Shot of the funding panel overview session at the Tools for Funding Future Infrastructure Projects training at Camas, WA on February 7, 2018.
Funding Panel overview at the "Tools for Funding Future Infrastructure Projects" training in Camas, WA on February 7, 2018.

Training and Education

the traveling toolbox is coming to you
The Traveling Toolbox is coming to you!

2018 Tools for Funding Future Infrastructure Projects

The Public Works Board and their partners put on another successful series of free infrastructure trainings in 2018. Please watch this space for information regarding our 2019 training series, which will be advertised in late 2018.

The next opportunity for similar training is the 2018 IACC Conference in Wenatchee, WA, October 23-25, 2018. You can learn more about it on their website, here.

Infrastructure Funding Programs Webinar

Tech Teams

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

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.

Coordinated Services

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. The 2018 IACC Conference will be held October 23-25, 2018, 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
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).

Program links

Need help?

Cecilia Gardener
Executive Director
Cecilia.Gardener@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3166

Cindy Chavez
Budget Analyst
Cindy.Chavez@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3154

Arlene Escobar
Project Manager
Arlene.Escobar@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3015

Jason Freeze
Resource and Development Project Manager
Jason.Freeze@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3161

Isaac Huang
Project Manager
Isaac.Huang@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3162

Buck Lucas
Policy and Data Manager
Buck.Lucas@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3180

Doug Reed
Sync Project Assistant
Douglas.Reed@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3089

Connie Rivera
Program Manager
Connie.Rivera@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-3088

Tammi Vellinga
Board Liaison
Tammi.Vellinga@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-2744