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Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the success of the 2013 Symposium!

Welcome from the Mayor
Marilyn StricklandOn behalf of the residents of Tacoma, thank you for your interest in this symposium that focuses on important issues that affect all of us – jobs, the economy and our waterfronts. I look forward to welcoming you to our great City in 2013 and having meaningful discussions with you. Please save the date and I will see you this spring!

Mayor Marilyn Strickland

The Symposium
In March 2013, Washington Sea Grant produced the third national symposium on issues faced by working waterfronts throughout the U.S., at Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington.

The Issues
Increasing population in coastal areas generates increasing conflicts over access to and uses of waterfronts. Across the United States, waterfront communities both large and small are seeking creative solutions to address evolving challenges.

Who Should Attend
Join the discussion. Meet with local, regional, tribal and national decision-makers; members of the commercial fishing, marine, and tourism industries, developers and property owners; business owners, community planners and waterfront advocates — at the third in a series of national discussions on working waterfronts.

Session topics will include discussions about:

  • Economic and Social Impacts of and on Working Waterfronts
  • Successful Local, Regional, State and Federal Strategies to Address Working Waterfront Issues
  • The Future of Working Waterfronts: Changing Uses and Changing Climate
  • Keeping Waterfront Industries Commercially Viable

The symposium begins March 25 with a full day of field trips around the Tacoma waterfront and the region.

For more information
Contact Washington Sea Grant Coastal Management Specialist Nicole Faghin, conference coordinator, at wwaters2013@uw.edu, 206.685.8286 (office)

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