The legislature created the Public Works Board in partnership with local governments to assist local governments in addressing local infrastructure needs through a dedicated local funding pool, existing as a revolving loan program, to be managed by a citizens' board composed of local infrastructure representatives.
The legislature created the Public Works Board in partnership with local governments to assist local governments in addressing local infrastructure needs through a dedicated local funding pool, existing as a revolving loan program, to be managed by a citizens' board comprised of local infrastructure representatives.
The mission of the Public Works Board is to provide financial and technical assistance to Washington communities for critical public health, safety, and environmental infrastructure that supports community and economic vitality.
The Public Works Board administers four programs; the primary purpose of these programs is to provide assistance to local governments for the planning, financing, and construction, repair, or expansion of their infrastructure.
Thirteen Board members are appointed by the Governor for four year terms. Three represent counties, three represent cities, three represent special purpose districts, and four are from the private sector.
Members meet once a month to review applications for financing and deal with administrative issues. In August, the Board meets twice in order to create the Public Works Trust Fund Construction Loan list that must be submitted to the Legislature by November 1st. In even numbered years, the Board conducts a two-day retreat, and in odd numbered years, the Board tours a part of the state to see projects it has financed.
Members are encouraged to attend workshops, conferences, and meetings on behalf of the Board. Often members are part of discussion panels at these meetings. Members are also offered opportunities to attend training courses that deal with infrastructure issues.
The Honorable Scott Hutsell – Chair – Position #13, General Public
JC Baldwin – Vice Chair – Position #11, General Public
The Honorable Lisa Ayers – Position #5, County Elected Official
The Honorable Pam Carter – Position #8, Sewer & Water District Elected Official
Senator Mary Margaret Haugen – Position #10, General Public
The Honorable KC Kuykendall – Position #1, City Elected Official
Steve Misiurak, PE – Position #3, City Public Works Engineer
Diane Pottinger, PE – Position #7, Sewer & Water District Public Works Director
The Honorable Bill Ramos – Position #2, City Elected Official
Mark Scott – Position #9, Public Utility District
Senator Lisa Wellman – Position #12, General Public
Public Works Board members are appointed by the Governor of the State of Washington. View the Governor's Boards & Commissions webpage here.
Public Works Board Meetings
Effective immediately, all visitors to the Department of Commerce may only park in the designated Visitor Parking Area, and must display a Visitor Parking Permit on their dash. Please contact the Board Liaison to obtain a Parking Permit. For more information, please see our Visitor Parking Instructions and Parking Map.
The Public Works Board meets on the first Friday of every month at the Washington State Department of Commerce, located at 1011 Plum Street, Olympia, WA. Meetings typically run from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. and are open to the public, though they are held in a secure building where signing in and out is required.
Information and materials regarding the upcoming meeting, the minutes from the last several meetings, and the year's current meeting schedule can be found to the right.
Can I Attend a Board Meeting?
Board meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.
How do I get on the Agenda?
February 2, 2018
12/01/2017 Agenda Packet
11/03/2017 Agenda Packet
10/06/2017 Agenda Packet
09/07/2017 - Retreat
09/08/2017 Agenda Packet
08/04/2017 Agenda Packet
07/07/2017 Agenda Packet
05/05/2017 Agenda Packet
04/07/2017 Agenda Packet
02/03/2017 Agenda Packet
01/06/2017 Agenda Packet
12/02/2016 Agenda Packet
11/04/2016 Agenda Packet
10/07/2016 Agenda Packet
09/09/2016 - Business Meeting
09/08/2016 - Retreat
08/12/16 Agenda Packet
07/08/16 Agenda Packet