City of Seattle

Committee Purpose: Strengthen mutual understanding and respect and create a forum that promotes proactive resolution of challenges and maximizing opportunities of interest to both the City and Consulting Profession.
Objectives: Educate each other about our businesses and agencies, understanding constraints, opportunities, policies, procedures, and interests.
Acknowledge inherent differences and common values between agencies and businesses; creating a sound basis for mutual respect, trust, and open communication.
Engage in collaborative problem solving as equal partners, achieving true success through long-term, sustainable solutions that satisfy the interests of both.

Schedule

Current Issues

Committee Roster

Tarelle Osborn, Osborn Consulting
Rich Meredith, H.W. Lochner
Steffran Neff, Brown & Caldwell
Olivia Williams, HDR
Ron Paananen, HDR
Elizabeth Faulkner, EnviroIssues
Jeremy Butkovich, Shannon & Wilson
Rich Reis, WH Pacific
Kathy Cox-Czosnyka, Jacobs
David Talcott, Exeltech
K. Wendell Adams, KBA
Crystal Donner, Perteet

Building Relationships

The committee is structured similarly to other ACEC-agency liaison committees: an executive committee provides strategic focus, supported by task-oriented subcommittees that will form and sunset as needed. The committee consists of decision-makers from City agencies that have approximately $1 million or more in consultant contracts annually and principals from a cross section of ACEC member firms.
The liaison committee’s purpose is to strengthen mutual understanding and respect and create a forum that promotes proactive resolution of challenges of interest to both the City and Consultants. The objectives that will help achieve this goal include:
  • Educate each other about our businesses and agencies, understanding constraints, opportunities, policies, procedures, and interests.
  • Acknowledge inherent differences and common values between agencies and businesses; creating a sound basis for mutual respect, trust, and open communication.
  • Engage in collaborative problem solving as equal partners, achieving true success through long-term, sustainable solutions that satisfy the interests of both.

Current expectations of committee members typically focused on these areas of concern:

  • Consistency between agencies in applying standard operating procedures and policies for consultant contracts
  • Building relationships
  • Outreach to small businesses
  • Small Business participation and opportunities
  • Understanding opportunities

Committee Archives

 

Close
loading...