Washington is a wonderful place to live and conduct business. Along with unparalleled scenic beauty, plentiful outdoor recreation, and vibrant cultural landscape, Washington is a global leader in technology, aerospace, and green energy. It is the home of Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Costco, and other cutting edge companies that are leading innovators.
Tacoma welcomes leaders from across the west to learn from experts, share experiences and insights on policy issues relevant to the western region, and nation, during the 70th CSG West Annual Meeting.
Experience the Puget Sound
Tacoma offers excellent access to outdoor recreation as well as urban cultural activites. The Hotel Murano conference site in downtown Tacoma features works of glass artists from around the world and many rooms offer fantastic city, water, and Cascade Mountains views.
Situated just an hour's drive from Mt. Rainier National Park and the Olympic National Forest, and located on Puget Sound, Tacoma presents some of the best opportunities for biking, hiking, camping, boating, and fishing found anywhere in the world. Point Defiance is the largest municipal park in the country, with a zoo, aquarium, trails, and beach access.
Tacoma offers outstanding attractions including the LeMay Car Museum, Museum of Glass featuring works by Dale Chihuly, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts - all within walking distance or a free light rail ride away. For golf fans, you'll be minutes from the site of the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course. Baseball fans are in close proximity to Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners and Cheney Stadium, home to the Tacoma Rainiers. You'll also want to check out the thriving local brew pub scene, diverse restaurants, tribal casinos and shopping in this walk friendly city.
No matter your interest, Tacoma and South Puget Sound will make you feel welcome, and entertained.
Please visit the Annual Meeting Archive for agendas and presentations from the 2016 Annual Meeting.