ORAVI Summit 2019

This event was held on  Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Atlantic Aviation PDX

3:00pm check in and networking
4:00pm - 7:00pm Program

50 attendees

Keynote Speaker:
Congressman Peter DeFazio

Chairman of the United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Rep. DeFazio represents Oregon's 4th district in the United States Congress and has been involved in transportation and aviation issues during all of his political career.

Congressman Peter DeFazio was first elected to the U.S. Congress in 1986 and is now the longest serving House member in Oregon's history. As the dean of the Oregon House delegation, he has developed a reputation as an independent, passionate and effective lawmaker.

In 2019, DeFazio was elected to the powerful position of Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Coast Guard, highways and transit, water resources, railroads, aviation, and economic development. Congressman DeFazio is a powerful voice for our aviation community. You won't want to miss meeting Rep. DeFazio and hearing his view of aviation's future.


Senator Betsy Johnson
Oregon Senator, pilot, former ODA director, aviation advocate
Economic value of airports in small Oregon communities.




J.L. Wilson
Managing Partner, Public Affairs Council
The legislative process in Oregon and positive aviation legislation




Mark Gardiner
Former Chair Oregon Aviation Board & ORAVI Chair
Oregon Aviation industry and overall trends



Atlantic Aviation PDX
8089 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218




3:00pm - 4:00pm Arrivals, check-in, networking
S3:00 Doors open - Check in, name badges and networking

4:00 Jake Jacobs, ORAVI Executive Director - Welcome to ORAVI Summit.
 Sponsor recognition and agenda overview

4:05 Greg Miller - Welcome to Atlantic Aviation - The FBO and its capabilities

4:10 Chris Czarnecki - Port of Portland - Welcome to PDX and airport update

4:15 Attendees - Self Introductions - Name, title, Company 15 seconds each

4:30 Senator Betsy Johnson - The economic value of aviation and airports in Oregon's small rural communities

5:00 Buffet dinner by Wooden Nickel. Brisket of beef and all the trimmings.

5:30 JL Wilson, Pacific Council -The Legislative Process. How to get an aviation bill into and through the system in Salem

5:45 Mark Gardiner, ORAVI Chair - Aviation in Oregon and introduction of Congressman DeFazio

6:00 Congressman Peter DeFazio - Aviation's current and future opportunities

7:00 Social hour

8:00 Adjourn

$75 ORAVI members

$95 Non Members


Thanks to our sponsors who make this event possible