Public Works Presentations

PublicWorks employees are experts in a wide range of topics and continue to share their knowledge through presentations at conferences on topics including:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance & Pedestrian Related Topics:

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Western District Meeting | July 2016 
Presenter: Matthew Feeley, Engineer, Engineering Services
Title: How to Establish an ADA Compliance Program with Limited Resources


Snohomish Health District Healthy Communities Initiative | June 2016
Presenter: Doug McCormick, Interim Transportation and Environmental Services Director
Title: SKIP and Non-Motorized Program


Snohomish County ADA Training | June 2016
Presenter: Jeff Rivers, Engineer I, Engineering Services
Title: Module 2: ADA and Snohomish County Engineering Design and Development Standards (EDDS) and Decision Matrix


American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Conference | April 2015
Presenters: Gina Hortillosa, Program Planning & Environmental Services Supervisor III and Ryan Peterson, Engineer II, Transportation & Environmental Services
Title: ADA Compliance from Planning to Implementation


American Public Works Association (APWA) Spring Conference – Spotlight on Public Works | April 2015
Presenters: Doug McCormick, Engineering Manager, Transportation & Environmental Services, Gina Hortillosa, Program Planning & Environmental Services Supervisor III, Ryan Peterson, Engineer II, Transportation & Environmental Services, Jeff Rivers, Engineer I, Engineering Services, and Fred Bushby, Engineering Technician, Engineering Services
Title: The ABC’s of Pedestrian ADA Compliance Programs 


Transportation Topics:

APWA 2018 Spring Conference | April 2018

Presenter: Jay Larson, Transportation Planning Coordinator, Transportation & Environmental Services
Title: Planning and Implementing Transit Oriented Development 


Maintenance Topics:

Road and Street Maintenance Supervisors’ Conference | October 2017
Presenter: Duane Myers, Paving Lead Worker, Road Maintenance
Title: Ever-Changing Chip Seal Practices


2016 Pacific Northwest Bridge Maintenance Conference | October 2016
Presenters: Max McGill, Road Maintenance Worker, Derek Miller, RoadMaintenance Worker
Title: Bridge Maintenance on Bridge 540


Flood Prevention Topics:

Northwest Regional Floodplain Management Association Conference | September 2015
Presenter: David Wilson, Engineer III, Surface Water Management
Title: Snohomish County Flood Mitigation 


Conservation Topics:

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference | April 2018
Presenter: Kit Crump, Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Title: Reach-Scale Planning in Snohomish County: A Foundation for Collaborative Farm-Fish-Flood Integrated Planning and Project Delivery


Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council Retreat | April 2016
Presenter: Kathleen Herrmann, Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Title: Overview of Snohomish County Marine Resources Program


Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference | April 2016
Presenter: Kathleen Herrmann, Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Title: Building Cross Jurisdictional Partnerships to Restore Habitat Processes to the Railroad Impounded Nearshore of Puget Sound/Snohomish County


Port Susan Living with the Coast Workshop | March 2016
Presenter: Kathleen Herrmann, Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Title: Marine Resources Work in Port Susan Overview


Marine Resources Committees (MRC) Conference | November 2015
Presenter: Kathleen Herrmann, Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Title: Crabber Education Social Marketing in Snohomish County


Seascape Ecology: Connecting Land, Sea & Society | September 2015
Presenter: Kathleen Herrmann, Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Title: Snohomish County Marine Resources in a Global Context 


Natural Disaster Recovery Topics:

APWA Spring Conference | April 2017
Presenter: Steve Thomsen, Director of Public Works
Title: One Leaders Response – A Story of Experience and Innovation


APWA Spring Conference | April 2017
Presenter: Steve Thomsen, Director of Public Works
Title: Conducting a Table-Top Exercise -- A Public Works Primer


Road and Street Supervisor’s Conference | September 2016
Presenters: Doug McCormick, Interim Transportation and Environmental Services Director and Dave Schonhard, Solid Waste Operations Manager
Title: Response and Recovery of SR 530 Landslide


City of Eugene Training Session | April 2016
Presenter: Doug McCormick, Engineering Manager, Transportation & Environmental Services
Title: Response and Recovery of SR 530 Landslide


Washington State County Road Administration Board (CRAB) 2015 Road Design Conference | November 2015
Presenter: Matt Zybas, Solid Waste Division Director
Title: Debris Removal and Recovery of Oso Landslide


Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Western District Annual Meeting | July 2015
Presenter: Jim Bloodgood, Engineering Manager, Transportation and Environmental Services
Title: One Year Since Oso Landslide


Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG) Profession Forum on Landslides | February 2015
Presenters: Dale Topham, Public Works Supervisor, Engineering Services and Jeff Jones, Engineering Geologist, Engineering Services
Title: Overview of Oso Response


Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) | February 2015
Presenter: Jim Bloodgood, Engineering Manager, Transportation and Environmental Services
Title: One Year Since Oso Landslide 


Organizational Topics:

APWA Management & Public Administration Committee (MPAC) | February 2018
Presenter: Max Phan, Engineering Manager, Transportation and Environmental Services
Title: Is There Anybody out There? Staffing to Meet Demands


APWA Spring Conference | April 2017
Presenter: Gina Hortillosa, Interim Engineering Manager, Transportation & Environmental Services
Title: Knowledge Transfer: Developing the Human Element


Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Congress North America | September 2016
Presenter: Gina Hortillosa, Interim Engineering Manager, Transportation & Environmental Services
Title: Tackling Knowledge Transfer at a Project Level While Aiming for Operational Impacts


Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Congress North America | September 2016
Presenter: Gina Hortillosa, Interim Engineering Manager, Transportation & Environmental Services
Title: Power of Leadership Development in Advancing Organizational Project Management


Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) International User Conference | June 2016
Presenter: Steve Cole, Senior GIS Analyst, Water Resources
Title: Supporting Title VI Analysis using the JavaScript API 


Solid Waste Topics:

Northwest North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) Regional Conference | October 2017
Presenter: Matt Zybas, Solid Waste Division Director
Title: Response and Recovery of SR 530 Landslide


Washington Refuse and Recycling Association (WRRA) 2016 Annual Conference | June 2016
Presenter: Matt Zybas, Solid Waste Division Director
Title: County Perspectives from Three Counties


Washington Refuse and Recycling Association (WRRA) 2015 Annual Conference | June 2015
Presenter: Matt Zybas, Solid Waste Division Director
Title: County Perspectives: Discussing Solid Waste Programs in Snohomish County 


Water Quality Topics:

Society of Freshwater Science Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting | November 2017
Presenter: Frank Leonetti, Project Specialist, Surface Water Management
Title: Little Bear Creek Flow Effects on Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity (B-IBI) Scores


Society of Freshwater Science Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting | November 2017
Presenters: Rob Plotnikoff, Senior Habitat Specialist, Surface Water Management, and Luke Hanna, Biologist, Surface Water Management
Title: Ecological Condition of Rivers and Streams in Snohomish County (2005-2014): Factors that Cause Variation in Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity (B-IBI) Scores


Washington State Lake Protection Association Annual Conference | October 2017
Presenters: Katie Ruthenberg, Water Quality Analyst, and Marisa Burghdoff, Water Quality Specialist II
Title: Eurasian Watermilfoil Control for the Long Haul: Lessons Learned over 23 Years of Control


North American Lake Management Society | November 2016
Presenter: Marisa Burghdoff, Water Quality Specialist II
Title: LakeWise: Motivating and Inspiring Clear Choices for Healthy Lakes


Salish Sea Environmental Conference | April 2016
Presenter: Peggy Campbell, Watershed Steward
Title: LakeWise: Motivating and Inspiring Clear Choices for Healthy Lakes


Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities (STORM) Quarterly | February 2016
Presenter: Peggy Campbell, Watershed Steward
Title: Natural Yard Care: North & South Sound Evaluation Project


Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities (STORM) Annual Symposium | November 2015
Presenter: Peggy Campbell, Watershed Steward
Title: LakeWise: Behavior Change Program


Washington Lake Protection Association | October 2015
Presenter: Gene Williams, Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Title: Thirty Years of Washington State Lake Protection Association History – The Successes, the Challenges, and the People


Washington Lake Protection Association | October 2015
Presenter: Gene Williams, Senior Planner, Surface Water Management
Title: New Life for Lake Ketchum, Restoration of a Hyper-Eutrophic Lake


Washington Lake Protection Association | October 2015
Presenter: Marisa Burghdoff, Water Quality Specialist II
Title: LakeWise: Motivating and Inspiring Clear Choices for Healthy Lakes


Sea Grant National Review | May 2015
Presenter: Peggy Campbell, Watershed Steward
Title: Pollution & Water Quality: Partnering to Advance Septic System Care 


Climate Change Topics:

Northwest Climate Conference | October 2017
Presenters: Manuela Winter, Special Projects Coordinator, and Andrea Martin, Cascadia Consulting
Title: Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Public works project planning and design in Snohomish County


Northwest Climate Conference | October 2017
Presenter: Frank Leonetti, Project Specialist, Surface Water Management
Title: Climate Effects on Stream Flow and Strategies and Actions for Resiliency