December 1-3, 2021

Davenport Hotel

10 South Post Street

​Spokane, Washington 99201


WSWRA is proud to announce its 2021 annual conference will be held as an in-person meeting at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane as has been our tradition for nearly 20 years. You will find our agenda is packed with great speakers and important information. We will hear from Reclamation, Department of Agriculture and the Department of Ecology. We will hold our traditional irrigation districts workshop featuring key issues to our members with a focus on district management. Our awards ceremony will honor individuals who have contributed to the success of our organization. We will take care of Association business, electing directors and officers.


I thank all those who have agreed to volunteer their valuable time to the success of our meeting. It is been a few years since our last in person conference and I hope you will take this opportunity to hear great presentations and see your colleagues again.


I encourage our exhibitors and sponsors to sign up as quickly as possible. Your contributions to our successful conference cannot be overstated.


Get your rooms as quickly as possible as the deadline is rapidly approaching.


I look forward to seeing you in Spokane.


Tom Myrum

Executive Director

Registration Fees


  • WSWRA Member - $500

  • NonMember - $550

  • Spouse/Guest Package - $150

Registration includes general sessions, conference materials, breaks, and meal functions

December 1-3, 2021

Spouse/Guest Package includes general sessions, breaks, and meal functions without conference materials

December 1-3, 2021

Printable conference packet


Reservations: (800) 899-1482

Local: (509) 455-8888

Mention 2021 WSWRA Annual

Conference for discounted rate

The Historic Davenport Hotel

10 South Post Street

Spokane, WA 99201

The Historic Davenport Hotel Rooms


$155 - Single/Double Occupancy



Hotel room rates are subject to 12% state/local tax in addition to $2 per room/night TPA fee.


The room block does not include rooms in the Tower.


The Historic Davenport Hotel Parking


The garage is located on the corner of Post and 1st Street, and the valet garage is located off Post Street at the main entrance.

Conference room rates available December 1-3, 2021

Hotel reservation cut-off date November 10, 2021

Self-Park Rates


  • $5 for hour 1 - 4 hours
  • $1 each additional hour
  • $17 overnight

Valet Rates


  • $17 event valet
  • $22 overnight valet

Printable hotel details



The hotel will provide town car service for individual pick-up between the hours of 4 am and 12 midnight within a two-mile radius on a complimentary basis. This service will be available to all registered guests, based on availability.





WSWRA 2021 Annual Conference

Davenport Hotel, Spokane

December 1-3, 2021

(updated 11/15/21)


December 1st


10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Legislative Reports

Davenport Boardroom

    -Mike Schwisow, WSWRA Government Relations Specialist

    -Ian Lyle, Executive Vice President, NWRA

    -Mark Limbaugh, The Ferguson Group

    -Tom Myrum, WSWRA Federal Priorities


1:00 pm


Hall of the Doges Foyer


1:30 to 3:30 pm

Irrigation Workshop

Grand Pennington B

    -Ransom Ware, Aaron Howell, KID Infrastructure Engineer

    -Public Affairs, Jennifer Korfiatis, ECBID Public Affairs

    -Capital Improvement Plans, Ben Woodard, KID Engineering & Operations Assistant Manager & John O’Callaghan, Manager, SCBID


1:30 to 3:30 pm

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Briefing

Grand Pennington A

    -Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Briefing


4:00 to 5:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Hall of the Doges Foyer


December 2nd


7:30 to 9:00 am

Headliner Breakfast

Marie Antoinette Ballroom

   -Dan Keppen, Executive Director, Family Farm Alliance


9:00 to 10:00 am

Keynote – Reclamation Updates

    -Roland Springer, Acting Regional Director, Columbia-Pacific Northwest Region USBR


10:15 am


Hall of the Doges Foyer

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Climate, Water Supply and Drought?

Grand Pennington Ballroom

    -Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist

    -Melissa Downes, WA Dept. of Ecology Office of Columbia River, Water Supply Forecast

    -Jaclyn Hancock, WA Department of Agriculture, Drought Coordinator


12:15 pm

WSWRA Awards Luncheon

Marie Antoinette Ballroom

    -WSWRA Water Resources Leadership Award presented by WSWRA Past President Craig Simpson to Mike Miller, Greater Wenatchee Irrigation District Manager and WSWRA President


    -WSWRA Distinguished Service Award presented to Bryan Alford, South Columbia Basin Irrigation District Director


    -WSWRA Distinguished Service Award presented to Kiel Weaver, Minority Staff Director, House Water, Oceans and Wildlife subcommittee, US House of Representatives


2:00 to 3:15 pm

Legal Issues Panel

Grand Pennington Ballroom

    -Brad Crockett, Employment Law for Irrigation Districts, Wolff, Hislop & Crockett, Spokane, WA

    -Anna Franz, Legal Issues for Website and Social Media Managers, ECBID Counsel, Kenison and Franz, Moses Lake, WA


3:15 pm


Hall of the Doges Foyer


3:30 pm

WSWRA General Membership Meeting

    -President Miller Presiding

    -NWRA National Directors report

    -Executive Director’s report

    -Nominations Committee report & Election of Directors


3:50 pm

WSWRA Board of Directors Meeting

    -Installation of directors

    -Election and installation of officers

    -Appointment of at-large Executive Committee 


December 3rd


7:00 am

Headliner Breakfast

Marie Antoinette Ballroom

    -Derek Sandison, Director, Washington State Department of Agriculture


9:00 am

Keynote Speaker

Grand Pennington Ballroom

    -Laura Watson – Director, Washington State Department of Agriculture


9:30 am

Wildfire Response in Irrigation Territory

    -Kendra Fallon, Regional Wildland Fire Coordinator, USBR

    -Justin Harter, Manager, Naches-Selah Irrigation District


10:30 am


Hall of the Doges Foyer


11:00 am

Water Banking – New Developments

    -Robin McPherson, Department of Ecology, Status of Water Banking

    -Nathan Draper, Manager, Selah-Moxee Irrigation District


See you next year at the Davenport Hotel!

You can help make the 2021 WSWRA Conference and Annual Membership meeting a success by sponsoring a function during the program. All levels of sponsorship will be included on all printed signs at sponsored function and organization name and description in the conference program. There are several levels of sponsorship to fit your organization's budget. Please consider giving $150, $350, $600, or more in sponsorship. You choose the level of contribution for your organization.

  • Bronze level $150 - Coffee Service

  • Silver level $350 - Breaks

  • Gold level $600 - Breakfasts

  • Platinum level $800 - Awards Luncheon

  • Premier level $1000 - Conference

Premier level sponsorship also includes:


Organization's name and logo (black/white) on 2' x 2.5' sign. Sign will be displayed for the entirety of the conference. The organization's logo will also be printed in the conference program with the organization's name and short writeup along with verbal recognition given during the conference opening address.

Sponsorship cut-off date November 12, 2021

The Washington State Water Resources Association 2021 Conference and Annual Membership meeting provides an excellent opportunity to acquaint attendees with new products and services. We have structured the program and on-site arrangements to give optimum exposure to suppliers and customized services.


Exhibitors will be provided with a 6-foot skirted table with exposure to our members and attendees.


Exhibits may be set up Wednesday, December 1, in the afternoon or between 7:00-8:00 am Thursday, December 2.


All exhibits need to be removed no later than noon on Friday, December 3.


Please note there is no overnight security provided.

Exhibitor cut-off date November 12, 2021




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Copyright © Washington State Water Resources Association. All rights reserved.