We’re going virtual!

After much consideration, the Western Chapter has made the decision to move our 86th Annual Conference online. We will return to the beautiful Olympic Valley in May of 2023. We will still be offering over 15 hours of continuing education this fall with interactive networking and marketplace opportunities. Stay tuned for all the details. If you are already registered for the event, look for an email from our team in the coming weeks with pricing and refund details. We appreciate your patience and support as we work to bring our members the best educational opportunity possible while safeguarding their health and well-being.


We’re working with the venue and our partners to reschedule for fall. Registrations and hotel reservations for current attendees and sponsors will automatically be transferred and applied to the future date. We appreciate your patience as we work out the details.  Please wait to make any adjustments to your registration and hotel reservation until we have confirmed and announced the new date (hopefully in the next week).

Keynote – Joanne Marchetta

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency: Where a 50-Year Legacy Guides
Environmentalism in the 21st Century for Lake Tahoe

MarchettaJoanne Marchetta is the Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, a bi-state compact agency whose mission is to cooperatively lead the work to preserve, restore, and enhance the natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region. Since 2009, she has led the agency and basin
through transformational changes to strengthen the environment, economy, and communities of Lake Tahoe. She came to Tahoe in 2009 to serve as TRPA’s General Counsel before taking on the leadership role as Director. Ms. Marchetta has always had a passion for combining environmental protection, land use planning, and real estate development in unique and responsible ways. Following graduation from the University of Michigan with a forestry degree and Catholic University with a law degree, she started her professional career in Washington DC as a litigator for the Department of Justice. She led environmental enforcement cases under many of the federal environmental statutes — clean air, clean water, and hazardous waste cleanup actions. She worked for US EPA during the Bush and Clinton
administrations where she negotiated some of the largest hazardous waste cleanup agreements in the state of California. Later at the Presidio Trust in San Francisco, she helped to transform the Presidio from an Army base to a financially self-sustaining national park. Joanne serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Tahoe Prosperity Center. And she enjoys spending time with her partner, walks with her dog, martial arts, hiking, cycling, reading and experiencing all the best of Tahoe’s out of doors.

2020 Fun Fact

Image result for lake tahoe"Why is Tahoe so clear? One reason Lake Tahoe is so clear is that 40 percent of the precipitation falling onto the Lake’s watershed falls directly upon the Lake. The remaining precipitation drains through marshes and meadows, which are a good filtering system for water.

Full conference details are in the works – check back soon for the lastest from the Conference Committee.