American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon

SW WA Public Agency Liaison

ACEC Oregon / SW Washington Public Agency
Liaison Committee

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.

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,, or


Tuesday, October 1, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
(Social - 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / Presentation - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)

City of Vancouver
Water Resources Education Center

Michelle Henry, PE, Senior Civil Engineer
City of Vancouver
Water System Planning & Design/Public Works

Water Station 1 Upgrades - Design and Construction
SYNOPSIS: The Water Station 1 site contains 12 active groundwater wells, multiple booster pumping facilities, water treatment, and storage. The site is Vancouver’s most prolific water source and capable of providing 27.4 MG of drinking water per day. The Water Station 1 Upgrades project is being completed in three phases.

  • The first phase has been completed and consisted of site wide electrical upgrades, new control systems, a booster pump station, operations support facilities, and a treatment facility.
  • The second phase is currently under construction and consists of replacing a 250,000 gallon elevated water tower with a 1 MG water standpipe, replacing 5 MG of ground level water storage with 8 MG of ground level storage, and security improvements along with other site civil improvements. All this is being done while the site remains active to feed most of downtown Vancouver and push water to outer areas in higher pressure zones. Phase 2 is anticipated to be completed by mid-year 2021.
  • The final phase will be Phase 3 and is slated for construction in 2022. The last phase will replace three declining groundwater wells. 

Ryan Lopossa, City of Vancouver



Click HERE for more info and to RSVP. 


April 4, 2019
Clark County Public Works, Vancouver
What's new at WSDOT SW Region

October 3, 2018
WSDOT Headquarters
WSDOT's Design-Build Process and the Chamber Way Bridge

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 
Matt Shanahan, GRI

Jason Tell, WSP USA 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
City of Vancouver
Water Resources
Education Center

Michelle Henry, PE, Senior Civil Engineer
City of Vancouver, Water System Planning & Design/Public Works

Water Station 1 Upgrades - Design and Construction 

Ryan Lopossa
City of Vancouver

Click HERE for more info and to RSVP. 

  • 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 committee, please contact the committee chair at or