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:  July 12, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


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:

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/Replacement (Cities), Todd Mitchell (Construction Trades Labor), ______ (Schools), Penny Koal (DES), Scott Middleton (Specialty Contractors), Joaquin Hernandez (Private Industry), Santosh Kuruvilla (Engineers), Shannon Gustine (General Contractors), Janice Zahn (Ports), Joe Kline WSU (Higher Ed), 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: TBD

Location: TBD

Past Meetings:

July 2, 2019
Location:MCAWW Office @ Metropolitan Park West; 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1250, Seattle, 98101

JOC Evaluation Committee

Chair: Tae-Hee Han
Vice Chair: Quinn Dolan


Gina Owens (City of Seattle), Brent LeVander (Centennial Contractors Enterorises), Bob Bourg Replacement to be identified by DES (Dept of Enterprise Services), Quinn Dolan (Centennial Contractors Enterprises); Tae-Hee Han (Sound Transit), Aleanna Kondelis (University of Washington), Eric Lindstrom (Forma Construction), Maja Sutton Huff (Washington State Univeristy)  - Members reaffirmed 5/9/2019

Committee Goal:

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

Next Meeting: July 31, 2019

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

Location: Sound Transit's 605 Building in the Canyon Park room

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

Future Meetings:

  • August 28, 2019; Sound Transit's 605 Building in the Canyon Park room

Past Meetings:

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

Co-Chair: Rebecca Keith


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 5/9/2019

Seeking Representation From:

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


Achieve the reauthorization of RCW 39.10

Next Meeting: July 29, 2019 from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

Call In: 206-386-1200,,1687340#

Future Meeting Schedule:

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019; 1-4 pm; Location: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, 41st Floor Room 4120, Seattle, 98104; Call In: 206-386-1200,,6367799#

Past Meetings:

July 15, 2019 - Cancelled
July 1, 2019 from 1-4:00 pm
Location: Seattle City Attorney's Office, Columbia Center 701 Fifth Ave, Suite 2050, Seattle, 98104
June 17, 2019 from 1-4:00 pm
Location: Seattle City Attorney's Office, Columbia Center 701 Fifth Ave, Suite 2050, Seattle, 98104
June 3, 2019 from 1-4:00 pm
Location: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, Seattle, 9810
April 19, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Location: UW Campus UFB (University Facilities Building) G41; 3988 Jefferson Rd NE Seattle, WA 98195
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