Shot of the funding panel overview session at the Tools for Funding Future Infrastructure Projects training at Camas, WA on February 7, 2018.
Funding Panel overview at the "Tools for Funding Future Infrastructure Projects" training in Camas, WA on February 7, 2018.

Training and Education

the traveling toolbox is coming to you
The Traveling Toolbox is coming to you!

2018 Tools for Funding Future Infrastructure Projects

FREE Training opportunities are coming to your area!

This free training is geared toward public works staff, elected officials, water and wastewater operators, and anyone who manages assets, sets rates, manages projects, or is seeking resources to fund future infrastructure projects.

Staff from multiple state and federal funding programs will be available to explore your community’s infrastructure needs.

.5 CML (Certificate of Municipal Leadership) credits are available, as well as .5 CEU (Continuing Education Units) for water and wastewater operators.

These one day trainings, scheduled in multiple locations, run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. A complimentary continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be served.

Sessions include:
– State & Federal Funding Programs Overview
– Value Planning & Cost Effectiveness
– Asset Management
– Rate Setting

Click here for: Save the Dates Flyer (PDF) and Agenda and Session Descriptions (PDF)

Please use Chrome or Firefox when using the Registration Link. It will not work in Explorer.

Walla Walla – Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 10, 2018
Flyer and Agenda   Registration Link   Driving Directions   Lodging Options
05/15/2018 IMSIT Listening Session Invitation   Learn more about IMSIT here.

Need more information or assistance?
Contact Barbara Smith at Barbara.Smith@commerce.wa.gov, or (360) 725-2744.

Infrastructure Funding Programs Webinar

Tech Teams

Does your community have an infrastructure improvement project that needs to happen, but you aren’t sure how to pay for it? Tech Team meetings are a resource that you may be able to take advantage of, to get you headed in the right direction. A Tech Team meeting is a get-together between community representatives and program staff to collaborate and solve infrastructure problems. Depending on your community’s current needs, various opportunities will be available. Tech Teams may be formed to assist with understanding and prioritizing your overall infrastructure needs, developing specific infrastructure projects, and/or developing funding strategies for specific infrastructure projects.

For more information, please contact Connie Rivera at (360) 725-3088 or Connie.Rivera@commerce.wa.gov.

Project Managers

Project Managers 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. Find out more, here.

Coordinated Services

Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC)

The Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) consists of membership from federal, state, non-profit, associations, and tribal organizations committed to the development, improvement, and maintenance of local infrastructure. IACC helps communities save time, money and solve the problem of tracking down available technical expertise and funding options for their infrastructure projects. The IACC holds an annual conference each fall.

Coordinating on Local Infrastructure

Local infrastructure is essential to a vibrant economy, a high quality of life, public health and safety, and a healthy environment. There are many programs available to help fund infrastructure projects in Washington. Go to the Resources page and select “Other Funding Programs” from the drop down menu to view links to various funding agencies.

EZView

EZview is managed by the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). The tool provides project dedicated web sites for local governments and state agencies to plan, share, document and collaborate. Project dedicated web sites provide open, accessible and up-to-date project information.

Learn more about EZView here (PDF).

Program links

Need help?

Cecilia Gardener
Executive Director
Cecilia.Gardener@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3166

Cindy Chavez
Budget Analyst
Cindy.Chavez@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3154

Arlene Escobar
Project Manager
Arlene.Escobar@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3015

Isaac Huang
Project Manager
Isaac.Huang@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3162

Buck Lucas
Policy and Data Manager
Buck.Lucas@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3180

Britt McVicar
Communications Manager
Britt.McVicar@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3161

Connie Rivera
Program Manager
Connie.Rivera@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3088

Barbara Smith
Board Liaison
Barbara.Smith@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-2744