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:  TBD

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

      Past Meetings:

      October 25, 2019
      September 20, 2019 
      August 9, 2019 @ 10 am
      July 12, 2019  @ 9 am
      • Agenda

      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: TBD


        Past Meetings:

        September 18, 2019
        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), John Palewicz (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:

        January 28, 2020 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

        Wednesday January 14, 2020  - CANCELED

        Location: MCAWW 1100 Olive Way, Ste. 1250, Seattle, WA 98101

        Future Meetings: 

        January 28, 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
        • Location: MCAWW 1100 Olive Way, Ste. 1250, Seattle, WA 98101
        February 11, 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
        • Location: Sound Transit
        February 25, 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
        • Location: MCAWW 1100 Olive Way, Ste. 1250, Seattle, WA 98101
        March 10, 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
        • Location: MCAWW 1100 Olive Way, Ste. 1250, Seattle, WA 98101
        March 24, 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
        • Location: MCAWW 1100 Olive Way, Ste. 1250, Seattle, WA 98101

        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: January 22, 2020 1:30 PM-3:00 PM 

        Location: 5700 Sixth Ave South, Suite 105, Seattle

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

        Future Meetings: TBD


        Past Meetings:

        December 18, 2019
        November 20, 2019 *Cancelled
        October 22, 2019
        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

        (separate 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), Robin Heinrichs (School Districts)- Updated 12/10/2019

        Seeking Representation From:

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


        Achieve the reauthorization of RCW 39.10

        Next Meeting: January 21, 2020;  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,,564755#

          Future Meeting Schedule:

          February 18, 2020

          Past Meetings:

          December 2, 2019
          November 18, 2019
          November 4, 2019
          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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