Current CPARB Committees


Board Development Committee

Established 12/13/2018

Co-Chair: Bob Maruska
Co-Chair: Bill Frare


Bob Maruska (Ports), Bill Frare (DES), Lisa van der Lugt (OMWBE), Janice Zahn (Port of Seattle), Greg Fuller (Specialty Contractors)


To aid in candidate outreach, recruitment, improve transitioning, and educating new Board members on the roles, operating procedures, and the scope of the Board.

Business Equity\Diverse Business Inclusion Committee

Established  2/14/2019

Co-Chair:  Walter Schacht
Co-Chair:  Lisa van der Lugt


Walter Schacht (Architects), Bill Frare (DES), Janice Zahn (Ports), Olivia Yang (Higher Ed), Aleanna Kondelis (Higher Ed), Lisa van der Lugt (OMWBE), Irene Reyes (Private Sector - OMWBE), Cheryl Stewart (Contractors - AGC Inland NW from Eastern WA), Chip Tull (Contractors -  Hoffman Construction from Eastern WA)


Focus efforts around the following:
  • Comprehensive review of 39.10 with lens of equity (include RCW 39.04 & 39.80).
  • Create consistency in language.
  • Evaluate and bring forth effective strategies and opportunities for firms to compete.

Next Meeting:  September 20, 2019   8:00 am - 9:30 am

Location: 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2720, Main Conference Room, Seattle

    Past Meetings:

    August 9, 2019 @ 10 am
    July 12, 2019  @ 9 am

    Data Collection Implementation Committee

    Established 5/10/2018

    Co-Chair: Andrew Thompson
    Co-Chair: Aleanna Kondelis


    Committee Goal:

    Focus Data Collection Committee effort to collect data in response to JLARC’s recommendation #3 regarding GC/CM subcontractor and self-performance.

    Public Body Recertification - Examples of GC/CM Subcontract Awards & Payment

    Next Meeting: September 18, 2019


    Past Meetings:

    June 14, 2019
    February 6, 2019
    January 9, 2019
    November 15, 2018

    Design-Build Statute Review Committee

    Established 12/14/2017

    Co-Chairs: Brett Earnest, Joe Kline, Steve Tatge, Janice Zahn

    Committee Goal:

    Comprehensively review the Design-Build provisions of RCW 39.10 and identify any issues that should be addressed in addition to (a) RFP requirements that do not align with progressive procurements and (b) clarity about honorarium payments.

    Next Meeting: TBD

    Location: 520 Pike Street, Suite 2550, Seattle

    Past Meetings:

    September 26, 2018
    August 22, 2018
    July 25, 2018
    June 27, 2018 @10:00 am
    May 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am
    April 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am
    March 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm


    Education, Outreach & Web Development Workgroup

    Established 12/11/2018

    Co-Chair: Mike McCormick


    Mike McCormick (Higher Ed), Bill Frare (DES), Elisa Young (OMWBE), Steve Crawford (School Districts), Shari Reiter-Johnson (L&I)

    Seeking Representation From:

    AGC, Eastern WA, Small Design Firms, Small Construction Companies, Veteran-Owned Businesses


    Identify training opportunities across the State specifically for alternative public works, and create a link on the website where these training opportunities are identified and connected.
    The idea is to leverage our partner organizations to “broaden the pool” and create a deeper and more widespread understanding of the best practices in the industry with regard to alternative public works.

    Next Meeting: TBD

    Location: TBD

    Past Meetings:

    May 9, 2019 from 2-3:30 pm
    Location: 1500 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501; Conference Center Room 2330

    General Contractor/Construction Manager Committee

    Established 5/9/2019

    Co-Chair: Nick Datz
    Co-Chair: Scott Middleton

    Members: (13, 7 required for quorum)

    Sam Miller (Architects), Rebecca Keith (Cities), Todd Mitchell (Construction Trades Labor), Traci Rogstad (Schools), Penny Koal (DES), Scott Middleton (Specialty Contractors), Joaquin Hernandez (Private Industry), Santosh Kuruvilla (Engineers), Shannon Gustine (General Contractors), Janice Zahn (Ports), Josh Kavulla WWU (Higher Ed), Lisa van der Lugt/she can identify her replacement (OMWBE), Nick Datz (Sound Transit)

    Committee Goals:

    Evaluate best practices of GC/CM procurement – what is working and not working, provides summary of best practices to CPARB, identify outcomes that could be achieved, document changes to the statute and recommend those changes.  (Best Practices/Guidelines document comes after this process.)


    Recommendations to CPARB by May 2020, that pertain to reauthorization/statute changes

    Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 22, 2019  at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location: Sound Transit, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104; San Juan Conference Room

    Future Meetings:
    • Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Location: Sound Transit, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104
    • Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 9:00 am - Noon
      Location: Sound Transit, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104
    • Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Location: 1100 Olive Way, Ste. 1250, Seattle, WA 98101

    Past Meetings:

    October 14, 2019
    September 25, 2019
    September 4, 2019
    August 1, 2019
    July 2, 2019

    JOC Evaluation Committee

    Chair: Tae-Hee Han
    Vice Chair: Quinn Dolan


    Gina Owens (City of Seattle), Brent LeVander (Centennial Contractors Enterorises), Brian Thomas (Dept of Enterprise Services), Quinn Dolan (Centennial Contractors Enterprises); Tae-Hee Han (Sound Transit), Joy Waynewood (Sound Transit), Aleanna Kondelis (University of Washington), Eric Lindstrom (Forma Construction), Maja Sutton Huff (Washington State Univeristy), Randy Horn (Gordian) - Updated 8/27/2019

    Committee Goal:

    Review the data, look at best practices, recommend updates to JOC statute.

    Next Meeting: October 22, 2019

    Standing Meetings on last Wednesday each month from 2-3:30  pm

    Location: Sound Transit's 625 Building in the Leschi Room; 3nd Floor

    For Conference call information, please contact Tae-Hee Han.

    Future Meetings:

    • TBD; Sound Transit's 625 Building 

    Past Meetings:

    September 25, 2019
    August 28, 2019
    July 31, 2019
    June 26, 2019
    April 24, 2019
    March 25, 2019
    December 3, 2018
    September 25, 2018
    • Sound Transit Eastmont Conference Room, Bldg 603 1st floor
    August 30, 2018
    May 25, 2017


    Project Review Committee

    (Seperate Webpage)

    Reauthorization Committee

    Established 2/14/2019

    Chair: Rebecca Keith
    Vice Chair: Robynne Thaxton


    Scott Middleton (Specialty Contractors), Olivia Yang (Higher Ed), Loren Armstrong (Ports), Rebecca Keith (Cities), Robynne Thaxton (Private Industry), Lisa van der Lugt (OMWBE), Becky Blankenship (Architects), Neil Hartman (Construction Trades Labor), Santosh Kuruvilla (Engineers), Eric Nordstrom (Counties), Linneth Riley Hall (Transit), Janet Jansen (DES), Mike Pellitteri (General Contractors) - Updated 8/1/2019

    Seeking Representation From:

    Insurance/Surety, Public Hospital Districts, School Districts, Small Business - important for Diverse Business Inclusion


    Achieve the reauthorization of RCW 39.10

    October 21, 2019 cancelled

    Next Meeting: November 4, 2019;  from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location: Seattle City Attorney's Office, Columbia Center 701 Fifth Ave, Suite 2050, Seattle, 98104

    Call In: 206-386-1200,,9757872#

    Agenda pending

      Future Meeting Schedule:

      • Monday, November 18, 2019; 1-4 pm;
        Location: Seattle City Attorney's Office, 701 Fifth Ave, 2050, Seattle, 98104; Call In: 206-386-1200,,79567906#
      • Monday, December 2, 2019; 1-4 pm;
        Location: Seattle City Attorney's Office, 701 Fifth Ave, 2050, Seattle, 98104; Call In: 206-386-1200,,83812784#

      Past Meetings:

      October 7, 2019
      September 23, 2019
      September 9, 2019
      July 29, 2019
      July 15, 2019 - Cancelled
      July 1, 2019
      June 17, 2019
      June 3, 2019 from 1-4:00 pm
      April 19, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
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