APPsmallLogo2015 Fall Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar

"Paying for Progress:
Obtaining, Developing, and
Managing Grants for
Pacific Ports of All Sizes"

Monday, November 16, 2015
San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
San Francisco, California USA



Monday, November 16, 2015
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

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San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California  94010 USA

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Complimentary Hotel Airport Shuttle:

The Hotel's complimentary shuttle service provides delegates easy access to and from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  The hotel is only 1.3 miles away from the airport.

Pickup for delegates arriving at the airport is on the center island of the Departures/Ticketing Level roadway at all terminals. Hotel pickup is located in front of the hotel.

Parking Information:

Self-Parking Rates:
1-3 Hours $10.00
3-6 Hours $15.00
6 Hours/Overnight $25.00 

Early Conference Registration Rates:

APP Members: $275
APP Non-Members: $375
Rates above are early registration rates
and increase by $50 after
November 2, 2015.

 We now accept credit card payments through PayPal! 
You may also pay by cash, check,
or traveler's checks.

Cancellations are accepted and
fully refunded if made on or
before November 2, 2015. 
Substitutions in personnel are accepted
until November 16, 2015.

Please contact us with any questions.


Association of Pacific Ports

Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director
Brian Wright, Operations Manager
Kersten Green, Administrative Asst.

P.O. Box 903
Clackamas, Oregon 97015 USA

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Please join us for a timely seminar on obtaining grant funding opportunities and obstacles facing Pacific ports. Find out how to secure grant funding by matching your port’s needs with the economic growth needs of your region. Learn advanced grant writing strategies to successfully fund your Pacific port projects, and much more! There will also be plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues - all in beautiful San Francisco, California!

The seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. -- close by the airport easily accessible via a convenient and complimentary hotel airport shuttle ride -- so you can easily fly in and out of San Francisco that same day.

Seminar Schedule:

9:30 AM Check-In, Continental Breakfast, Networking
Sponsored by Port of Hueneme, California USA

9:55 AM Seminar Overview: Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director, Association of Pacific Ports

10:00 AM Grant Development at the Port of Hueneme
Dona Toteva Lacayo, Business Development Manager, Port of Hueneme, California

10:30 AM Nontraditional Development Finance and the Rise of Public Private
Jose Ometeotl, Consultant, Willdan Financial Services

11:00 AM Coffee & Networking Break

11:25 AM Grants Management from Pre-Award to Close-Out: Tips for Excellent
Performance and Less Stress

Zaskia Ruiz-Jones, Project Manager, Willdan Financial Services

12:00 PM Networking Lunch

1:00 PM Grant Strategies - How Can I Fund My Project?
Jeannie Beckett, Principal, The Beckett Group

1:30 PM Writing Successful Port Security Grants to Fund Geospatial Projects
Daniel Elroi, President and CEO, NorthSouth GIS LLC

2:00 PM Bridging the Gaps in Grant Funding
Andrew Ciocca, Vice President, Stern Brothers

2:30 PM StrongPorts and Other Funding Opportunities for Pacific Ports
John Hummer, Director of Northern California Gateway,
U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD)

3:00 PM Door Prizes & Announcements

3:05 PM Seminar Adjourns 

Guest Speakers:

  • John Hummer, Director of Northern California Gateway, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD)
  • Jose Ometeotl and Zaskia Ruiz-Jones, Willdan Financial Services
  • Andrew Ciocca, Vice President, Stern Brothers
  • Jeannie Beckett, Principal, The Beckett Group
  • Daniel Elroi, President & CEO, NorthSouth GIS LLC
  • Dona Toteva Lacayo, Business Development Manager, Port of Hueneme, California
  • Cynthia Mertes, Management Analyst, Port of San Diego, California


Thank you to our Breakfast Sponsor

Port of Hueneme

Available Sponsorships:

  • $500   Networking Break Sponsorship
  • $1000 Lunch and Networking Sponsorship

Our valued sponsors receive recognition with:  

  • Logos on the Seminar Poster & in the Seminar Program
  • Recognition in all newsletters and Seminar mailings prior to and after the Seminar
  • Option to include information or promotional items in Seminar bags and verbal recognition at the specific event being sponsored
  • Sponsorships of $1,000 and higher also receive podium time to speak to the attendees at the event being sponsored, if so desired.

Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us
at (503) 653-5868.