PNWER: New President - SK MLA Larry Doke

PNWER: New President - SK MLA Larry Doke

Postby Oscar » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:46 am

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Saskatchewan MLA Larry Doke to Serve as Pacific Northwest Economic Region President, 2019 Summit to be Held in Saskatoon

[ http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/n ... -president ]

Released on July 25, 2018

The Government of Saskatchewan announced today that the annual Pacific Northwest Economic Regions (PNWER) summit will be held in Saskatoon from July 21 – 25, 2019. The summit will explore shared challenges, discuss best practices and promote regional relationships among those in the Pacific Northwest.

Cut Knife-Turtleford MLA Larry Doke today assumed the role of PNWER president at this year’s summit in Spokane, Washington.
“I am thrilled to take on this new role as PNWER president,” Doke said. “Through PNWER, we can strengthen relationships, build upon successes and create connections that will benefit us all. I am honoured to have the opportunity as president to lead important discussions that will guide our work in promoting our economic interests and achieving our goals as a region. I also look forward to hosting the PNWER summit in Saskatoon next year and showcasing Saskatchewan’s economic strength and growth to my PNWER colleagues.”

PNWER is a statutory public/private non-profit organization which aims to increase the well-being and quality of life for citizens of the Pacific Northwest, and to maintain and enhance the natural environment of the region. PNWER provides a platform for regional and bi-national cooperation and collaboration among public, private, academic and non-profit stakeholders.

“MLA Doke's leadership and commitment to building cross border relationships and co-operation among our states, provinces and territories is essential at this important time in Canada-US relations,” PNWER CEO Matt Morrison said.

PNWER state membership includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Northwest Territories represent Canadian PNWER membership.

Saskatchewan last hosted the PNWER summit in Saskatoon in 2012. -30-

For more information, contact:

Deb Young, Trade and Export Development, Regina
Phone: 306-787-4765
Email: deb.young@gov.sk.ca

Eric Holdeman, PNWER
Phone: 253-376-6683

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What is the PNWER (Pacific NorthWest Economic Region) (a.k.a. CASCADIA)

It is the Pacific Northwest Economic Region: [ http://www.pnwer.org/ ]

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is a regional U.S.-Canadian forum dedicated to encouraging global economic competitiveness and preserving our world-class natural environment. This forum is made up of delegates from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta. PNWER currently has various Councils and Committees as well as nine Working Groups interested in: Agriculture, Environmental Technology, Forest Products, Government Procurement, Recycling, Telecommunications, Tourism, Trade & Finance, and Transportation.

GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE:
[ http://www.pnwer.org/governance-structure.html ]

SPONSORSHIP
[ http://www.pnwer.org/current-sponsors.html ]
PNWER, (1999), initially funded by US Economic Development Administration (EDA), has a long list of sponsors such as ENBRIDGE, EPCOR, ENCANA, Microsoft, Telus, CN Rail, University of Lethbridge, IBM, Consulate General of Canada, Alaska Railroad, Capital Health Edmonton area, Johnson & Johnson, Alberta Environment, Canadian Western Bank Group, etc. and etc.

PNWER MISSION STATEMENT
[ http://www.pnwer.org/mission.html ]
To increase the economic well-being and quality of life for all citizens of the region, while maintaining and enhancing our natural environment.

About - The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is a statutory public/private non-profit created in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Goals:
•Coordinate provincial and state policies throughout the region
•Identify and promote "models of success"
•Serve as a conduit to exchange information.
•Promote greater regional collaboration
•Enhance the competitiveness of the region in both domestic and international markets
•Leverage regional influence in Ottawa and Washington D.C.
•Achieve continued economic growth while maintaining the region’s natural environment
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