The Swinomish Department of Public works is organized into two separate divisions: (1) Facilities Maintenance, and (2) Streets, Utilities and Special Projects. The goal of the Department is to grow in skill and knowledge and to increase tribal employment in order for the Tribe to accomplish projects previously performed by outside contractors.
The Facilities Maintenance Division provides day-to-day maintenance of Tribal governmental buildings, lawns, gardens, grounds, cemetery, docks, drainage and other common areas and facilities. Facilities staff also provides valuable assistance for all special community functions such as clean-up day as well as set-up and clean-up for employee and community functions. Under the direction of the Assistant Public Works Director, the facilities division is working to evaluate energy consumption in each of the Tribal facilities. This ongoing project will result in individual building action plans that will reduce energy consumption and reduce Tribal reliance on outside resources.
The Streets, Utilities and Special Projects Division work on a variety of special projects. The division provides assistance in the building, street, and storm sewer construction projects. This Division also performs the following general activities: (1) street sweeping on village streets; (2) storm drain and ditch cleaning; (3) community wide clean-up projects; (4) cuts, splits and hauls firewood to Tribal members and elders; (5) cleans and maintains the waste oil shed at the Fisherman's Dock; and, (6) provides construction monitors for SITC improvement projects.
- Buildings and Facilities Maintenance
- Streets, Utilities and Special Project Operations
- Construction Project Management