Conference 2018

Don’t recall what session you attended? View a list of the 2018 sessions in the 2018 Conference Brochure.

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Session Presentations

S1-Follow up and discussion with the Keynote Speaker and a Discussion of existing Aquifer Storage and Recovery Projects Tom Tebb, Danielle Squeochs, Department of Ecology

S2-What are your Responsibilities as a Governing Official? Daniel Bannier, Stevan Palmer, RCAC

S3-Go to BAT (Broadband Access Team) for a Hometown Home Run Debra Hansen, WSU Stevens County Extension Trevor Lane, WSU Ferry County Extension Mario Vilanueva, Partners for Rural Washington

S4-USDA Water and Wastewater Funding Opportunities Rick Rose, Ambrea Cormier, Dave Dunnell, USDA Rural Development

S5-First Time at IACC? Janea Delk, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB)

S6-Reclamation’s WaterSMART Program Robin Graber, Bureau of Reclamation

S7-Public Sector Decision-Making and Consensus Facilitation (2 hour Session) Brian Scott, Ben Han, Dan Lokic, BDS Planning & Urban Design

S8-Broadband Funding and Technical Assistance: Resources You Can Use Monica Babine, WSU Extension Robert Sloan, Microsoft Peter McMillin, USDA Rural Development Karen Perry, US Commerce NTIA Janea Delk, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB)

S9-Community Facilities – USDA Rural Development Funding Marti Canatsey, Darla O’Connor, USDA Rural Development

S10-What’s New in Water System Planning? Brian Sayrs, Jocelyne Gray, Department of Health

S11-Protecting Your Critical Infrastructure: Identify, Prioritize, and Fund Mitigation Opportunities Tristan Allen, Tim Cook, Derrick Hiebert, WA State Emergency Management Division

S12-CERB Rural Broadband Program Janea Delk, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) Kara Riebold, Port of Whitman County

S13-To Fear or Not: Wine and Beer – Winery and Brewery Wastewater Production and Management Brett Converse, David Kliewer, J-U-B Engineers, Inc.

S14-Utility Customer Assistance Programs: Pathways to Addressing Customer Affordability Fern Schultz, Department of Health Melissa Elliot, Raftelis Misty Ruiz, City of Brewster Sandi Mcmillan, Birch Bay Water and Sewer District

S15-Short Course on Local Planning Will Simpson, Anne Fritzel, Department of Commerce Julie Norton, Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC

S16-Supporting the Next-Generation Infrastructure Workforce Rhys Roth, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Bill Bernier, Department of Health Jeff Clarke, Alderwood Water & Wastewater

S17-Creating a Game-Winning Infrastructure Playbook Will Simpson, Valerie Smith, Department of Commerce Dana Kallevig, City of Yakima

S18-Bond Basics and Beyond Liz Green-Taylor, Tom Gilmore, Department of Commerce

S19-Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) 101 Janea Delk, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB)

S20-Tree Roots and Sidewalks Gus Lim, City of DuPont Ben Thompson, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources

S21-Collaboration for Sustainability Heather Cannon, Stevan Palmer, RCAC

S22-Value Planning David Dunn, Department of Ecology (2 hour Session)

S23-Financing Infrastructure with Bonds and Bank Loans Marc Greenough, Foster Pepper PLLC

S24-What’s in My Neighborhood? Redeveloping blighted properties with real or perceived contamination Alan Bogner, Department of Ecology Tina Hochwender, Department of Commerce Deborah Burgess, US Environmental Protection Agency

S25-Transportation Improvement Board Funding Programs Update Session Greg Armstrong, Transportation Improvement Board

S26-USDA – New Environmental Regulations (NEPA) Paul Johnson, USDA Rural Development

S27-Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Funding Your Future Kaaren Roe, Department of Commerce

S28-Rate-Setting for Infrastructure Funding Tage Aaker, FCS GROUP

S29-A Sewer Asset Management Case Study – City of Walla Walla Alex Fazzari, J-U-B Engineers, Inc. Frank Nicholson, City of Walla Walla

S30-The “Other” Infrastructure: Housing and Beyond! Rich Zwicker, Housing Finance Commission Anne Fritzel, Emily Grossman, Deparment of Commerce

S31-Value Planning in Practice David Dunn, Department of Ecology Steve Banham, City of Lynden Ben Shumaker, City of Stevenson

S32-Ecology’s Water Quality Grants and Loans Funding Programs Overview Daniel Thompson, Department of Ecology

S33-General Facility Charges – The How and the Why Nancy Wetch, Gray & Osborne

S34-Walla Walla City Wide AMI Water Meters Project – Lessons Learned Frank Nicholson, City of Walla Walla Murray Greenwood, Ameresco Kirsten Wilson Department of Enterprise Services

S35-Public Works Board: Changing Our Process and Planning for the Future Cecilia Gardener, Connie Rivera, Public Works Board

S36-Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Updates Janet Cherry, Heather Walker, Department of Health

S37-“Call Before You Dig”: Tips for working with DAHP for Project Planning Greg Griffith, Stephanie Jolivette, Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation

S38-Region 10 Environmental Finance Center Heather Cannon, Rural Community Assistance Corporation

S39-Infrastructure Financing – Better Projects, Better Process Buck Lucas, Public Works Board/Sync (Panel) TBD

S40-How to apply for a DWSRF Construction Loan using WALT Sara Jane Herrera, Department of Health

S41-Archaeology & Historic Preservation: Getting Beyond Regulations Greg Griffith, Holly Borth, Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation

S42-GIS for Improved Management of Your Assets Tyler Vick, FLO Analytics

Thanks to all of this year’s exhibitors, they make the conference possible.