According to an official release, the Governor is taking part in the tour of the area in order to “discuss economic development, natural resources and recreational tourism”.
As part of the trip, Gov. Inslee will be speaking with local leaders and touring the area, including specifically the proposed future site of the Grays Harbor Gateway Center in Aberdeen.
The tour will feature talks with economic leaders in the area, as well as tours of Westport and talks with community leaders from the coastal fishing and outdoor recreation community.
On Tuesday, Inslee will be speaking in Pacific County regarding cross laminate timber, and examining the issues facing the timber industry.
The Pacific County trip will also include talks with the shellfish industry and those in the Long Beach Peninsula tourism industry.
Many of the events on the 2 day tour are open to the public.
Monday, July 24
Tour the Aberdeen Gateway Center Project
Meeting with Grays Harbor Economic Development Leaders
Boat Tour from Aberdeen to Westport
Lunch with WeFish and community leaders
Meeting with Coastal Fishing Community
Westport Tour with Mayor Rob Bearden
Conversation with the Coastal Outdoor Recreation Community
Lighting the Grays Harbor Lighthouse
Tuesday, July 25
Discussion on cross laminate timber (CLT) and timber industry Issues
Willapa Bay Oyster Tour
Meeting with travel and tourism industry representatives
Bike Tour of Discovery Trail from Long Beach to North Head