American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon

SW WA Public Agency Liaison

ACEC Oregon / SW Washington Public Agency
Liaison Committee


MISSION STATEMENT
To commit to a meaningful partnership between our organizations in the common purpose of providing quality and responsive consulting engineering services to the communities of southwest Washington.
 

Goals and objectives include: 
- Facilitating a cooperative dialogue between southwest Washington public agencies and ACEC; 
- Enhancing professionalism and integrity throughout the design and construction industry; 
- Promoting quality and value through improved business practices; 
- Investing in the future by promoting education, new technology, and research and development; and
- Promoting the use of project delivery methods that best serve the public interest.

The group plans to meet quarterly.




Pictured above, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, PE, PBS Engineering + Environmental, takes questions from the group during their January 28 meeting. He and Dan Swensen, City of Vancouver's Engineering Manager, provided the public agency update. About 40 members, guests and representatives from various southwest Washington public agencies attended the presentation on "Practical Design: Transforming Design Policy." Kevin Miller, SW Region Design and Engineering Services Manager, Washington State Department of Transporation, delivered the talk. 


For more information please contact the steering committee chair, Matt Shanahan, mshanahan@gri.com, or mwebber@acecOregon.org


NEXT MEETING / PRESENTATION 
Wed., May 3, 2017
WSDOT Headquarters
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Brownbag meeting
Bus on Shoulder Study & Pilot Project for SR-14 and I-205 
Public agency update by WSDOT

Click HERE for more info and to RSVP. 


PAST MEETINGS / PRESENTATIONS

January 26, 2017
Adapting Water Supplies Post-Condit Dam Removal 


October 19, 2016
Collaborative Design of Context Sensitive Rockfall Mitigation - Challis Highway Project, Idaho


July 28, 2016
Landslide Mitigation using Anchored Shear Piles


April 28, 2016
Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People


January 28, 2016
Practical Design: Transforming Design Policy


October 6, 2015
Performance Based Intersection and Interchange Evaluations 
 
STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Matt Shanahan, GRI
mshanahan@gri.com

STEERING COMMITTEE BOARD REP
Jason Tell, WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff

NEXT MEETING
Wed., May 3, 2017
Bus on Shoulder Study & Pilot Project for SR-14 and I-205
Public agency update: WSDOT

PUBLIC AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
The following agencies have attended past meetings:
  • City of Battle Ground
  • City of Camas
  • City of Kelso
  • City of Longview
  • City of Ridgefield
  • City of Vancouver
  • City of Washougal
  • Clark County Public Works
  • Port of Vancouver
  • WSDOT
If you are a public agency representative and would like to get involved with the steering committe, please contact the committee chair at mshanahan@gri.com or mwebber@acecOregon.org