8m. Memo

Commission International Travel Approval Q2

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                 Item No.               8m 
ACTION ITEM                           Date of Meeting       March 14, 2023 

DATE:     March 3, 2023 
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 – Second Quarter 2023 
Commission approval of international travel requests for known travel for Second 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.

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Meeting Date: March 14, 2023 

Travel    No. of     Reason       for  Destination     Other Information 
Dates     Attendee  Travel 
April       3             Offshore Wind     Aberdeen and   Commission President Sam Cho,
21-30                Conference and   Edinburgh,     Commissioner Ryan Calkins, and
Study Tour         Scotland;       Commissioner Toshiko Hasegawa 
Copenhagen   will travel to Scotland and Denmark
and several     to attend the Wind Europe 2023
port cities,       Conference, and tour ports and
companies who are involved in the
Offshore Wind supply chain, in order
to better understand the diverse role
of ports in the Offshore Wind supply
chain ecosystem. 


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


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