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.

To complete the online request for a tech team, please visit the IACC technical assistance web page.

PWB tech team fact sheet

Image depicting the work locations of Public Works Board Regional Training Events 2016 through 2019.
PWB Regional Training participant work locations. Click to enlarge.

2020 Training Webinars

Regionalization – July 14, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

This online training explains what regionalization is, gives examples of community uses and benefits, and provides guidance on how to meet critical challenges through resource sharing by local governments and special purpose districts.

The online Zoom webinar engages participants through concept presentation, interactive group work and examples from those who have successfully organized regional partnerships.

Phone access is available for those unable to access the webinar by computer. Call-in number: 253-215-8782, meeting number: 99154981380, passcode: 740657.

Value Planning – July 15, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

This Zoom webinar introduces value planning, which supports the development of durable, affordable, community-oriented, and operations-friendly solutions to infrastructure challenges. The training includes both  presentation and work group sessions designed to give participants a working knowledge of how to apply value planning to build the right project for the right reasons.

Phone access is available for those unable to access the webinar by computer. Call-in number: 253-215-8782, meeting number: 96405415985, passcode: 403898.

Asset management – July 16, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

This GoToMeeting webinar covers the fundamentals of developing an asset inventory and moving toward a robust asset management program. Asset management enables a jurisdiction to know what its infrastructure assets are, where they are located, their age and condition, and how to budget for rehabilitation and replacement.

Participants receive a mixture of instruction and hands-on activities. Prior to the workshop, download activities from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) webpage. Completing this training qualifies the participant for bonus points on this year’s application for DWSRF funding.

Phone access is available for those unable to access the webinar by computer. Call-in number: 877-309-2073, access code: 495167789.

2019 Regional Training – Recap

The Public Works Board presented four free training events across the state in April and May. 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.

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

• 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 training events 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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