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Webinar – Parks and Recreation Asset Management and UN Sustainability Goals

23 May @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Featuring speakers, Chris Silkie, Asset Management Program Manager, City of Portland, Oregon, Parks and Recreation; and Ben Hayden, Executive General Manager, Asset Management for Gladstone Ports Corporation. The presentations will be followed by a Discussion Panel with Chris Silkie, Ben Hayden, Sally Nugent, Mike Bordenaro and Peter Kohler to answer your questions!

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About the speakers:

Chris Silkie is Asset Management Program Manager for the City of Portland, Oregon, Parks and Recreation. He has a Masters Degree in Public Policy/Public Administration and a Masters in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He has worked for the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Coast Guard, and elsewhere. At the City of Portland, Chris was influential in writing and having City Council approval of an Asset Management Policy that is so inclusive, it also can be read as an Equity Policy. Chris’ approach to Parks and Recreation asset management has resulted in parks in lower income areas receiving an equitable amount of attention compared to all other areas.

Ben Hayden, is Executive General Manager, Asset Management for Gladstone Ports Corporation, which has an extensive amount of parks and recreation assets and natural assets. Ben has a Masters of Engineering, Power Generation and an MBA, Technology Development. Ben has served as Head of Asset Standards for AGL Energy and was General Manager, Callide Power Station for CS Energy. He was Manager of Asset Management and Maintenance at NRG Gladstome Operating Services where he provided strategic leadership and implementation for asset management systems and processes. Ben brings a wealth of leadership and asset management experience to the program.



23 May
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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