2017 Forterra Annual Breakfast

The 2017 Forterra Annual Breakfast was held on March 28 at the Washington State Convention Center. Hear our honored guests speak about the work Forterra is doing in the Pacific Northwest.

The Forterra Annual Breakfast once again brought together an amazing community of diverse, talented people. It takes all of us to secure the future we want for this region—from conserving lands and caring for them, to seeding livelihoods for all.

At this year’s breakfast, we shared our vision for a vibrant Great Northern Corridor, the progress towards the promise of Cross Laminated Timber, as well as an announcement about a new urban keystone property.

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Watch the 2017 Annual Breakfast videos of our honored guests and speakers reflect on what makes our region and our people so special.

Forterra Annual Breakfast 2017. Forterra Board Chair, Terry Mutter, Director of Strategy Shared Services Group at The Boeing Company, welcomes guests and thanks our sponsors, table captains, and elected officials present.

Forterra Annual Breakfast 2017: Gene Duvernoy. Forterra President, Gene Duvernoy, reminds us of the keystone projects Forterra conserved this past year and previews the new initiatives Forterra is taking on.

Forterra Annual Breakfast 2017. Darrington Mayor, Dan Rankin, speaks to economic possibilities that cross laminated timber can bring his small Washington town. Architect, Susan Jones, shares her passion for cross laminated timber as a building tool and beautiful material to live among.

Forterra Annual Breakfast 2017. Forterra Executive Vice President of Strategic Enterprises, Michelle Connor, joins Forterra Board of Directors member and Tukwila Councilmember, De’Sean Quinn to unveil Forterra’s daring new urban initiative and announcement of our first urban acquisition. Executive Director of the Abu Bakr Islamic Center, Mahad Ahmed, conveys his experience working alongside Forterra and the vision he sees for Tukwila’s future.

Forterra Annual Breakfast 2017: Maggie Walker. Chair of the Forterra Strong Communities Fund, Maggie Walker, invites you to join her in supporting Forterra’s visionary work and commitment to our region.

Forterra Annual Breakfast 2017: Joe Sambataro. Northwest Regional Director of Access Fund, Joe Sambataro, takes us on an action-packed trip through the Great Northern Corridor covering recreational opportunities and economic possibilities for rural places in our state. Joe is joined by Skykomish Mayor Tony Grider and Tom O’Keefe, Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director at American Whitewater.