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.
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.