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TREN EVENT: How Green is our Valley: Strategies for Creating a Sustainable New World

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
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Location: Richland Community Center

The Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network presents its March seminar: "How Green is our Valley: Strategies for Creating a Sustainable New World." The speaker, George Nethercutt, is an attorney, chairman of Nethercutt Consulting LLC-a legislative consulting firm in Washington DC-and served ten years in the U.S. House of Representatives, tackling a number of pertinent national issues. Nethercutt will discuss issues and share insights regarding the creation of a sustainable clean energy future in the United States.

What You'll Learn

  • Opportunities for renewable technologies and job creation
  • Likely paths for Congress and Government
  • Clean energy: how to afford it.

Who should attend? 

Individuals or businesses that are:

  • engaged in the energy and construction industry, environmental policy, and energy education
  • interested in public policies surrounding energy, green technologies, small business opportunities, and federal energy development.


There is no charge to attend. You must pre-register by Thursday, March 4 to attend. Space is limited, so register early. A continental breakfast will be provided.

To register, please e-mail: or call Teresa Claar at (509) 375-2068 with the following information for each attendee: name, company/organization affiliation, phone number, and e-mail.

Note: Room capacity is limited. Preference is given to technology-based businesses and economic development professionals.

For More Information

Teresa Claar
(509) 375-2068

About the Speaker

George R. Nethercutt, Jr. is Chairman of Nethercutt Consulting LLC, a legislative consulting firm in Washington, DC. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Hecla Mining Company, The Washington Policy Center, ARCADIS NV, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is the founder and Chairman of The George Nethercutt Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the civics and leadership education of college students. He also serves in an advisory position with Antelum Partners, a venture capital firm, and is Of Counsel to Lee & Hayes law firm in Spokane, Washington and Bluewater Strategies LLC in Washington, DC.

Following more than 4 years working in the U.S. Senate and 18 more practicing law in a number of areas, Mr. Nethercutt was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 1994. He served for ten years on the prestigious House Committee on Appropriations, and also served as a member of the House Science Committee and the Energy and Space & Aeronautics subcommittees.

Among Mr. Nethercutt's legislative accomplishments are historic legislation to open trade with foreign countries, appropriations to bring high technology capability to the U.S. Defense Department, and modern improvements to American agriculture. He left Congress in January 2005, and was appointed by President George W. Bush three months later to serve as U.S. Chairman, Permanent Joint Board on Defense-U.S./Canada. He is currently a member of a congressionally-mandated defense advisory board reviewing the readiness of the U.S. to withstand an attack involving weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Nethercutt holds a B.A. in English from Washington State University and a Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University.

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