Due to lack of a 2017-19 biennium Capital Budget, the 2017 Public Works Board Construction Loan List has not been funded yet.
In addition, the Public works Board will not be accepting funding requests at this time.
If you have questions, please contact your Contract Manager.

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Latest News

What's New with the Public Works Board? Presentation to IACC Conference 10/26/2017 (PDF)

Public Works Board Newsletter, October 2017 (PDF)

The next Public Works Board Business Meeting will be held Friday, November 3, 2017. The Agenda Packet can be downloaded here.

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.

2018 Public Works Board Meeting Schedule

The Public Works Board is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member as of October 2, 2017. Bill Ramos fills Position #2, City Elected Official. His term expires June 30, 2017. Bill is a City Council Member for the City of Issaquah.

"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

Chair Scott Hutsell Urges Lawmakers to Support the Public Works Assistance Account, email 07/12/2017 (PDF)

The Public Works Board announces new Chair, Scott Hutsell (PDF)

View May 4, 2017 Infrastructure Funding Programs Webinar

Download PowerPoint from May 4, 2017 Infrastructure Funding Programs Webinar, including links to funders (PDF)

PWeB, our online contracts database, is going through some changes. Contact Carrie Calleja to request a password, and for information on how to get the information you need out of PWeB.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) is being transferred from Public Works Board contract management to being fully administered by the Department of Health. Learn more here.

Support for the Public Works Assistance Account

Letter to the Editor: ”Public Works Fund restored,” by Monica Jurado Stonier, The Columbian, 06/28/2017

Guest Column: "A possible re-start for the Public Works Trust Fund,” by Steve Young, Tri-City Herald, 06/10/2017 (PDF)

Op-Ed: "State aims to catch up on deferred maintenance,” by Chair Scott Hutsell, Spokane Spokesman-Review, 06/03/2017 (PDF)

Op-Ed: ”Update on Local Infrastructure Project Needs,” by Board Member Jerry Cummins, Union-Bulletin,06/01/2017

Op-Ed: ”Public’s Trust Down the Drain,” by Board Member KC Kuykendall, Union-Bulletin, 05/28/2017

Letter to the Editor: ”Thanks to legislators for funding public works programs,” by Board Member Matt Rasmussen, Tri-City Herald, 05/24/2017

Op-Ed: ”Funding Infrastructure as Inexpensively as Possible,” by Board Member Jerry Cummins, Union-Bulletin, 05/23/2017

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.

WPUDA Supports Restoration of Funding to the Public Works Trust Fund, 2017 Policy Position

Letter from the Public Works Board to Director Bonlender, 09/16/2016 (PDF)

”Schools AND Infrastructure,” 05/31/2016, North City Water District

”Reflections on the Public Works Assistance Account,” Stan Finkelstein, October 2015 (PDF)

”Infrastructure and Washington’s Public Works Board,” 05/14/2014, North City Water District

Legislative Updates

PWAA Success Stories

Infrastructure Education


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Cecilia Gardener
Executive Director
Phone: 360-725-3166

Connie Rivera
Program Manager
Phone: 360-725-3088

Cindy Chavez
Budget Analyst
Phone: 360-725-3154

Barbara Smith
Board Liaison
Phone: 360-725-2744

Jacquie Andresen
Program Specialist
Phone: 360-725-3089

Carrie Calleja
Program Specialist
Phone: 360-725-3015

Isaac Huang
Program Specialist
Phone: 360-725-3162

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