Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes to Keynote Oregon Coast Aquarium Ocean Steward Luncheon

May 06, 2013

Newport, Oregon— “The importance of our oceans is difficult to overestimate. They are crucial to our health, our food supply and our economy. I look forward to discussing these issues and the important work of the Oregon Coast Aquarium,” said Cyliva Hayes, First Lady of Oregon who will speak at the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Ocean Steward Luncheon. The event, on Tuesday, May 14, is generously presented by Oregon Coast Bank and will be hosted by NW Natural at their headquarters in Portland.

Hayes, CEO of 3EStrategies, a clean economy consulting firm, will draw from 23 years of professional experience in sustainable energy, economic development, green jobs and sustainable forestry and agriculture during her discussion on healthy oceans and the clean economy.

As First Lady of Oregon, Hayes is a policy advisor to the Governor on clean energy and economic development issues. She has authored several books about sustainable economics and development and is a regular contributor to Grist and Huffington Post.

The luncheon is a forum for the exchange of the latest conservation ideas between the Aquarium’s senior staff and leading thinkers. The event also provides the Aquarium with charitable support, from sponsors like Vernier Software & Technology, which help make the Aquarium’s world-class marine science facility and education programs possible.

Pre-registration for the event is required. To order tickets or reserve a table, contact Libby Scott, Development Manager, at (541) 867-3474 x5217 or at libby.scott@aquarium.org. All proceeds from the event benefit the Oregon Coast Aquarium and its coastal and marine conservation and education programs.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Newport on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to inspire the public to better understand, cherish and conserve marine and coastal ecosystems. The Aquarium is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. It has been named one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium for the latest updates.

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