Summits 2020-05-28T17:54:19+00:00

The 2020 Summit: Putting Recovery First is designed to bring the recovery community and our allies together to get your energy and input on policies and practices that will advance treatment and recovery across our state. Hosting the Summit in the early summer gives us time to plan and strategize ahead of the next legislative session – and makes our citizen advocacy efforts even more effective. 

This year, due to COVID-19 and the “stay home, stay healthy” order from our Governor, the WRA has moved our Summit to an all-virtual event.

Taking the Summit virtual is an all new undertaking for our team – and we’re committed to putting together the best dang online summit we’ve ever had!

2020 Summit Overview:

  • Opening plenary with Lauren Davis
  • Recovery Coaching Panel
  • Action Tracks:
    • 1: Workforce Development: Peers in the Field
    • 2: Intersections of Behavioral Health and the Criminal Legal System 
  • Families & Youth Recovery Panel
  • Closing session and reflection
  • Zoom “cafe” to connect and network
  • Plus a little WRA gift and our fun bingo game

Registration is $50 and scholarships are available.

We hope you’ll join us for this all-online event. A more detailed agenda is available on the registration page.  We look forward to seeing you virtually!


If you need any assistance with registration or logistics, please contact

New to Zoom? Here’s our Zoom Guidance to help you get started.

Seventh Summit, November 9-10, 2017

At our 7th summit, we:

  • Received expert advice in coalition building from Blaine Parrish
  • Outline our newly awarded SAMHSA Recovery Community Services Program: Statewide Network grant
  • Enjoyed traditional Native American drumming and dancing, teaching from a Squaxin Island Tribe elder, and a sweat lodge
  • Honored our veterans with a special ceremony

Sixth Summit, May 4-5, 2017

Key results of the sixth gathering:

  • Presented the Vince Collins Recovery Champion Award to State Rep. Eileen Cody
  • Paved the way for hiring our first staff person

Fifth Summit, November 10-11, 2016

Key results of the fifth gathering:

  • Approved a Recovery Coach Code of Ethics
  • Discussed the Recovery Database and the Advocacy Project
  • Discussed and formed the Recovery Housing Certification Work Group and Recovery Coach Work Group
  • Debriefed Education and Advocacy goals for 2017

Fourth Summit, May  12-13, 2015

Key results of the fourth gathering:

  • Approved Bylaws for 501(c)3 application
  • Elected a new governance committee
  • Discussed in detail the legislative process in Washington State and how advocates can successfully carry a bill to fruition

Third Summit, October 22-23, 2015

Key results of the third gathering:

  • Created a dues structure
  • Added an Events Committee and a Fundraising Committee

Second Summit, May 19-20, 2015

Key results of the second gathering:

  • Endorsed recovery values
  • Created a governing structure

First Summit, November 13-14, 2014

At the first summit, the group of passionate individuals

  • agreed to be a coalition,
  • adopted a vision,
  • and formed a united front under the name “Washington Recovery Alliance”