JEA convention number 40
Written by Jim Jordan
Not sure why i know this but the Portland JEA/NSPA convention is my 40th.
I took my first group to the spring convention in Tuscon back in 1986. What a great time we had. The funkiest part was the BBQ and rodeo in “Old Tucson.” Although they are now scattered around the U.S. from Boston to New York to Texas, I still keep in touch with almost all of them.
Putting out a great publication is amazing, but it’s even better to be building friendships that will last for years. May you and your staff begin or continue a great journey of friendship here in Portland.