Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Lacey at City Hall, 420 College Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503 until 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016, for the following work:

The City of Lacey is accepting proposals from qualified museum exhibit designers to design a traveling exhibit to celebrate Lacey’s 50th Anniversary. The city will be responsible for writing the text, selecting historic images and providing captions for the images. The exhibit designer may choose to include fabrication as part of their proposal, but is not required to do so.

The City of Lacey wasn’t officially incorporated until December 5, 1966. The City expects to debut this exhibit at its open house on December 5, 2016. It is expected the exhibit will travel in whole or in part to various venues for at least a year. The final destination will be the Lacey Museum where the panels will be used for many years to come.

The maximum project budget, including design, fabrication and traveling crate or packaging, is not to exceed $15,000. The exhibit designer must have at least a B.A. in history, art or related field, and a minimum of 5 years professional service designing and fabricating museum exhibits. Qualified experience may be substituted for the educational requirement.

The City of Lacey is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority and women-owned firms are encouraged to submit bids.

An informational packet is available upon request by emailing equinnva@ci.lacey.wa.us; downloading the information from the city’s website at www.laceymuseum.org, or by calling 360.413.3557 (Erin Quinn Valcho).



Olympia Preservation Month Activities

Activities Celebrating the Places of our Labor and Industrial History 

The Olympia Heritage Commission is teaming up with multiple partners to celebrate Preservation Month under the theme, “Labor in Olympia: This Place Matters.”  Part of a national campaign each May, Preservation Month recognizes the historic places that matter to communities all over the country.

The catalyst for choosing this year’s theme is the donation of a sculpture by local artist John Vanek to the City of Olympia. “Dignity in Labor,” gifted by the Thurston-Lewis-Mason County Central Labor Council, will be installed in front of the Labor Temple in the Olympia Downtown Historic District (119 Capitol Way N).

Join the Preservation Month partners for these free events highlighting the stories and places that reflect our region’s rich labor and industrial history:

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Three Magnets Brewing (600 Franklin St SE): Trivia night on State labor history (hosted by the Washington State Historical Society and Washington State Archives).
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Labor Temple (119 Capitol Way N): “Dignity in Labor” sculpture dedication (hosted by the Olympia Arts Commission, Olympia Heritage Commission, and Thurston-Lewis-Mason County Central Labor Council).
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. in the Bandha Room, 3rd floor of the Labor Temple (119 Capitol Way N): Performance of “Hold the Fort: Stories and Songs of the Wobblies” by labor troubadour John O’Connor, featuring songs by Joe Hill, Ralph Chaplin and T-Bone Slim, as well as his own original music (hosted by the Thurston-Lewis-Mason County Central Labor Council).
  • Monday, May 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the Schmidt House (330 Schmidt Place SW): Panel discussion by Don Trosper and Drew Crooks: “Views on South Sound Industry: Two presentations on the working worlds of the Olympia Brewing Company and the artist Edward Lange” (hosted by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation).
  • Friday, May 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m., New Caldonia Building (116 5th Avenue SE): Downtown Academy: Illustrated talk on labor and industry in Downtown Olympia by Ben Helle (Washington State Archives & Olympia Heritage Commission) and Michelle Sadlier (City of Olympia) (hosted by the Olympia Downtown Association). RSVP at odaoffice@tss.net.

In addition to these events, details on a self-guided walking tour produced by the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum will be available at all events. The public is also invited to an ongoing exhibit of historical photos in the City Hall second floor lobby (601 4th Avenue E) and other locations Downtown starting May 30, 2016.

Michelle Sadlier, Olympia Historic Preservation Officer


CLG Grant Applicant Presentation Meeting June 1, 2016

The public is invited to attend a meeting for the Certified Local Government Grant program on June 1, 2016 at the DAHP offices in Olympia. DAHP received 16 applications for FY 2017 and presentations will be made by the applicants. DAHP is required to grant a minimum of 10% of our federal Historic Preservation Fund allocation each year to Certified Local Governments.For more about the program see here.

The first presentation will be at 9:00 am and the final presentation will be at 2:40 pm. We will meet in the DAHP conference room at 1110 Capitol Way South in Olympia.

Questions? Contact Kim Gant at kim.gant@dahp.wa.gov or 360-586-3074.



2016 Joint APA-PAW Awards – Call for Nominations

2016 Joint Awards Program

Sponsored by:
The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Planning Association of Washington

Call for Nominations

The Planning Association of Washington (PAW) and the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Washington) are pleased to announce the 2016 Awards Program.

For the 30th year, the associations will jointly honor outstanding contributions to the field of planning in Washington state. The awards program is designed to bring public attention and deserved recognition to public and private sector planning efforts, as well as student projects in university planning programs.  Our joint award program goals include:

  •  Recognize exemplary planning efforts in Washington (projects must be located within the state)
  •  Promote superior quality planning in government and the private sector
  •  Increase public awareness of the role of PAW and APA in planning in the state

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2016

Awards will be presented at the 2016 APA Joint WA-OR Fall Conference
October 26-28 in Portland, OR

Click Here for More Information

Click Here for the Submittal Form

Email your submittal to the APA-PAW Joint Planning Awards Committee at: rachel@planningpaw.org

Let’s Celebrate Successful Planning and Showcase your Projects!

2016 award winners will have their projects/plans featured in The Western Planner Magazine, the Washington Chapter of the APA Newsletter and in APA Washington’s Planning Commissioner quarterly newsletter.

If you have any questions about the awards process, please contact either of the Committee Co-Chairs, Lloyd Skinner and Steve Pilcher. Their contact information is contained in the nomination instructions.


Colville Tribes hiring GIS Analyst

BASIC FUNCTIONS: Designs, develops, writes, implements, and maintains a centralized geographic information system that accommodates use by all departments. Identifies, documents, and analyzes work processes for the purpose of automating tasks using GIS technology. Sets up and administers networked computer workstations for GIS as
well as general business applications and data communication.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Training):
The position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Geology, Civil Engineering or Information Systems and two years of progressive experience in programming, digitizing, and drafting maps using GIS

New Bulletin: Effective May 12, 2014: notifications from Human Resources will be sent by E-mail, Please make sure your email address is entered on your application.


CLOSING DATE: For guaranteed consideration applications and supporting documents MUST be received in the Human Resources Office by Friday, May 20, 2016.

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Human Resources Office
P. O. Box 150
Nespelem, WA 99155
(800) 506-9434 or (509) 634-2842


4 Culture Grants for King County Historic Properties



Deadline: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 5:00 pm PST
Link: http://www.4culture.org/apply/landmarks/index.htm

The entire community benefits when we make our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes a priority. We support projects large and small, urban and rural—if you own a historic landmark in King County, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funds to repair or restore the historic character of your building. We fund design, materials, and labor for rehabilitation for projects of all kinds.

We strongly encourage first time applicants to this grant to contact Dana to arrange for a site visit to your property.

4Culture Offices
101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle

April 6, 12 and 26
12:00—1:00 pm

April 7 and May 5
6:30 pm (First Thursdays—FREE Parking!)

Around King County

Thursday, April 14,
KCLS Newcastle Library
12:00—1:00 pm

Monday, April 18
KCLS Kent Library
12:00—1:00 pm

Dana Phelan



Deadline: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5:00 pm PSTLink: http://www.4culture.org/apply/equipment/index.htm

Museum shelving, stage lights, ceramic kilns—on their own they may not seem like much, but in the hands of King County’s incredible cultural organizations, they add up to a lot. Our Cultural Equipment Grant supports those critical needs, helping arts, heritage, and preservation organizations get the tools they need to make their amazing work even better. But it’s not just what you need that matters to our grant panelists—how you’ll put it to use is key. Our panelists look for equipment requests that improve the work of the organization and that will see consistent use.

4Culture Offices
101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle

Thursday, May 5
6:30–7:30 pm (First Thursdays—FREE Parking!)

Thursday, April 21
12:00–1:00 pm

Around King County

Monday, April 18
KCLS Kent Library
12:00–1:00 pm

Thursday, April 28
KCLS Redmond Library
12:00–1:00 pm

Wednesday, May 11
Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center
3:00–4:00 pm

Debra Twersky


Summer Internship at 4 Culture

4Culture seeks a summer intern to assess the current practice of historic preservation in King County, and to contribute to efforts to better identify and manage historic cultural properties associated with communities of color and other communities that have been underrepresented in historic surveys and designations. This internship will provide professional experience in historic preservation practice in the region, with the goal of encouraging candidates from underrepresented communities to pursue further research and careers in the field.

Deadline: May 16, 2016, 5pm
Eligibility: Full time students (upper level undergraduate and graduate), and recent graduates with a specialization in historic preservation
Budget: Internship is June 20-August 19, 2016, with a stipend of $5,000 (25 hours per week for 10 weeks)


2016 SHPO Award Winners Announced

Dr. Allyson Brooks, State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) announced the recipients for the 2016 Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation. Each year, the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) honors persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation. Awards are made in the following categories: Barn Rehabilitation, Cemetery Preservation, Career Achievement, Preservation Education, Preservation Stewardship, Special Achievement, and the coveted Valerie Sivinski Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation of historic buildings.

In 2016, eleven honorees will receive awards in seven categories.  This year’s contingent of winners hail from Douglas, Jefferson, King, Kittitas, Pierce, and Whatcom counties.  In addition, two historic preservation milestones will be celebrated at the awards ceremony. First, the SHPO invited all former Washington state preservation officers to participate in a special 25th Anniversary retrospective of outstanding achievements in Washington Historic Preservation. Second, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing into law of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, a key law championed by Washington’s congressional leaders.

A ceremony is held annually during the National Historic Preservation Month celebration in May. There will be a reception at 1:00 pm followed by the awards ceremony at 2:00 pm on May 17, 2016, at the Pritchard Building on the Capital Campus in Olympia.


Historic Preservation at 50!

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. DAHP begins the celebration with this poster illustrating a timeline of historic preservation achievements in Washington state. You can download the PDF or we have a limited number of printed posters available upon request by emailing Beverly Ubias at beverly.ubias@dahp.wa.gov. Posters will also be available at Revitalize WA in Chelan April 25-27.

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Women in Restoration Engineering – New Northwest Chapter!

The Pacific Northwest chapter of Women In Restoration and Engineering (WIRE) has been recently formed and they are looking for others in the Preservation, Restoration, and Engineering field to join them!