PNWS-AWWA Engineering Committee

The Pacific Northwest Section (PNWS) of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) plays an important role in promoting public awareness of water infrastructure and supporting the technical and facility management needs of its members throughout western Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  An integral part of the PNWS-AWWA, the Engineering Committee (EC) focuses in terms of knowledge, practices, people and procedures on the advances in planning, design, and delivery of water supply, infrastructure and treatment projects.  The EC aligns with the Engineering and Construction Division of the Technical and Education Council of AWWA.

In carrying out its mission, the EC concentrates on education, training, and promotion of engineering through:

·         Annual conference technical sessions

·         Annual conference, jointly sponsored, pre-conference work sessions

·         Annual Excellence in Engineering awards

·         Engineers Week activity participation

·         Technical presentation and training at subsection schools and short schools

·         Training sessions throughout the year

·         Conducting tours of water infrastructure and construction sites                                                        


Committee Officers
Ali Leeds  - Committee Chair

Carollo Engineers, Inc.

1218 Third Avenue, Suite 1600 | Seattle, Washington 98101

Phone: (206) 661-6324

Jason Branstetter - Vice Chair

City of Gresham

1333 NW Eastman Parkway | Gresham, Oregon 97030

Phone: (503) 618-2516

Joelle Bennett - Secretary

Tualatin Valley Water District

1850 SW 170th Avenue | Beaverton, OR 97003

Phone: (503) 941-4577

Engineering Committee Board Liaison

Dan Sleeth

Covington Water District

18631 SE 300th Pl | Kent, Washington 98042

Phone: (253) 867-0950