Bill Craig Fay Lim
Communications Specialist Communications Supervisor
Snohomish County Public Works Engineers Share Expertise and Successes
during Statewide Conference
County engineers presented on design processes and S Machias Improvement Project
EVERETT, Wash., June 17, 2021 – Two Snohomish County Public Works engineers shared the work Snohomish County does to complete award-winning road projects when they gathered with their peers from county governments around the state at the Washington State Association of County Engineers (WSACE) annual conference June 8-11 in Lake Chelan.
Snohomish County Public Works Department employees Sam Filetti and Mike Randall, both who work in the department’s Engineering Services Division, were among several speakers at the four-day county engineers conference. Filetti and Randall gave presentations on Snohomish County’s project documentation processes and the recently completed award-winning S Machias Rd and Machias Cutoff Intersection Improvement Project.
Sam Filetti, Engineering Services Supervisor, Design Documentation.
Filetti presented the extensive documentation process that Snohomish County has developed to shepherd engineering projects from start to finish. The checklist includes multiple steps for design, construction and various areas of review, and public comments. He shared tips with other engineers so that they may learn and improve their own engineering processes.
Mike Randall, Project Engineer, and Project Manager on S Machias Rd and Machias Cutoff Intersection Improvement Project
Randall discussed the unique elements and challenges he and team members faced with the $2.1 million S Machias Rd and Machias Cutoff Intersection Improvement Project, located east of Lake Stevens. The project, which took more than two years to complete, recently won the under $5 million category project of the year from the American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington chapter. The project made multiple improvements including road realignments, new signalization, a new fish passage culvert and integrated the Centennial Trail crossing.
Snohomish County employees regularly share their expertise with their peers and the public. In March this year, Snohomish County Public Works Engineering Manager and APWA Washington Chapter board member Max Phan was on the APWA panel discussion on the topic of Public Works Role in Vaccination Operations. He is a member of the county Public Work’s emergency support function on the Snohomish County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force.
WSACE is a private, not-for-profit association located in Olympia, Wash., that offers training, education, and advocacy services for its 39 member counties. The association strives to be a leading public works professional organization for leadership and stewardship of infrastructure and service needs of communities. Snohomish County’s Deputy Public Works Director and County Engineer Doug McCormick serves as the Western District Representative on the WSACE Board.
About Snohomish County Public Works
Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for approximately 1,600 miles of county roads, more than 200 bridges and manages about 200 traffic control signals. The department also processes nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. Visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks for more information about Snohomish County Public Works.