The legislature created the Public Works Board in partnership with local governments to assist in addressing infrastructure needs. They use a dedicated funding pool to offer low-interest financing in a revolving loan program. A citizens’ board of infrastructure representatives manages the program.
5/13/19 – Today the Governor signed 2SSB 5511 into law. This establishes a new broadband program within the Public Works Board. The broadband program will be a competitive grant and loan program for last-mile and middle-mile infrastructure. We are committed to making this program a success, and are anticipating six to nine months of rulemaking and program development in collaboration with the Statewide Broadband Office. Once this process is complete, we will announce broadband application cycles on pwb.wa.gov.
The Governor’s Office and the Public Works Board are actively seeking candidates for Board Member vacancies—current and future. If you are interested in helping Washington communities to receive the financial and technical assistance they need for critical public health, safety, and environmental infrastructure, this opportunity is for you. Please visit the Governor’s Boards and Commissions webpage to apply.
PWB is proud to present their Spring Newsletter.
March 2019 – Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Dr. Jeralee Anderson, PE and Mark Dorsey, PE to serve on the Washington State Public Works Board, in positions 2 and 3 respectively.
Dr. Anderson currently holds Position 6 on the Redmond City Council, is the President/CEO of the Greenroads Foundation, and is an alternate on the Cascade Water Alliance Board of Directors. She holds a doctorate in sustainability and civil engineering from the University of Washington and is a licensed professional engineer. In 2013, the Obama Administration recognized her as a Transportation Champion of Change for the 21st Century for her domestic and international work with Greenroads.
Mark Dorsey, PE has been the Public Works Director/City Engineer for the City of Port Orchard for the past 11 years. He is a licensed professional civil engineer in the states of Washington and Idaho and is a certified Water Distribution Manager 2. Mr. Dorsey is also a Cross Connection Control Specialist and Certified Erosion and Sedimentation Control Lead. He is the small city representative for the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council to the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Regional Project Evaluation Committee.
Curious about what projects the Public Works Board is currently funding? Click here to access fact-sheets on some of our funded projects.