Want to get involved and give back to the public works community? Join one of the Chapter Committees! Review the list below and contact the Committee Chairs or Board Liaisons to join. Click the committee name to find more information about the committee.

APWA Oregon Committee Central


Nominates candidates for various APWA National and Oregon Chapter awards; assists in the preparation of the PACE application.

Co-Chair: Jennifer Garbely, 503-786-7534, garbelyj@milwaukieoregon.gov
Co-Chair: Sheila Sahu, 503-681-3614, SahuS@CleanWaterServices.org
Board Liaison: Ryan Webb,


Plans and coordinates with Cameo Management Solutions and conference planning committee.

Contact: Cameo Management Solutions, cameomag@gmail.com
Board Liaison: Ryan Webb,
Spring Conference
April 1-4, 2024
Seaside Convention Center in Seaside, OR
Fall Conference
October 15-18, 2024
Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton, OR


Plans and shares information about public works services and serves as a resource for issues and training related to public information and involvement; provides Chapter publicity, including newsletter and web site; promotes access to APWA National and Chapter information services and opportunities for involvement via the internet.

Chair: Vacant • Please contact the Board Liaison if interested!
Board Liaison: Chase Welborn, chase.welborn@3j-consulting.com


Arranges educational courses each year for our members and their employees. Organizes Technical Sessions for Chapter Conferences.

Chair: Jenifer Willer, 541-682-6036, JWiller@eugene-or.gov
Board Liaison: Mark Willrett, 541-883-5364, willrett@ci.klamath-falls.or.us

Emergency Management

Promotes awareness and coordination between public works and emergency management groups.

Chair: Preston Langeliers, Preston.Langeliers@newbergoregon.gov
Board Liaison: Krey Younger, 503-616-9419, krey@centralgeotech.com

Leadership & Management

Promotes and encourages development of leadership qualities for the public works community. Encourages diversity.

Chair: Jason Rice, 503-387-7300, jrice@wsc-inc.com
Board Liaison: Leslie Finnigan, 503-399-8002, lfinnigan@ufsrw.com


Tracks Chapter membership, provides membership information to prospective members, works to maintain and increase membership.

Chair: Vacant • Please contact the Board Liaison if interested!
Board Liaison: Leslie Finnigan, 503-603-6658, lfinnigan@ufsrw.com

Public Works Luncheons

Organizes luncheons with speakers in Portland, Eugene and other locations.

Chair: Eric Germundson, egermundson@kittelson.com
Board Liaison: Maureen White, mwhite@mazzetti.com


Advertises Chapter Foundation scholarships to universities and Chapter members; selects and tracks recipients.

Co-Chair: Caleb Cox, 503-535-7453, ccox@kittelson.com
Co-Chair: Todd Watkins, 503-846-7650, Todd_Watkins@co.washington.or.us
Board Liaison: Tim Blackwood, tim@pali-consulting.com
Board Liaison: Ashley Cantlon, ashley.cantlon@greshamoregon.gov

Standard Specifications

Works with the Oregon Department of Transportation to produce and update public works construction specifications.

Chair: Fred Wismer, fwismer@kittelson.com
Board Liaison: Krey Younger, 503-616-9419, krey@centralgeotech.com

Street Maintenance and Collection Systems Schools

Coordinates Street Maintenance and Collections Systems Schools. Schools are held two times per year.

Collections Chair: Lloyd (Fuji) Ngariki, LNgariki@eugene-or.gov
Streets Chair: Rebekah Jacobson, Rebekah.a.jacobson@odot.state.or.us
Board Liaison: Ryan Webb,


Inform, educate and support Chapter members in implementation of sustainable design, construction, management and operation of public works.

Chair: Allison Pyrch, 360-816-7398, allison.pyrch@hartcrowser.com
Board Liaison: Maureen White, mwhite@mazzetti.com


Shares technical knowledge with Chapter members about advancements in technology.

Chair: Andy Sheehan, 503-570-1555, sheehan@ci.wilsonville.or.us
Board Liaison: Mark Willrett, 541-883-5364, willrett@ci.klamath-falls.or.us


Provides a liaison to National APWA Committee, shares information with Chapter members on transportation design, construction and maintenance.

Co-Chair: Darren Hippenstiel, 503-535-7488, dhippenstiel@kittelson.com
Co-Chair: Mike McCarthy, 503-691-3674, mmccarthy@tualatin.gov
Board Liaison: Nick Polenske, 503-535-7407, npolenske@kittelson.com

Utility & Public ROW

Chapter liaison to Oregon Utilities Coordination Council and Oregon Utility Notification Center Board of Directors.

Chair: Dante Posadas, dposadas@orcity.org
Board Liaison: Ryan Webb,

Water Resources

Provides resource lists, technical and regulatory information, provides a point of contact for National APWA to comment on potential water resource legislation/regulation.

Co-Chair: Cedomir Jesic, 503-535-7507, cjesic@kittelson.com
Co-Chair: Tammy Connelly, 971-435-0167, tconnolly@beavertonoregon.gov
Board Liaison: Ashley Cantlon, 503-618-2579, Ashley.cantlon@greshamoregon.gov

Young Professionals

Provide opportunities for young professionals and students to develop and maintain connections, as well as to enhance their professional development and success within the Association and the Public Works Industry.

Co-Chair: Alyssa Loveday, aloveday@kittelson.com
Co-Chair: Brittney Weinberg, Brittney.Weinberg@3j-consulting.com
Board Liaison: Nicholas Polenske, 503-535-7407, npolenske@kittelson.com

National APWA Committees

Public Works Project of the Year Award Committee and the Certification Commission and the Water Resources Management Committee Shannon Williams
Certified Public Fleet Professional Council Keith Nicolson
International Affairs Committee and Water Resources Technical Knowledge Team Doug Singer
FHWA Pavement Preservation Expert Task Group Katie Marwitz


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