ORAVI Summit 2017
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Tuesday September 19, 2017
KTMK Tillamook Airport
Officers Mess Hall
6825 Officer’s Row
Tillamook, OR 97141

Officers Mess
Tillamook Naval Air Station Officers Mess Hall

Economic Development value of airports to rural Oregon communities

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9:00-Noon  Coffee and snacks Sponsored by Century West
                 UAS Drone Test Range tours and demos
                 Visit Tillamook Aviation Museum - Blimp Hangar
                 Airport and industrial park
                 Drone demos by Patrick Sherman of Roswell Flighttest Crew

Noon Lunch - Hawaiian buffet catered by Pacific Restaurant  Lunch Sponsor: Southend Corporate Airpark

1:00 - 5:00 Program
3:00 - Coffee break sponsored by: Centex Construction
5:00 - Social hour


Keynote Speaker:

Chris Cummings
 Chris Cummings
 Assistant Director Economic Development Business Oregon

Chris's division is responsible for Business & Community Development, Infrastructure Finance and loans, Regional Projects, Global Strategies and Recruitment, programs and incentives and innovation and small business growth. His department is comprised of more than fifty professionals who can assist in attracting and growing businesses in Oregon statewide. 

Prior to joining the agency in early 2016, Chris served as a Program Manager of Oregon Department of Transportation and was a manager in the Planning Department of the Oregon Department of Aviation.

Chris has more than 15 years of experience in economic development, project management, capital construction and planning. He holds a Master Degree in Public Administration and served in economic development positions in New Jersey before locating to Oregon several years ago.

He and his department are supporters of aviation and especially of the economic opportunities presented by Oregon's booming UAS drone industry.

Speakers and panels include

Michele Bradley, Director, Port of Tillamook
Karmen Fore, Governor's Senior Director for Transportation and Federal Affairs
Haley Walker, Airport manager, Grant County Municipal Airport - John Day
Brian Prange, Vice President TacAero- Hood River
Steve Chrisman, Economic Development & Airport Manager - Pendleton
Benny Benson, Owner Energyneering and Sisters Eagle Air - Sisters
Henry Balensifer, Comm /Govt Manager, LEKTRO (via video)
Gary Kobes, Astoria airport director
Lance Vanderbeck, Newport airport director
John Stevens, SOAR Oregon Chief Operations Officer
Patrick Sherman, Roswell Flight Test Crew
Tim Lachenmeier, President, Near Space Corporation and TMK UAS Test Range

Event Sponsors

Southend Corporate Airpark

Centrex Construction


Annual Sponsors and Sustaining Members

Tac Aero
Hood River, Oregon
 Oregon Department of Aviation



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