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Photo credit: Katie Lott

Innovating Today to Serve Tomorrow

April 29-May 1 

Yakima Convention Center

10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA 


Draft Agenda - as of March 29

April 29th, Playground Inspection

10:00 - 12:00 pm

Kiwanis Park

1501 E. Maple Street, Yakima, WA

A drop test demonstration will be performed by NW Playground to demonstrate how field testing is used to measure the impact attenuation of playground surface material. NW Playground will also discuss the process of field testing with various surface materials common to playgrounds.  This is a great opportunity for CPSI’s and others involved with inspection of playgrounds to observe and learn about essential field testing to assure playground safety.

May 1, School Health and Safety field trip

1:00 to 2:30 PM

Davis High School

212 S 6th Ave., Yakima, WA  98902


DOH will lead a visit to tour the science and art classrooms at Davis High School.  During this time, we will collaborate as a group to discuss environmental health concerns at science and art classrooms.  LHJ staff of all experience levels and others involved with inspecting, investigating, or assuring health and safety at schools are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.



Full Conference: $410

Mon or Wed: $170

Tuesday: $200


Full: Conference: $460

Mon or Wed: $220

Tuesday: $250


Complete the form below to register as an exhibitor. 

Additional information is available here.

  • Regular: $500

  • Non-profit/academic: $250

  • Regular sustaining membership package: $600

  • Academic/non-profit sustaining membership package: $350


Game Night and Cornhole Tournament returns!

Join us Tuesday at the Bale Breaker (1801 Birchfield Rd) for a great night with old friends and new friends.  Bale Breaker will be set up for
cornhole, and a food truck will be available for your purchase.  


From 5 pm-10 pm Little Hopper Tour Company will provide free transportation for our conference attendees in a continuous loop of the convention center, Bale Breaker Brewery, and the hotels in the downtown area. You can start at the convention center or the front or your hotel, travel to Bale Breaker, and travel back to your hotel or another stop on the route throughout the evening. Your Little Hopper van drivers are all experienced tour directors, so enjoy your trip, and please leave a tip!





(this is not a comprehensive list or recommendations)


Hilton Garden Inn Yakima Downtown (.4 miles)

401 East Yakima Avenue 


Oxford Suites Yakima (.8 miles)

1701 East Yakima Avenue


Fairfield Inn & Suites Yakima (.5 miles)

137 N Fair Avenue



Ledgestone Hotel, Yakima WA  (.5 miles)

107 North Fair Avenue



Contribute to our Monday evening Poster Session!

 Complete the form below to submit your poster.

Posters can be submitted through March 30th.


The AEC is volunteer-run and we still need a little more help!  We promise we won't bite!  Here are the spots we need to fill:

  • Moderators: During sessions at the AEC, this person introduces speakers and helps keep them on track by watching the time.  We will work with you so that you moderate in sessions you're already planning to attend so that you don't miss anything!

  • Audio-Visual Committee: This person would set-up and run the presentations in the ballroom/plenary sessions.

  • International Health Committee (IHC): There are 4 ways to participate!

    1. Bring an item to donate to the silent auction, which will benefit a worthy non-profit doing meaningful international environmental public health work.  If possible, for planning purposes, please email the IHC ahead of time to let them know what you're going to bring.

    2. At the conference- Help set-up the auction on the 1st day and announce winners & collect money the 2nd day.

    3. Before the conference- Help get donations.

    4. Volunteer for the committee.

We're grateful for any and all help!  Email Megan if interested!


Katie Lott, Tacoma Pierce County Health Department
Anne Moen, Kitsap Public Health District

Audio/Visual Committee

Laura Homan, DOH

Lynn Schneider, Public Health- Seattle & King County

Carly Sullivan-Hopkins, DOH*

Kyle Lacefield, DOH*

Awards Committee

Larry French

James Rivard, Ecology

Chuck Treser,  Retired- University of Washington (UW)

Emily Hovis, University of Washington*

Dayna Katula, Kitsap Public Health District

Jessica Pankey, Clallam County 

Facilities Committee

Jerry Caird, DOH*

Rob Eastman

International Health Committee

Layken Winchester, Kitsap Public Health District*

Hayli Hruza, Whatcom County Public Health

Laurette Rasmussen, Whatcom County Public Health

Marketing Committee

Shawn Ultican, Department of Ecology*

Moderator Committee

Jeremy Simmons, DOH*

Carina Elsenboss, Public Health - Seattle & King County*

Rob Eastman*

​​Publications Committee

Dayna Katula, Kitsap Public Health District*

Registration Committee

Rob Eastman

Megan McNelly, WSEHA*

Social Committee

Jodie Holdcroft, Kitsap Public Health District*

Rob Eastman

Anne Dillon, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Chantel  Aspuria, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Heather Watts-Goodfellow, DOH

Speaker Committee

Susan Shelton, DOH*

Megan McNelly, WSEHA

Nancy Bernard, DOH*

Anne Moen, Kitsap Public Health District


Student Coordinator Committee

Emily Hovis, UW*

WSEHA Representatives

Nancy Bernard, DOH, WSEHA Past President

Susan Shelton, DOH, WSEHA President


Melissa Reynolds, DOH

Vikki Barthels, Spokane Health District/WSEHA

LHJ Representatives

Kait Wolterstorff, Yakima Health

Shawn Magee, Yakima Health

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