Washington Maintenance Conference & Rodeo

Washington Maintenance Conference and RodeoWASHINGTON MAINTENANCE CONFERENCE & RODEO
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
 JANUARY 30TH & 31ST, 2019

PRESIDENTS' HALL
 1250 NW FAIRGROUNDS RD, BREMERTON
(KITSAP COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS & EVENTS CENTER)



Are you ready to gain valuable hints and secrets of the trades of grounds and building maintenance from experts in the field? These hands on and classroom trainings will give you insights into best practices and help you shine at your job. Also show off your skills and win bragging rights for your department among your state-wide peers by competing in a FUN Skills RODEO each afternoon. Register as a 2-4 member team for just $200 per team, individuals may register for $75/person.  Click here to view the flyer

Click Here to Buy Tickets for WA Maintenance Conference & Rodeo REGISTRATION:
Individual: $75*
Team (4 members): $200*

    Limit 8 registrants per order

   *registration price does not include the convenience or handing fees.

Day One  |  Wednesday, January 30, 2019

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Registration

Presidents' Hall

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Choice of 4 training options:
​Turf Management Best Practices For Healthy Turf with Matt Johns, Turf International ​Presidents’ Hall Room 1 and Lawn
​Invasive Weeds and Weed Control Practices with Dana Coggan, WSU Noxious Weed Coordinator ​Presidents’ Hall Room 2
​Sheet Rock Repair Fundamentals with Josh Palmer, Kitsap County Parks Maintenance Supervisor ​Presidents’ Hall Room 3
​Pruning, Trimming – Shrubs and Trees – Best Practices with Raul Ramirez, Kitsap Landscaping & Maintenance ​Presidents’ Hall Room 4
9:35 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Choice of 4 training options:
​Turf Management Best Practices For Healthy Turf with Matt Johns, Turf International ​Presidents’ Hall Room 1 and Lawn
​Invasive Weeds and Weed Control Practices with Dana Coggan, WSU Noxious Weed Coordinator ​Presidents’ Hall Room 2
​Sheet Rock Repair Fundamentals with Josh Palmer, Kitsap County Parks Maintenance Supervisor ​Presidents’ Hall Room 3
​Pruning, Trimming – Shrubs and Trees – Best Practices with Raul Ramirez, Kitsap Landscaping & Maintenance ​Presidents’ Hall Room 4
​10:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Choice of 4 training options:
​Turf Management Best Practices For Healthy Turf with Matt Johns, Turf International ​Presidents’ Hall Room 1 and Lawn
​Invasive Weeds and Weed Control Practices with Dana Coggan, WSU Noxious Weed Coordinator ​Presidents’ Hall Room 2
​Sheet Rock Repair Fundamentals with Josh Palmer, Kitsap County Parks Maintenance Supervisor ​Presidents’ Hall Room 3
​Pruning, Trimming – Shrubs and Trees – Best Practices with Raul Ramirez, Kitsap Landscaping & Maintenance ​Presidents’ Hall Room 4
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch & Exhibitors Displays, Plant Identification Portion of Rodeo ​Presidents’ Hall
12:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

​Rodeo – Trailer Obstacle Course
Rodeo – Nail Driving Contest
Click Here for Rodeo Rules

​Kitsap Sun Pavilion N. Parking Lot
2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

​Rodeo – Mower Obstacle Course
Backpack Blower Course
Click Here for Rodeo Rules

​Kitsap Sun Pavilion N. Parking Lot


Day Two  |  Thursday, January 31, 2019
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Choice of 4 training options:
​Irrigation – Best Practices with Carl Taylor, Western Equipment / Turfstar ​Presidents’ Hall Room 1 and Lawn
​Synthetic Turf – Extending the Life Through Proper Maintenance with Shane Noguerra, Coast to Coast Turf ​Presidents’ Hall Room 2
​Principals of Concrete Work with Rod Walsh, NW Training Center ​Presidents’ Hall Room 3
​Hazardous Tree Assessment with Arno Bergstrom, Kitsap County Parks Forester ​Presidents’ Hall Room 4
9:35 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Choice of 4 training options:
​Irrigation – Best Practices with Carl Taylor, Western Equipment / Turfstar ​Presidents’ Hall Room 1 and Lawn
​Synthetic Turf – Extending the Life Through Proper Maintenance with Shane Noguerra, Coast to Coast Turf ​Presidents’ Hall Room 2
​Principals of Concrete Work with Rod Walsh, NW Training Center ​Presidents’ Hall Room 3
​Hazardous Tree Assessment with Arno Bergstrom, Kitsap County Parks Forester ​Presidents’ Hall Room 4
10:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Choice of 4 training options:
Irrigation – Best Practices with Carl Taylor, Western Equipment / Turfstar ​Presidents’ Hall Room 1 and Lawn
​Synthetic Turf – Extending the Life Through Proper Maintenance with Shane Noguerra, Coast to Coast Turf ​Presidents’ Hall Room 2
​Principals of Concrete Work with Rod Walsh, NW Training Center ​Presidents’ Hall Room 3
​Hazardous Tree Assessment with Arno Bergstrom, Kitsap County Parks Forester ​Presidents’ Hall Room 4
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch & Exhibitors Displays, Plant Identification Portion of Rodeo - Dana Coggan, WSU Noxious Weed Coordinator with be judging the plant identification ​Presidents’ Hall
12:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. ​Rodeo – Trailer Obstacle Course
Rodeo – Nail Driving Contest
Click Here for Rodeo Rules
​Kitsap Sun Pavilion N. Parking Lot
2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. ​Rodeo – Mower Obstacle Course
Backpack Blower Course
Click Here for Rodeo Rules
​Kitsap Sun Pavilion N. Parking Lot
4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ​Awards Ceremony Presidents’ Hall

Conference attendees may sign up to participate in the rodeo or just watch the fun (but come on, it’s way more fun to participate!).

Click here to view trainers' biographies


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Turf Star / Western

Washington Recreation & Parks Association

Coast to Coast Turf

Pacific Northwest Sports Turf Managers Association

Bridge 2 Bridge Beverages

     

   For more event information contact Billie Schmidt at 360.337.5371 or bschmidt@co.kitsap.wa.us

Directions:

From Hwy 3 north Kitsap Area: Proceed south on Hwy 3 to Silverdale, Take Hwy 303 towards Bremerton, Take the Fairgrounds exit, Turn left onto Nels Nelson Road, Turn right onto NW Fairgrounds Rd

The Pavilion, President’s Hall, Van Zee, Barns, & Gordon Soccer Fields are on your right hand side, The Parks Office, Eagles Nest, Thunderbird Stadium & Lobe Baseball Fields are on your left side


From Hwy 3 South (Hwy 16 meets Hwy 3 in Gorst, just past Port Orchard):
Proceed north on Hwy 3 to Silverdale, Take the Newberry Hill Rd Exit, Turn right onto Newberry Hill Rd, Turn right onto Bucklin Hill Rd, Turn right onto Tracyton Blvd, Turn left onto Fairgrounds Rd NW

Gordon Soccer Fields, the barns, Van Zee, President’s Hall, and Pavilion are on the left hand side, the Thunderbird Stadium, Parks Office, Eagles Nest, and Lobe Baseball Fields are on the right hand side

 

NEARBY HOTELS

Silverdale Best Western Hotel  

Oxford Suites

Quality Inn & Suites

Fairfield Inn