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Upcoming Events

We host a wide variety of events every year for transportation professionals and community members in Oregon and SW Washington:

  • Monthly luncheons featuring topics important to Portland metro and throughout the state
  • Membership and networking events
  • Professional development, skills training, and leadership workshops
  • Field tours of local projects
  • Celebrations and awards for students and local professionals

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2021 UPCOMING EVENTS

SW Washington Public Agency Liaison Meeting & Presentation - Co-hosted by ACEC and WTS

Thursday, April 15 from 12 - 1 PM (online, Zoom)
Click here to register through ACEC Oregon (free, open to the public)

The panel discussion with SW Washington public agencies will include the following discussion topics focused on the impacts of COVID on each of the represented agencies:

  • 2021/2022 Capital Improvement Plans
  • Budgets
  • Procuring professional services
  • Changes to agency office policies
  • Agency plans for re-officing post-pandemic
  • Updates and planning associated with potential stimulus funding

Panelists:

  • Ryan Lopossa, Neighborhood Liaison, City of Vancouver Public Works
  • Tom Grange, Engineering & Construction Manager, Clark County Public Works
  • Carley Francis, SW Regional Administrator, WSDOT
  • Monica Fowler, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CTRAN

Moderators:

  • Gavin Oien, Sr. Project Manager, Vice President, David Evans and Associates, Inc. - Representing ACEC
  • Jennifer Chariarse, Sr. Environmental Technical Specialist, FHWA Western Federal Lands - Representing WTS

This event is co-hosted by ACEC and the WTS Vancouver Events Group and with SW Washington public agencies. 


WTS Luncheon: Portland's Transportation Economic Outlook and Construction Career Pathways for Women and People of Color

Tuesday, April 20 from 12-1 pm
Register here

The Covid-19 pandemic has had dramatic impacts on many industries and the accompanying workforces. As the pandemic (hopefully) winds down, we will hear Josh Harwood, City of Portland Economist, discuss where many economists think we are headed and which industries are likely to emerge first. Specifically, we will briefly discuss the transportation industry and potential impacts to the variety of communities that make up its workforce. 

Sebrina Owens-Wilson, Metro's Regional Impact Program Manager, will then discuss Metro's Construction Career Pathways initiative, which is designed to help break through the intractable barriers to success women and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) face in the construction industry. Sebrina will discuss the how Construction Career Pathways is preparing the region for future investments in infrastructure and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, by offering a roadmap for ensuring these investments lift BIPOC and woman workers out of poverty into lifelong, family-sustaining careers.