists take direction from this forum and work to advance the legislative agenda after it is approved by the forum and the AGC Board of Directors. Proposed laws include: outlawing pre-2007 off-road diesel equipment, mandating new employee requirements and benefits, new and additional funding for Oregon’s transportation system, and expanding career technical education.

Thank you to our SponsorsJESAIF

Daily Journal of Commerce
Hoffman Stewart & Schmidt
JE Dunn Construction
Jones & Roth
Knife River
Lanphere Construction & Development
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
Moss Adams LLP
Northside Ford Truck Sales
SAIF Corporation
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Smith Monroe Gray Engineers, Inc.
Star Rentals
Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
Travelers Bond

Industry Showcase Vendors

AGC Health Benefit Trust
Daily Journal of Commerce
Encore Group
Jones & Roth
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Northside Ford Truck Sales
R-Stud Steel Framing Studs
Star Rentals
Web Steel Buildings Northwest


Registration Rates

Individual Registrations Regular Rates
(Nov 14–Jan 18)
Late/Onsite Rates
(Beginning Jan 19)
Non-member Rates
(Nov 14–Jan 27)
Full Day (includes all meetings and all meals) $225 $245 $245
Opening Keynote Breakfast $55 $65 $65
Safety Awards Luncheon $65 $75 $75
Educational Session 9:45–10:45 am $35 $50 $50
Educational Session 11:00 am–12 pm $35 $50 $50
Membership Celebration Dinner and The After Party $145 $165 $165
Table Registrations Table Rates
(November 4–January 22)
Non-member Rates
Opening Keynote Breakfast – Reserved Table of 8 $500 $600
Safety Awards Lunch – Reserved Table of 8 $600 $700
Membership Celebration Dinner and The After Party – Reserved Table of 8 $1,200 $1,300

button_register cropped

Hotel Information
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232


Hotel rates:
Standard Queen – $159/plus taxes
Premium King or Queen – $179/plus taxes
Deadline for hotel rates: December 27, 2016
After the cut-off date, reservations will be based on space and rate availability. The AGC rate is not guaranteed after December 27.

To make a room reservation, call: 1-800-996-0510 and ask for the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter Guestroom room block.

Reservation Cancellation Policy:
If a hotel reservation needs to be cancelled, attendees must call 72 hours prior to day of arrival to avoid any charges. If an attendee needs to check out prior to their reservation checkout date, please be sure to notify the hotel upon check-in of any changes to the departure date to avoid a $50 Early Departure Fee.

Day Fee: $7 per day
Overnight Fee: $10 per day

Photo Policy

By attending an AGC Oregon-Columbia chapter event you consent and acknowledge that the event will be photographed and/or recorded for promotional purposes.

Questions About This Event?

Christina Devlin, events manager, 503-685-8316 or
Viktoria Schulz, events specialist, 503-685-8314