Economic Forecast & Annual Meeting

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April 26 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Tulalip Resort Casino
10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard
Tulalip Bay, WA 98271
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$95 – $1,300


Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

We look forward to connecting with you at the Economic Forecast & Annual Meeting, presented by Banner Bank and The Boeing Company at the Tulalip Resort Casino and in partnership with The Tulalip Tribes, Alaska Airlines, and Herald Media.

We are excited to announce we will have TWO keynote speakers this year...

Geoffrey Hill, PhD, Research, Feed Facilities & Production - Mill

How Snohomish County is paving the way for hyperlocal food to feed to farm loops

Zachary Mannheimer, Founder and CEO of Alquist 3D

3D printing of homes as a way to combat the housing crisis


Additional Program Highlights


EASC Annual Update

  • Garry Clark, President & CEO, Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Economic Forecast

  • Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D., Regional Labor Economist

Come and join us as we celebrate this year’s Annual Award Ceremony

  • John M. Fluke Award 
  • Henry M. Jackson Award 
  • Elson S. Floyd Award
  • Opportunity Lives Here Award

Plus, there will be a raffle with prizes including a pair of roundtrip tickets courtesy of Alaska Airlines!

About Dr. Geoff Hill

Dr. Geoff Hill is one of the premiere experts in North America on compost science. In his role at Mill, Dr. Hill oversees the science and manufacturing processes required in the conversion of household food into a safe and nutritious chicken feed ingredient.

Geoff has extensive experience designing and implementing composting systems, spanning a wide range of scales from individual households to some of the largest municipal, industrial and commercial operations, including operation of Canada’s largest composting facility and design of one of Seattle’s premiere composting facilities (at Woodland Park Zoo). Dr. Hill’s research has been published in several prominent scientific journals. He is a regular presenter at national conferences including the US Compost Council Conference and Biocycle, and has been recognized with funding from esteemed organizations such as Calrecycle and the Natural Science and Engineer Research Council of Canada.

Dr. Hill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and his Master of Science degree in Geography from the University of British Columbia. He holds a PhD in Compost Science from the University of British Columbia.

Hill's presentation will be centered on Food -> Feed -> Farm in Snohomish County

Food is the single largest slice of stuff in landfills, and most of it comes from what we throw away at home. Join Mill's Dr. Geoff Hill for a briefing on a practical and impactful new service to prevent food waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions—right from our kitchens—and how Snohomish County has paved the way for hyperlocal food->feed-> farm loops.

About Zachary Mannheimer

Zachary Mannheimer grew up in southeastern PA. After receiving degrees from Muhlenberg College in Theater and Philosophy he did what every theater major does – he moved to New York City. Zack spent nearly a decade in Brooklyn, then on the eve of his 30th birthday, he embarked on a road trip that would change his life.

Zack’s carefully plotted trip would take him on a twenty-two city search for a new place to call home. It was Zack’s goal to build a new community, one that generated art, culture, kinship, and economic development. He settled in Des Moines, IA, and soon had an entire community of artists, volunteers, and change-makers working alongside him to bring The Des Moines Social Club to life.

In 2020, Zack and his partners expanded their work and launched Atlas Community Studios, a creative placemaking firm currently working on community development projects across more than 25 states. In his cross-country work with Atlas, Zack realized the number one thing holding communities back from economic and cultural prosperity – the lack of quality, affordable housing. He began researching the best way to solve America’s housing crisis.

Zack swiftly founded Alquist 3D and set about printing homes in underserved American communities. The first completed home, in Williamsburg, VA, was built in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity. That home stands as the first 3D-printed, owner-occupied, home in America!

Zack speaks insightfully about bringing together diverse groups to create prosperous community development. He is passionate about this new home-building technology and is excited to share the message with builders, developers, community organizers, and potential homeowners.

Zack is a board member with Iowa Public Radio and the Iowa Rural Development Council. He is a contributor for The Hill, and his work has been featured on CNN, NBC News, CBS Evening News, as well as in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Architecture Digest, and The Atlantic, among others. Zack lives with his family in Iowa City. He loves exploring rural communities, discovering new food, drink, and friends along the way, and he has an (admittedly) unhealthy obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles.