Plans underway for Construction Executive Summit in March


The staff and board of directors for the Southwest Washington Contractors Association (SWCA) are formulating plans for its annual Construction Executive Summit on March 2 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver.

Since 2018, the summit has been an educational conference for local construction professionals, stated a news release from the association. The day-long conference features three keynote speakers and 12 breakout sessions.

The sessions are not just targeted to contractors and construction individuals but also professionals who work in HR and accounting roles of construction companies in the region.

“The summit is the largest educational event that SWCA offers each year,” said Brigham Lambley, the board president of SWCA and a machinery sales representative for Peterson Cat.  “This is a great opportunity for contractors and their executive teams to network and learn about the trends in the industry.” 

The event also features a supplier exposition, which allows industry suppliers to connect with contractors.

“This year we will continue our focus on connecting youth with the industry through our young contractor forum,” stated Sherrie Jones, the executive director of SWCA.  “Students today are generally unaware of the endless career opportunities that exist in the construction industry.  Our goal is to expose as many students, educators, counselors, and parents to the multitude of life-long, high-paying professions that exist for both students who attend college or trade schools, and for those that do not.”

The event will include a light breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

For more information or to register, go online to

Jones is also available to answer any questions by email at or by phone at 360-694-7922.

SWCA is an organization of commercial construction professionals. It’s located in Vancouver and has 75-plus years of experience as a resource for the construction industry in Southwest Washington. Membership of the organization features general contractors, speciality contractors, suppliers, engineers, architects and services companies that support the industry.