The Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus is pleased to invite you to the 7th Annual Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit (OCCES), Wednesday andThursday, August 22 and 23, at Chinook Winds Casino & Resort, Lincoln City.

This year’s Summit is being presented in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.  As members of the nine federally recognized Indian tribes native to Oregon and one of our states’ largest employers, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life for residents, particularly in our rural areas. Oregon Indian tribes have a special interest in, and a unique perspective on, the health of our rural and coastal region’s economy and the impact of our state’s educational policies.  We are grateful for their participation in, and support of, this year’s Summit.

Two critical themes share the platform at this year’s Summit; “Student Success: Challenges and Opportunities in Education” and “The Sequestration of Carbon: A Collaborative Approach to Cap, Investment and Green Energy Job Growth.”

The Economic Summit will be another innovative collaboration and networking opportunity among our congressional and state legislative leadership, businesses and local government partners. Successful Economic development efforts are dependent on our community’s attendance and participation at this year’s Summit.

Local Community members have a vital role to play in sustaining and contributing to the very constructive discussions, dialogues and solutions that have become a hallmark of the OCCES.


Event Details and Registration

When: Wednesday and Thursday, August 22 – 23

Where: Chinook Winds Casino & Resort, Lincoln City

Who: Anticipated attendance of over 500 decision-makers and stakeholders is expected, including congressional, state, local and tribal leaders, public policy advocates, academics and private sector partners. They will participate in informative panel discussions on a wide range of topics.

Registration: Breakfast and lunch will be provided at OCCES on Wednesday and Thursday, August 22 – 23, at the Chinook Winds Casino. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.

Reception: The Taste of the Oregon Coast – one of the highlights of the Summit – is scheduled for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., on  Wednesday, August 22.  The event includes sampling of excellent Oregon coast food and beverage.

Sponsorship Opportunities Greetings, To ensure that this important gathering of over 500 plus attendees – legislators, educators, employers, tribal leaders, local government, and state agencies – to collaborate on issues unique to rural-coastal Oregonians, we offer several opportunities for sponsorship  support and participation in OCCES 2018.  Your generous sponsorship provides:

  • Free Registration for regional leaders, local officials, legislators, and government leaders to act on the issues impacting our region;
  • Direct networking opportunity for local government officials to determine a pathway to regional and collaborative solutions;
  •  Increasing awareness about the success and challenges our region face;
  • Opportunity to share articles and information of a regional nature with legislators.
  • Unique opportunity to discuss and provide input on 2019 coastal caucus legislative concept development and task forces.

We hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor this year and take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to share your interest in rural-coastal economic development. For more information, please do not hesitate to call our office.

Please make check payable to:

Coastal Caucus Economic Summit

Mail to: Confederated Tribes of Siletz, C/O Brenda Bremner, GM, PO Box 549, Siletz, OR 97380