Education Foundation
Construction Careers Mission: to attract and inspire individuals to pursue careers in construction. Programs include the Construction Technology Internship program, The Ultimate Construction Experience, Summer Teacher Internship program, speakers bureau, Construction-Related Engineering, Architecture and Technology Education (CREATE) Career Academy, Construction Awareness Starts Here (CASH) program, and the Build Up program for elementary youth.

President of the Board: Elaine Ervin, Moss Adams
Staff: Diane Kocer


Federal Facilities
Maintains liaison with the military departments concerning base construction and contracting procedures and policies.

Chair: Jessica Grey, Manson Construction
Staff: Jerry Dinndorf


Future Leadership Forum
Construction professionals in the early and middle phases of their careers (project managers, estimators, project engineers, superintendents, business developers, marketers, controllers, safety managers, etc.) who meet to exchange ideas, network, socialize and develop their careers.

Chair
: Cole Verner, Absher Construction
Staff: Jerry VanderWood


Government Affairs Council

Fosters proactive relationships with local, state and federal officials. Recommends and represents AGC's positions on legislation while improving government's understanding of the construction industry.

Chair
: Gene Colin, Ferguson Construction
Vice Chair: Ross Pouley, URS Corp.
Staff: Van Collins


Labor
Promotes stable relations between unions and contractors, which include collective agreements. Advances the highest standards for construction practices. (Open to signatory contractor members.)

Chair: Mike Tucci, Tucci & Sons, Inc.
Staff: Doug Peterson


Legal Affairs

Emphasizes legal and legislative developments. Acts as a forum for monitoring, discussing and educating all parties with respect to legal occurrences affecting the industry. (Open to law-firm members).

Chair: Mike Grace, Groff Murphy
Staff: Rick Slunaker

Property
Provides overview and direction relative to the real-estate assets owned by AGC of Washington in order to maximize its value while providing adequate facilities to serve AGC members and staff. (Appointed by president.)

Chair: Gary Smith, Lease Crutcher Lewis
Staff: Dick Bristow


Public Works
Focuses on legislative funding allocations, market, development and government agency liaison on behalf of heavy highway, utility and marine contractors. (Open to those members who do this type of work.)

Chair: Bob Adams, Guy F. Atkinson Construction
Staff: Van Collins


Safety
Promotes a safer work environment by monitoring and communicating safety-related issues in the construction industry. Advances safety awareness of members by working closely with the Dept. of Labor & Industries in developing and providing current safety information. Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of various safety programs offered.

Chair:
Mark Gauger, GLY Construction
Staff: Mandi Kime


State Facilities
Works to standardize specifications and to develop construction standards, procurement and bidding practices and job close-out procedures for state projects.

Chair: Tom Absher, Absher Construction
Staff: Van Collins


Workers' Compensation Group Retro
Monitors, updates and evaluates the effectiveness of AGC's retrospective rating plan, a tightly managed tool for controlling employer industrial insurance costs. Works closely with participants to ensure that they are implementing effective claims-management safety programs. (Open to Retro participants.)

Chair: Van Hardy, GLY Construction
Vice Chair: Gary Bennett, Ferguson Construction
Staff: Lauren Gubbe

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