8d. Memo

Commission International Travel Q1 2024

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                 Item No.               8d 
ACTION ITEM                           Date of Meeting      February 13, 2024 

DATE:     January 25, 2024 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Karin Zaugg Black, International Business Protocol Liaison 
LeeAnne Schirato, Commission Deputy Chief of Staff 
Aaron Pritchard, Commission Chief of Staff 
SUBJECT:  Approval of Commission International Travel – First Quarter 2024 Requests. 
Commission approval of international travel requests for known travel in the first quarter of
Article III(5)(h)  of the Commission’s Bylaws and Rules of Procedure requires approval of
Commissioner international travel requests by Commission authorization. The authorization shall
include: the number of commissioners traveling (if applicable), the port-related reason for travel,
and the dates and destination of travel. International travel requests shall be submitted to the
Commission Office 21 days in advance of each calendar quarter. Travel change requests for
previously approved international travel shall again be put before the full Commission for review
and action. Commissioners not receiving advanced travel authorization for international travel
shall report to the Commission regarding the purpose of their travel, dates of travel, location of
travel, benefit received by the Port through the travel, and shall seek majority approval of the
post-travel authorization in order to submit claims for travel expense reimbursement. Travel
requests of Commissioners should be equitable to all members and consistent with the interests
of the Port. Domestic travel requests are approved by the Commission President consistent with
the requirements of Article III(5)(h). 
The following are known travel requests for approval as of this authorization date: 

Template revised January 10, 2019.

             COMMISSION AGENDA – Action Item No. 8d                                  Page 2 of 2 
Meeting Date: February 13, 2024 
Travel    No. of      Reason      for  Destination     Other Information 
Dates     Attendees   Travel 
March   2          Wind Europe    Bilbao, Spain   Commissioner Hamdi Mohamed and
17-22                 Conference and                  Sam Cho will travel to Bilbao, Spain
Offshore Wind                  to attend the Wind Europe 2024
Study Mission                     Conference with the Oceantic
with Oceantic                    Network delegation. They will tour
Network                       ports and meet companies who are
involved in the Offshore Wind and
Floating Offshore Wind supply chain,
in order to better understand the
essential role of ports in the
Offshore Wind supply chain

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).


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