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2023 WA SNAP-Ed Statewide Forum

2023 WA SNAP-Ed Statewide Forum

Moving Forward: Coming Together to Plan with Purpose

April 11-13, 2023

Spokane, WA

Thank you so much for your attendance and participation! We would appreciate hearing some feedback from you based on your experience.
The 2023 WA SNAP-Ed Forum will be held in person this year! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Spokane.

When: Tuesday, April 11th from 1-5PM

      Wednesday, April 12th from 8AM-5PM

      Thursday, April 13th from 8AM-12PM

Where: Davenport Grand Hotel

       333 West Spokane Falls Boulevard

       Spokane, WA 99201

Who: All SNAP-Ed funded staff from WA are invited and encouraged to attend!

If you have registered and indicated nights you need a hotel room, that reservation is being made for you. Please do not book a room with the hotel separately.

DSHS will cover the room cost and all associated taxes for each night you stay. Parking and incidentals will be paid by the attendee and the $25 daily parking fee can be reimbursed from program budgets. Please note that you cannot be reimbursed for valet parking. You must self-park at the hotel to receive reimbursement. A credit or debit card will be required at check-in.

Please note that the hotel requires 72 hours notice for any cancellations. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact CTW prior to that time frame.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Wednesday the 12th. Breakfast will also be provided on Thursday the 13th.

Registration is both for your attendance at the Forum and your requested room reservation. Please do not make a separate reservation with the hotel.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick, have symptoms, or a recent positive COVID test.
  • Masks are encouraged throughout the event.
  • At-home testing prior to the event is also encouraged. You can still access free COVID tests from both the federal and state governments. We encourage you to take advantage of this program and test if you are feeling sick prior to the forum.

Thank you for doing all you can to stop the spread and keep everyone healthy!

Forum Agenda

This year’s forum will consist of some excellent keynote speakers, updates from DSHS and FNS, as well as breakout sessions. Breakouts will be a mix of workshop-style sessions to help you with your three-year plan as well as speaker-centered sessions where folks will share stories and/or work they’ve done related to SNAP-Ed.

Click below to download the agenda. This PDF will be updated later this week with more descriptions of sessions, speakers, and room numbers. If you plan to print the agenda, we would recommend waiting until Friday 4/7 to do so.

Day One, Tuesday September 13

8:30 am-9:00 am

   Optional Coffee Networking & Poster Sessions

9:00 am

   Welcome to the 2022 Washington SNAP-Ed Forum

9:15 am-10:30 am

   Keynote Panel Discussion: Rural & Urban Community Organizing Strategies

10:30 am-10:45 am


10:45 am-12:00 pm

   Breakout Sessions:
  • Utilizing resources outside of SNAP-Ed to complement SNAP-Ed work
  • Social media literacy as a creator and consumer
  • Intro to participatory evaluation
  • Multi-age approaches to SNAP-Ed work

12:00 pm

   Adjourn for the Day

12:00 pm-12:30 pm

   Optional End of Day Debrief


Day Two, Wednesday, September 14

8:30 am-9:00 am

   Optional Coffee Networking & Poster Sessions

9:00 am-10:00 am

   Main Keynote Speaker: Rise and Thrive: Creating Healing Spaces

10:00 am-10:15 am


10:15 am-11:30 am

   Breakout Sessions (Topics coming soon!):
  • Food sovereignty projects in Washington state
  • Food access work happening in WA farmers markets
  • Piloting county-wide campaigns
  • Cross agency collaboration to support local food purchasing

11:30 am-12:00 pm

   Closing Session

12:00 pm

   Adjourn for the Day

12:00 pm-12:30 pm

   Optional End of Day Debrief


Your 2023 Forum Planning Group

A group of WA SNAP-Ed colleagues worked hard to plan the 2023 WA SNAP-Ed Forum. Thank you to those who volunteered to help and for your tireless effort sharing ideas on Zoom calls, contacting potential speakers, and settling all the logistics to make this year run smoothly!


Claudia Abramson, Thurston County Food Bank

Karla Anderson, WSU Whatcom County

Noelle Beecroft, WSU Whatcom County

Acacia Corylus, WSU Statewide Support

Jill Farrant, WSU Snohomish County

Eileen Grigsby, CTW

Morgan Hartline, DOH IA

Anna Kitchin, WSU King County

Linda Mathews, WSU Pierce County

Tara McGinty, DSHS

Chris Mornick, DSHS

Jen Moss, CTW

Upasana Mukherjee, WSU Grant County

Amber Noskoff, WSU Region 3 IA

Talea Price, WSU Region 3 IA

Courtney Schupp, CTW

Tori Sorenson, CTW

Lori Van Anrooy, WSU Spokane County

Cambron Walker, Kittitas County Health Department

Anna Weyrauch, WSU Clark County

Shelby Winters, DOH Evaluation


Looking Ahead to the 2024 WA SNAP-Ed Forum

The 2024 Forum is right around the corner! If you would like to serve on a planning committee for the 2024 statewide forum, please contact your IA.  Your input is welcome!