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.
 

OBJECTIVE
Meet twice a year (fall and spring) to network and share information with southwest Washington local agencies. 


Goals 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 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
WSDOT Headquarters

TOPIC
WSDOT's Design-Build Process and the Chamber Way Bridge 

SPEAKERS
- Susan Fell, WSDOT Area Engineer, Clark County Engineering Office
- John Larson, Project Manager, Quigg Brothers (prime contractor) 

Good for one (1) continuing professional development credit. 

Lunch provided. 

More info and RSVP link to come soon.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS



 


PAST MEETINGS / PRESENTATIONS

April 5, 2018
City of Vancouver - Water Resources Education Center
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design 


October 5, 2017
Clark County Public Works
Connecting Mass Transit and Trails - A Win-Win for Both


May 3, 2017
WSDOT Headquarters
Bus on Shoulder Study & Pilot Project for SR-14 and I-205 


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


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


July 28, 2016
WSDOT Headquarters
Landslide Mitigation using Anchored Shear Piles


April 28, 2016
WSDOT Headquarters
Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People


January 28, 2016
WSDOT Headquarters
Practical Design: Transforming Design Policy


October 6, 2015
Clark Regional Wastewater District 

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

STEERING COMMITTEE BOARD REP
Jason Tell, WSP USA 

NEXT MEETING
Wednesday, October 3
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WSDOT Headquarters 

More info and RSVP link to come soon. 

SW WA PUBLIC AGENCY INVOLVEMENT / PARTICIPATION
  • City of Battle Ground
  • City of Camas
  • City of Kelso
  • City of Longview
  • City of Ridgefield
  • City of Vancouver Public Works 
  • City of Washougal
  • Clark County Public Works
  • Port of Vancouver
  • Regional Transportation Council
  • WSDOT SW Region
  • Western Federal Lands Highway Division
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