One of our favorite projects each year is hosting the two day Western States Policy Directors Meeting. The Rede Group has been hosting this meeting in Portland for four years now. This year we held the event at the Leftbank Annex next to our office in the Rose Quarter. We were extremely lucky to have the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium through a CDC grant sponsor the event this year. We had folks from 10 different states joining us including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. It was a fantastic meeting with a level of expertise that we rarely see in one meeting. With all of these great folks working on tobacco control our states are in dependable hands! We are really looking forward to doing this again in 2014!