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					      Transportation Benefit District Funding Challenges,
            Successes and Legislative Perspective

Speakers –
    Mr. Ashley Probart, Association of Washington Cities (AWC)
    Steve Thomsen, P.E., Public Works Director, Snohomish County

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
4:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Rock Salt On Latitude 47
1232 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle

Program Description
Steve Thomsen, P.E., Public Works Director for Snohomish County will discuss some of the challenges
and successes they have had with implementation of transportation funding. Topics will include
Transportation Benefit Districts, American Reconstruction and Recovery Act, PSRC’s (Puget Sound
Regional Council) Transportation 2040 affect on the future of Snohomish County, and others.

Ashley Probart, AWC, will provide an overview of Transportation Benefit District legislation and how it is
being implemented around the state. This includes TBD “101” and some local policy considerations
when proposing this authority. In addition, Ashley will provide an update on the 2011 legislative
session in the areas of transportation funding, capital funding, and any changes to contracting law that
impacts public works.

About our speakers:

Steve Thomsen, P.E. Steve has worked for Snohomish County for the past 25 years and is currently
the Public Works Director. Steve is a Graduate from Oregon Institute of Technology and is a licensed
Professional Civil Engineer. He has 35 years of engineering and management experience including
working for the City of Portland, Portland area Tri-met, and private consulting for small scale hydro-
electric projects. He currently is serving on the State Transportation Improvement Board, Puget Sound
Regional Council’s Regional Project Evaluation Committee, and is a member of the Snohomish County
Committee for Improved Transportation. Steve and his family live near the City of Snohomish and he
loves to play in the great outdoors when time permits.

Ashley Probart, Ashley has been an AWC lobbyist for the past decade in the areas of transportation,
economic development, and public works. Prior to AWC, Ashley served as budget and policy staff for
both the House and Senate Transportation Committees. He also worked for the Washington State
Department of Transportation in the 1990s in the areas of policy development and transportation
program delivery.
       Transportation Benefit District Funding Challenges,
             Successes and Legislative Perspective
4:45   – 5:30 pm     Registration and No Host Social
5:30   – 6:00 pm     Dinner Service, Announcements
6:00   – 7:00 pm     Presentation and Q&A
7:00   pm            Adjourn

Fee – $37.00 (includes dinner, see choices below)
Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 16th. Payment is due by Wednesday, February 16th. No
refunds or cancellations after noon on Monday, February 21st. "No shows" that have not prepaid will be
billed. (Please register early, your meal choice cannot be guaranteed when you register after noon on
the Monday prior to the meeting.)
Prepayment is encouraged and greatly appreciated by our volunteer registration staff at the meeting.
Dinner choices –
    Chicken Parmesan
    Prime Rib
    Bow Tie Primavera

Register and Pay Online
Go to, click on Online Registration, click on
Register at bottom of page.

Print the registration/invoice and bring a copy with you to the meeting. Registrations may be paid by
credit card through PayPal (bring a copy of your PayPal confirmation to the meeting) or you may mail a
check and copy of the registration/invoice with your check payable to APWA to:

                                 Washington State Chapter APWA
                                 2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 800
                                    Seattle, WA 98121-1280

A confirmation email is automatically sent to your email address upon registering. If you do not receive
one, go to, click on Online Registration, click on
Attendees at bottom of page.

Professional Development Hours

This training session may qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDHs). Participants are
responsible for tracking their own PDHs.

Contact Mohammed Kashani, P.E., or (425) 388-6679 for information about
the presentation
Contact Holly Stewart, MRSC, for registration questions.
For late registration (after online registration closes), please e-mail Setheny How, TEC Inc.,, (or by phone, 425-453-4040, ext. 8200).

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