Annual Conference

Well the 2016 State conference is now behind us. Thanks to you, it was a huge success! We had over 125 attendees including a very large turn out from our friends from Fish and Wildlife. WA-NAFTO is doing well, continually increasing our membership.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to complete the conference evaluations. The results were overwhelming positive. Comments such as: “great networking opportunities”, “I liked the review of documenting DORs and over rides. I think reviewing basic information reinforces techniques that are critical to the FTO process.” “Love the Back to Basic approach.” “The video class was excellent, provided sound method to evaluate and document. Made for an easy connection between what has been taught in previous classes.” “Great class involvement.” “Wish all FTOs could have seen this conference.” “I recognized some of the mistakes I have been making, thanks for the information!”

We also noted some of the topics suggested for next year’s conference. Just as soon as the National Conference concluded in June, your Executive Board will be meeting in preparation for 2017!

Congratulations to our new board members, Joyce McCoy, David Turner, Stephan Showalter and Bryan Klingele. We are looking forward to a very productive year.

Do not forget the National Conference which will be held in Arizona – I hope many of you will be there.

Dave Harris