November 15, 2017
The Port of Hood River Commission and staff will hold a full day planning retreat facilitated by futurist Glen Heimstra on Wedneday, November 15 beginning at 9:00AM in the Port of Hood River conference room located at 1000 E. Port Marina Drive in Hood River.
Mr. Heimstra will lead discussions to explore the long-range future of the Port and our community; looking ten to twenty years ahead. The purpose is the explore the trends and opportunities that may shape this region, discussing the possible impact on the Port and on the community, so that when we are making shorter term decisions we have this long-term view in mind.
Glen Hiemstra is the Founder and CEO of Futurist.com, in Seattle, Washington. An international expert on long range trends and processes for creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for more than two decades and served as a technical advisor for futuristic television programs. He is the co-author of Millennial City: How a new generation can save the future, author of Turning the Future into Revenue: What Businesses and Individuals Need to Know to Shape Their Future, and co-author of Strategic Leadership. Futurist.com is regularly visited by people from over 120 nations. Glen has helped enterprises around the world look as far as 100 years into the future to search for strategic opportunities and preferred futures, including industries as diverse as energy, aerospace, transportation, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Glen grew up in the Gorge during his elementary school to high school days, not far from the Vista House in Corbett Oregon. He spent college summers as a lifeguard and State Park maintenance worker at Rooster Rock State Park, including occasional maintenance work up the Gorge at other state parks.