APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED for Pre-Construction and Emergency Loans! Please see our Financing page for more information! Deadline for Pre-Construction: July 11, 2018. Deadline for Emergency: Continuous until funds exhausted.
The next meeting of the Public Works Board will be Friday, July 13, 2018, at 9:00 am, at the Department of Commerce. You may download the Agenda Packet here. The Visitor’s Parking Permit may be downloaded here.
The Public Works Board has revised their 2018 Calendar of Meeting Dates.
The Washington State Public Works Board approved 12 cities and counties for approximately $6 million in pre-construction loans for 2018. This is the first time in five years the board has had funding from the state Legislature to issue loans. (PDF)
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. For more information, please see our Visitor Parking Instructions and Parking Map.
Chair Scott Hutsell and Executive Director Cecilia Gardener spoke at the House Capital Budget Committee Work Session on the Public Works Board and Sync, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. View video here. View presentation here. (PDF)
Chair Scott Hutsell and Executive Director Cecilia Gardener spoke to the Infrastructure and Public Depository Task Force on October 31, 2017. View Video here.
“What’s New with the Public Works Board?” Presentation at the IACC Conference 10/26/2018 (PDF)
“Infrastructure Funding… Still in the News: How does a District address significant infrastructure needs, against dwindling infrastructure financing, with the least impact to our ratepayers?” Article by Diane Pottinger, Public Works Board Member, September 11, 2017
PWeB, our online contracts database, has been disabled. Contact Connie Rivera for any information you need.
Support for the Public Works Assistance Account
06/28/2017, Letter to the Editor: “Public Works Fund restored,” by Monica Jurado Stonier, The Columbian
06/10/2017, Guest Column: “A possible re-start for the Public Works Trust Fund,” (PDF) by Steve Young, Tri-City Herald
06/03/2017, Op-Ed: “State aims to catch up on deferred maintenance,” (PDF) by Chair Scott Hutsell, Spokane Spokesman-Review
06/01/2017, Op-Ed: “Update on Local Infrastructure Project Needs,” by Board Member Jerry Cummins, Union-Bulletin
05/28/2017, Op-Ed: “Public’s Trust Down the Drain,” by Board Member KC Kuykendall, Union-Bulletin
05/24/2017, Letter to the Editor: “Thanks to legislators for funding public works programs,” by Board Member Matt Rasmussen, Tri-City Herald
05/23/2017, Op-Ed: “Funding Infrastructure as Inexpensively as Possible,” by Board Member Jerry Cummins, Union-Bulletin
AWC: “Funding the Public Works Trust Fund,” 04/12/2017 (video) Over the past several years, the Legislature has responded to the economic recession by diverting infrastructure funds to basic government. Learn more about the need for the Senate and House to fund the Public Works Trust Fund by watching this video.
AWC: Local Infrastructure Issue Brief Public Works loan repayments should be a permanent base to rebuild and infrastructure partnership, not a one-time shot in the arm to the operating budget.
2017 WPUDA Policy Position, WPUDA Supports Restoration of Funding to the Public Works Trust Fund
09/16/2016, Letter from the Public Works Board to Director Bonlender (PDF)
05/31/2016, North City Water District, “Schools AND Infrastructure”
October 2015, Stan Finkelstein, Board Chair, “Reflections on the Public Works Assistance Account” (PDF)
05/14/2014, North City Water District, “Infrastructure and Washington’s Public Works Board”
07/12/2017 Email: Chair Scott Hutsell Urges Lawmakers to Support the Public Works Assistance Account (PDF)
06/26/2017 Email: Chair Scott Hutsell Urges Lawmakers to Fund the Public Works Assistance Account (PDF)
06/16/2017 AWC News and Updates: AWC: Still waiting on Public Works Trust Fund fate
03/17/2017 Letter: Board Member Jerry Cummins Urges Support for Public Works Assistance Account (PDF)
01/20/2017 Video: Public Works Board Work Session at Capital Budget Committee
12/12/2016 Letter: Public Works Board Urges Lawmakers to Support the Public Works Assistance Account (PWAA) (PDF)
PWAA Success Stories
AWC Cities 101: Sewers (video)
AWC Cities 101: Growth (video)
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