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Current CPARB Committees


Board Development Committee

Established 12/13/2018

Co-Chair:  Bill Frare


Bill Frare (DES), Lisa van der Lugt (OMWBE), Janice Zahn (Port of Seattle), Bill Dobyns (General Contractors), Irene Reyes (Private Industry), Jane Wall (Counties), and Robynne Thaxton (Private Industry)


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 Industry), 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: July 31, 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Location: Online via Zoom   Pending

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      Future Meetings:

      • August 28, 2020 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Past Meetings and Documentation:

      June 12, 2020
      May 10, 2020
      October 10, 2019
      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
      May 23, 2018
      April 25, 2018
      March 28, 2018


      Education, Outreach & Web Development Workgroup

      Established 12/11/2018

      Co-Chair: Mike McCormick


      Mike McCormick (Higher Ed), Bill Frare (DES), Elisa Young (City of Seattle), 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), Olivia Yang (Higher Ed), Lisa van der Lugt/she can identify her replacement (OMWBE), Nick Datz (Sound Transit) - Updated 2/13/2020

      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:  TBD


        Future Meetings: TBD

        Past Meetings:

        May 14, 2020
        April 28, 2020
        April 20, 2020
        April 8, 2020
        March 24, 2020 - Canceled
        March 10, 2020
        February 25, 2020
        February 11, 2020
        January 28, 2020
        December 4, 2019
        November 14, 2019
        November 7, 2019
        October 22, 2019
        October 14, 2019
        September 25, 2019
        September 4, 2019
        August 1, 2019
        July 2, 2019

        JOC Evaluation Committee

        Chair: Linda Shilley
        Vice Chair: Quinn Dolan


        Gina Owens (City of Seattle), Brent LeVander (Centennial Contractors Enterprises), Brian Thomas (Dept of Enterprise Services), Quinn Dolan (Centennial Contractors Enterprises); Aleanna Kondelis (University of Washington), Eric Lindstrom (Forma Construction), Randy Horn (Gordian), Linda Shilley (Pierce Transit), Michael LaVielle (Washington State University) - Updated 2/13/2020

        Committee Goal:

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

        Next Meeting: June 29, 2020  10:30 - 12:00 pm

        Location: Online via  Microsoft Teams Meeting

        Call In: +1 206-899-2838 United States, Seattle (Toll)

        Conference ID: 679 880 479#

        Agenda: Development of JOC Best Practices

        Future Meetings: (Monthly, 3rd Thursdays)

        • July 16, 2020
        • August 20, 2020
        • September 17, 2020
        • October 15, 2020
        • November 19, 2020
        • December 17, 2020

        Past Meetings:

        June 18, 2020
        May 21, 2020
        May 13, 2020
        April 21, 2020

        April 16, 2020

        March 19, 2020
        February 27, 2020
        January 22, 2020
        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

        Local Government Public Works Study Committee  <Under Construction>

        Established 5/14/2020


        Vice Chair:


        Nancy Deakins (DES), Kristin Hall (PUD), Matthew Hepner (CEW), Chris Herman (WPPA), Keith Michel (General Contractor), Karen Mooseker (School Districts), Jon Rose (MRSC), Yelena Semenova (DES),  Jolene Skinner (L&I), Michael Transue (Specialty Contractors), Jane Wall (Counties), Eliza Young (City of Seattle)


        To review the public works contracting processes for local governments, including the small works roster and limited public works processes, and create recommendations for efficiency to be presented to the CPARB Board. This review will include the following:
        • Most common contracting procedures
        • Current public works contracting thresholds
        • Analysis of applying an inflation-based indicator and other potential threshold adjustments
        • Recommendations to increase uniformity and efficiency for local government public works contracting
        • Rates of participation for small and minority-and-women owned businesses and barriers to improving the participation rate

        Next Meeting:  June 25, 2020 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

        • Agenda - Pending

        Future Meetings:

        • July 23, 2020  from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
        • August 6, 2020  from 9:00 am - 11:00 am
        • August 27, 2020  from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

        Past Meetings

        May 28, 2020

        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), Howard Hillinger (Construction Managers) - Updated 6/5/2020

        Seeking Representation From:

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


        Achieve the reauthorization of RCW 39.10

        Next Meeting:  July 1, 2020  1-3:00 pm

          Location: Online via WebEx

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          Future Meeting Schedule:

          • July 15, 2020  1-3:00 pm via WebEx
          • July 29, 2020  1-3:00 pm via WebEx

          Subcontractor Bid Listing Policy Evaluation Committee (2020 SB 5457)

          Established 2/13/2020

          Co-Chair:  Bill Dobyns
          Co-Chair: Matthew Hepner


          Garett Buckingham (Public Owners), Bill Dobyns (General Contractors), Matthew Hepner (Construction Trades Labor), Michael Transue (Specialty Subcontractors). Scott Middleton (Specialty Contractors), Irene Reyes (OMWBE), Denys Tak (WSDOT), Olivia Yang (Higher Education), and __________ (Local Government)

          Responsibilities: Pending

          Next Meeting:  July 1, 2020 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

          Location:  Online via Zoom

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          Future Meetings: In development

          Past Meetings:

          June 17, 2020 - Canceled No Quorum
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