13 State Treasurers And Professionals From All 50 States Are Expected To Participate At The Multiday Conference
Salem, OR—This week, Oregon State Treasury will welcome treasury professionals to Portland as the city is set to host the National Association of State Treasurers’ (NAST) annual training symposium. Held in downtown Portland, NAST’s largest training event of the year will allow more than 600 professionals the opportunity to support community businesses while enjoying the full array of local entertainment and scenery the city has to offer.
“Oregon State Treasury is thrilled to host this year’s National Association of State Treasurers’ training symposium in Portland. In addition to showing off Oregon and sharing our work, we look forward to learning from our colleagues across the country,” said state Treasurer Tobias Read.
Treasurer Read and Columbia Sportswear Company CEO Tim Boyle will welcome attendees on Tuesday, June 13, during the symposium’s kickoff session.
The annual conference offers attendees the opportunity to network with other treasury professionals from across the country, as well as international programs from Canada and Kenya, and learn about the latest treasury practices related to state-sponsored savings plans, banking and cash management, state bonds, unclaimed property, cybersecurity, and more.
Beyond attending educational sessions, conference participants will also have the opportunity to visit local attractions, learn about Oregon’s history, and support Oregon children saving for college.
In coordination with Treasury’s Oregon College Savings Plan and the statewide BottleDrop redemption program, green BottleDrop bags will be present at this year’s conference and networking events to collect attendees’ recyclable beverage containers whose deposits will be donated to the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington Chapter. All funds raised from this effort will be presented to the ALS Association to support their scholarship account for the benefit of students who have lost a parent to ALS.
Through a partnership with the Oregon Historical Society, free admission to the society’s downtown Portland museum will be offered to attendees. Travel Portland representatives will also be available during the conference to help attendees with making plans and reservations, so they are able to see and experience as much of Portland as possible during their visit.
Oregon State Treasury looks forward to welcoming conference attendees to Portland for this year’s NAST training symposium and is excited to showcase the City of Roses to visitors.