2017 Lincoln Day Prime Rib Dinner and Silent Auction
Location: Elks Lodge No. 287, 351 E. Rose Street, Walla Walla
Date: Saturday, April 29th
Time: Social Hour 6pm, Dinner 7pm
Guest Speakers from the Washington Policy Center:
Chris Cargill, Eastern WA Director
Madilynne Clark, Agriculture Policy Research Director
Chris Cargill is a sixth-generation Eastern Washingtonian, Chris grew up in Spokane and graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communication studies and political science. Before joining WPC in 2009, he worked in TV news for 10 years. Chris has authored many of WPC’s studies specific to Eastern Washington. He is an ex-officio for the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, and formerly served on the Spokane Regional Transportation Commission Advisory Committee and other mass transit sounding boards. He was also selected to serve on the budget and finance transition team for Spokane Mayor David Condon and currently serves on the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Small Business. In 2011, Chris was named by Inland Business Catalyst magazine as one of the 20 top professional and civic leaders under the age of 40 in the Inland Northwest. When not working for WPC, you can often find him with family or at hockey games.
Madilynne Clark is the Agriculture Policy Research Director at Washington Policy Center, based in our Tri-Cities office.
An Oregon native, Madilynne brings a lifetime of experience in Agriculture to WPC. Her passion for agriculture grew as she helped her dad on veterinary calls and then became active in FFA.
Before joining WPC, she worked for Ag Association Management in Kennewick as an Account Manager and field rep for the Far West Spearmint Marketing Order. She worked with growers and industry across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. She also spent two years as an associate of The Context Network. Her time involved working as a business analyst on various agriculture projects in production, wholesale, retail, and policy Ag sectors.
Madilynne holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University as well as a B.S. in Environmental Economics, Policy and Management from Oregon State University. When not working for WPC, she enjoys knitting, running, and every minute with her husband, newborn son, and their dog, Parli.
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