Public Works Board – Technical Assistance, Training and Resources

Technical Assistance from 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 webpage.

Training Events

PWB Virtual Lunch and Learn: Snohomish County Little Bear Creek Mitigation Strategy 

What: Snohomish County presents its 7-year journey to construct an advance wetland mitigation site to serve 11 transportation projects: property acquisition, baseline studies, permitting/agency coordination, site deconstruction, restoration and enhancement, project costs, credits and savings, and lessons learned.

Who: Snohomish County Little Bear Creek Mitigation Strategy Team

When: Friday, January 26 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: Video recording

PWB Virtual Lunch & Learn: Port of Seattle’s Sustainability and Equity Framework

What: Learn about decision-making processes that incorporate sustainability and equity design elements into capital projects. The Port of Seattle has implemented a sustainability and equity framework that helps projects include these elements at appropriate cost levels before design and construction gets underway. This framework builds accountability between commissioners, project managers, and engineers in order to further the sustainability and equity goals of the Port.

Who: Hear from Jessica Brown, Environmental Program Manager with the Port of Seattle.

When: Friday, December 8 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Where: Video Recording

With COVID-19 prohibiting public meetings, the Public Works Board had to cancel their in-person regional training events this year. Instead, the Board and its partner agencies offered a series of three training webinars. If you were unable to attend, or just want to revisit the presentations, the recorded sessions are available.

As an awardee, you must engage with affected tribes in consultation under the requirements of Executive Order 21-02 Archaeological and Cultural Resources, or under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (when federal permits or funds are included). There are also requirements for Tribal Engagement around projects funded through Climate Commitment Act funds (ESHB 1753) that will compliment any previously existing requirement for tribal consultation. When this new consultation structure is ready there will be an update provided.

If at any point in the project review process you need support with the Tribal aspect please reach out to the Department of Commerce Tribal Liaison.  


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