Thank you to all who participated in UNITE! The online recording is available on YouTube here.

View the program here.

On Friday, October 14th, 2022, Washington Environmental Council (WEC) and Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) will team up to host our biggest event of the year! Please join us for a special evening of community and conversation. This event will be hybrid with options to join us in person or virtually.

We’re excited to announce our featured speakers and 2022 Legislator of the Year:

  • Representative Derek Kilmer, US Representative 6th Congressional District, established the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, which seeks to prevent pollution, and to protect and restore habitat. Rep. Kilmer also pushes for legislation to address ocean acidification and climate change. 
  • Temryss Xeli’tia Lane, Vice President, Indian Country, Pyramid Communications. Temryss comes from a long lineage of Lummi fisher people. As a tribal member of the Lummi Nation, Temryss advocates for Indigenous visibility, tribal engagement and reciprocity. Her work in global football, media, and academia has guided her career from being a defender on the soccer pitch to a strategist in communications, defending tribal sovereignty and Native lifeways. At Pyramid, Temryss leads multi-disciplinary project teams in delivering strategic insight and partnership to advance Native-led initiatives that support tribes and Native organizations in telling their stories to accomplish their goals. Some of her current clients include Lummi Nation, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, and the Native American Rights Fund. Temryss holds a master’s degree in American Indian Studies from University of California, Los Angeles, and is a board member of The Chief Seattle Club
  • Kristin Ang, as a Port of Tacoma Commissioner, fights for economic justice and leads industry discussions of how to reduce carbon emissions created by our systems of transportation and trade systems.  
  • Representative Davina Duerr, Washington State Representative, 1st Legislative District, Vice Chair of the House Environment Committee and a rock-solid environmental leader who has led on Growth Management Act updates, reducing climate pollution from buildings, and reducing methane. She received a 100% score on WCV’s 2021-2022 Legislative Scorecard.

Can’t make it? If you can’t attend but would like to make a special gift to support WCV’s work in 2022 and beyond, you can do so here.

Note: Contributions to Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) are not tax-deductible.

If you have any questions regarding the event or registration, including financial assistance for tickets or accessibility needs, please contact Gabi at or 206.631.2612.