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CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR TODAY and tell them to OPPOSE SB 5097 (paid family-leave expansion; rolls back small-business protections) and SB 5064 (UI voluntary quits).
Please use the Action Alert link below to easily connect directly with your Senators and urge them to vote NO on these too-costly measures -- and share this link with others in your company. Click here to make your voice heard!
WSDOT industry-wide fish-passage program update
Join WSDOT Fish Passage delivery manager Kim Mueller, WSDOT director of development Steve Roark, WSDOT construction director Chris Christopher along with assistant regional administrators from both Olympic and Northwest Regions and others as they walk through the ‘21- ‘23 delivery plan and provide preliminary information on the various projects/bundles anticipated for the next biennium. The panel will also be available to answer your questions and concerns. Attendance for this Feb. 24 10:00 a.m. Zoom meeting is limited! Click here today to register.
MEET THE BUYER:
Doing business with WSDOT|
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) purchases millions of dollars’ worth of products and services from area businesses each year. Join them via Zoom, March 4 at 9:00 a.m., for this informative session to learn how WSDOT does business and how to prepare to be competitive at the state level. This session will cover topics such as products/services they purchase, requirements to do business with them and more.
Presenters will include representatives from the Office of Equal Opportunity, DBE Support/VOSB, Procurement, Ad and Awards, and Construction.
Attendance is limited.
Click
here today for more information and to register.

The post(?)-pandemic outlook for construction
A year ago, construction was hit harder in Washington than in nearly any other state.
Since then, the industry has rebounded strongly, but there are signs that the recovery is stalling.
Where is construction headed nationally, statewide, and around Washington? What help or hindrance is likely to come from "the other Washington?" Join us on March 5 at 10:00 a.m. as AGC of America chief economist Ken Simonson will peer into his crystal ball to discuss these questions and discuss the outlook for different project types, materials costs and supply-chain issues.
Click here to join us via Zoom for this informative session -- free to AGC members.
Show us your best
and brightest!

It’s time to think about all the great projects, people and programs your firm has been involved with the past two years. The 2021 AGC of Washington Build Washington Awards -- brought to you by Moss Adams -- call for entries is now open. This is the perfect time to highlight your best and brightest projects, programs and people. There are 32 different categories, and you can enter in multiple categories. Entries are due by 5:00 pm, March 1st; AGCW will host a virtual awards show on Thursday, May 20.
Click here to get all the info on this year's BWA program.
ALLIANCE 2021:
Gov't. business opportunity is knocking

Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest. AGCW is proud to support this March 11 virtual event that will again feature keynote speakers, high-quality workshops and virtual matchmaking sessions with government agencies and prime contractors.
Who should attend? Businesses interested in selling to the government and prime contractors; general contractors and government buyers seeking to outreach small and diverse businesses. Click here to visit the Alliance Northwest website. Mark your calendar, and register here.
AGC's weekly Legislative Huddles
are time well-spent

Join us each week to participate in AGC of Washington's Legislative Huddle conferences. These meetings will now be held virtually at 7:30 a.m., via Microsoft Teams, not via conference call as in previous years. Your Government Affairs team uses these meeting to gather member feedback on legislative proposals that impact construction and for us to keep you informed on what's happening in Olympia. To sign-up, contact  Michele Willms.
2020 AGCW Annual Report now available
As you may have heard... 2020 was a year like no other. Our 2020 Annual Report tells the story of this incredible year across our chapter and through our districts and departments: industry and members charting unknown waters, challenges and successes, adaptability, cooperation, honors and awards and much more.
The 2020 edition will only be available in digital (PDF) format.
Click here today to view/download.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS
February 23 8:30 AM
AGC Core-Plus Construction: Reaching out to high schools to develop the future construction workforce
As we are all aware, construction is facing a workforce shortage as we have more skilled tradespersons retiring from the industry than we have entering. In an effort build the future construction workforce, AGC’s Educational Foundation has developed Core-Plus Construction with an objective of introducing students to the basics of construction and about careers in the construction industry through hands-on learning along with interfacing with those currently in the industry. This is a great opportunity for today’s high-school students to learn about various aspects and benefits of working in the construction industry through a fully integrated curriculum while hearing from those working in the industry.
Please join Sarah Patterson, AGC Educational Foundation's workforce-development director, and Lance Calloway, AGCW Northern District manager, in rolling out this workforce and educational initiative to AGC member firms. You'll hear how the program’s curriculum works and how your firm can add value to the program with opportunities for members of your team to connect with students in the classroom about the benefits of working in construction. Register today…

March 4 – 10:00 AM

March Safety Forum

Join us virtually, each month, to stay connected and get the latest industry safety news and updates. The March topic is Mindfulness as a Tool for Yourself and Transforming your Corporate Culture. We will feature Elyssa Dixon, PE from Fleece & Forests. Learn more about her here. Questions? Please contact Mandi Kime. Register today…

The AGC Education Foundation continues to offer virtual continuing-education classes in a live, interactive, remote environment. They're working closely with instructors to maintain high-quality training programs and are finding great success in the virtual environment.
Visit the
AGC Education Foundation website
for more information
on upcoming classes and programs.

Lean Module 1 / Foundation Course:
Initiating the Change to a Lean Culture

March 5 (7:30 am – 11:30 am) | Seattle
Register today


Supervisory Training Program Unit 2: Oral and Written Communication

March 1 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm) | Remote Class
Register today

Foreman Training Program
March 8-17 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm) | Remote Class
Register today

GC/CM: General Contractor/Construction Manager Workshop
March 18 and 19 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) | Remote Class
Register today



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keep
us open;
no masks
shut us down.


Visit StaySafeWA.com
to learn how
you can help.
Questions? Comments?
Please email Celina Venegas-Sanchez ASP
, Central District manager.

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