IACC Conference Tech Team
IACC Conference Tech Team, 2018

Tech Teams

Does your community have an infrastructure improvement project that needs to happen, but you aren’t sure how to proceed? Tech team meetings are a resource to get you headed in the right direction. A tech team meeting is a get-together between community representatives and program staff. The goal is to collaborate and solve infrastructure problems. Depending on your community’s current needs, various opportunities will be available. Tech Teams assist with:

• Understanding and prioritizing your overall infrastructure needs.
• Developing specific infrastructure projects.
• Developing funding strategies for specific infrastructure projects.

PWB tech team fact sheet.

For more information, please contact Kari Sample at (360) 725-3089 or Kari.Sample@commerce.wa.gov.

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2019 PWB Regional Training participant work locations. Click to enlarge.

2019 Regional Training

The Public Works Board presented four free trainings across the state in April and May. These interactive trainings mixed concept presentation and group practice. They guided participants through effective infrastructure system management. Participants learned how asset management and value planning work together to create projects that fit their community. Local presenters also provided overviews of their asset management programs and their jurisdiction’s application of value planning.

Additionally, representatives from eight state agencies, one federal agency, and one non-profit conducted a funding panel to discuss how their programs can help meet community infrastructure needs.

The trainings were held in Silverdale, Pasco, Longview, and Okanogan. Between the four trainings:

• 95 community representatives attended.
• 24 of Washington’s 39 counties were represented.
• 46 participants received CEUs for water or wastewater.
• 41 city staff attended.
• 20 public or private water/sewer district staff attended.
• 10 public utility district staff attended.
• 8 county staff participated.

The Public Works Board would like to thank all of those involved in making these trainings a success, especially those who took time from their regular job duties to attend. We would also like to thank the staff from our partner agencies at the Department of Health and the Department of Ecology.

PWB Regional Training participants were so involved in their asset management exercise, they continued working through their break.
Working through a break at PWB Regional Training - Silverdale, 2019.

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American Public Works Association – Washington Chapter (APWA)

Association of Washington Cities, Events & Education (AWC)

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Washington State Association of Counties Training Institute

American Water Works Association, Conferences & Education (AWWA)

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TIB – Transportation Improvement Board Trainings

WA State Department of Transportation, Training for Local Agencies (WSDOT)

WA Certification Services – Waterworks Operators

WA Environmental Training Center (WETRC)

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Washington Finance Officers Association, Training (WFOA)

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US EPA –Smart Growth

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