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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides overall program direction. The committee includes one representative from each of the active members of the North/West Passage program. Active membership is defined as a public, educational, or private entity contributing $25,000 or more per year to the program.

The Steering Committee is responsible for organizing itself, establishing operating rules and for conducting business with a quorum of members. Following is a current list of the Steering Committee members.


  • Brandon Beise, North Dakota DOT
  • Justin Belk, Washington DOT
  • Tony Ernest, Idaho DOT
  • Vince Garcia, Wyoming DOT
  • David Huft, South Dakota DOT
  • Cory Johnson, Minnesota DOT
  • Mike Warren, Montana DOT
Site Updated: June 9, 2021
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