Public Works Board Staff
Policy support, administrative support, and client outreach are provided for the Public Works Board by the Washington State Department of Commerce.
Cecilia Gardener, Executive Director
Connie Rivera, Program Manager
Buck Lucas, Management Analyst
Jacquie Andresen, Program Specialist
Carrie Calleja, Program Specialist
Cindy Chavez, Budget Analyst
Isaac Huang, Program Specialist
Barbara Smith, Board Liaison
Map of Program Specialists
What is a Program Specialist?
Program Specialists are your representatives and advocates with the Board and other funding agencies. They know your projects and your community, and they work with you to find funding and help avoid project obstacles. They will work with you during application cycles to ensure your application meets Board requirements. They provide information on the Boards programs and services, along with other funding programs.
Why do we have them?
Program Specialists are assigned to a region within the state, and become your first contact for project assistance and funding. They apprise the Board on matters within your community (more specifically, about your loans with the Board). They will represent you at Board meetings if you cannot attend, as they have you at the core of their interest.
How can you reach them?
The Program Specialists are available during normal business hours, but many times will work with you to accommodate your work schedule.
Each region of the state has a different Program Specialist (Contract Manager) assigned to it. Find yours on the map below.