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|2015 WSDOTMF Events
|Introducing a New Dahlia Collection
honoring one of the
WSDOT Fallen Workers.
It’s called the Billy ‘Bud’ Rhynalds’
Worker Memorial Collection and
it’s made up of a collection of oranges
and one red Cornel dahlia,
which was Billy's favorite.
|"... To preserve the memory of the Washington State Department of Transportation fallen workers and to provide assistance to active and
retired employees and their families in times of need."
|As you know, the primary mission of the WSDOT Memorial Foundation is to preserve
the memory of fallen WSDOT workers and to assist families of the fallen. However,
occasionally opportunities arise to provide assistance to families of transportation
workers outside of WSDOT. One such situation was the recent (March 12th) accident
involving Kiewit employee Joe Arrants who while working on the 520 Bridge Project
tragically fell to his death. Kiewit employees approached the Memorial Foundation
requesting help in collecting donations to assist Joe's family - wife Heather and two
children - with the many financial issues the family was facing as a result of Joe's death.
Several members of the Foundation Executive Committee stepped forward to assist in
this endeavor and were able to collect and distribute to Heather nearly $60,000 in
contributions. The contributions were separate and distinct from regular WSDOTMF
donations, and all efforts on behalf of this collection were provided without cost to the
Foundation by the Executive Committee members.
This effort demonstrates the Memorial Foundation dedication to providing assistance to
transportation workers and their families when needed - and to assist those outside of
WSDOT when asked.
June 3, 2015
Curtis King, Matt
and Vince Oliveri
(Local 17) were
recognized for their
efforts to secure
passage of the
Tuition Waiver for
Survivors of Fallen
|On April 22, 2015 Governor Inslee
signed the Memorial Foundation sponsored Tuition
Waiver for Survivors of Fallen Highway Workers (HB1977)
into law at the WSDOT Worker memorial Event in Olympia.