Training and Education
2019 Regional Training
The Washington State Public Works Board is presenting four free trainings across the state in April and May. These interactive trainings mix concept presentation and group practice to guide participants through effective infrastructure system management. In the end, participants will know how asset management and value planning work together to create projects that fit their community. Representatives from multiple state and federal agencies will also conduct a funding panel to discuss how they can help meet your infrastructure needs.
Tech Teams are available before or after the regional trainings! To request a Tech Team, please download and complete this form. Email completed forms to Kari Sample at Kari.Sample@commerce.wa.gov. Application for a Tech Team does not automatically result in approval for a Tech Team.
Trainings run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at all locations. To register for an event, click the link below for the session you would like to attend. For best results, please use Chrome as your internet browser when registering.
Silverdale: Sync – Monday, April 15 (6pm – 8pm), Training – Tuesday, April 16 (9am – 4pm), Oxford Suites
Pasco: Sync – Tuesday, April 23 (6pm – 8pm), Training – Wednesday, April 24 (9am – 4pm), Columbia Basin College
Longview: Sync – Monday, May 6 (6pm – 8pm), Training – Tuesday, May 7 (9am – 4pm), Lower Columbia College
Okanogan: Sync – Wednesday, May 22 (6pm – 8pm), Training – Thursday, May 23 (9am – 4pm), Okanogan PUD
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm the night before the training is an opportunity to visit with leaders of our state’s infrastructure system improvement team – Sync.
• Learn about Sync and improvements coming your way.
• Discuss the challenges to finance and build infrastructure.
• Share your perspective and become part of the process.
Infrastructure Funding Programs Webinar
Find trainings offered by other entities on our Resources Page, under “Upcoming Trainings.”
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 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.
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 in Wenatchee, WA.
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 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).
Resource & Development Project Manager
Policy and Data Manager