8f. Memo

June 2022 International Commission Travel

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                 Item No.                8f 
ACTION ITEM                           Date of Meeting        May 24, 2022 

DATE :     May 16, 2022 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Karin Zaugg Black, International Business Protocol Liaison 
LeeAnne Schirato, Commission Senior Staff Advisor 
Aaron Pritchard, Commission Chief of Staff 
SUBJECT:  Approval of Commission International Travel  June 2022 
Commission approval of 2022 international travel requests for known travel in June 2022. 
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. 8f                                   Page 2 of 2 
Meeting Date: May 24, 2022 

Travel  No.   Reason for Travel    Destination    Other Information 
June 1-  1      The Future of Post-    Manzanillo,     The Port of Seattle (POS), Commission
4                 Pandemic               Mexico          President Ryan Calkins received invitation from
International Trade                    the Head Consul of Mexico in Seattle, on behalf
Conference hosted                   of the Port of Manzanillo, to participate in the
by the Secrataria de                    conference focused on the future of maritime
Marina of Mexico                     trade. 
The reason for the visit is to participate in a
panel discussion on the topic of
competitiveness of seaports and the future of
maritime transport and to further strengthen 
trade relations with Mexico. 

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

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