Nominate projects and programs for VISION 2040 Awards

Nominations are open for the annual VISION 2040 Awards program.

Nominate projects and programs for the VISION 2040 Awards until May 18, 2017.

The awards recognize the excellent work being done to achieve the region’s growth, economic, and transportation strategy, VISION 2040.

PSRC honors businesses, local governments, and non-profit organizations who do creative work to provide transportation access and mobility, enhance our natural environment, bring jobs closer to where people live, focus high quality housing where the infrastructure needed to support it already exists, and improve the quality of life in the central Puget Sound region.

Send in the stuff you are proud of in your community!

Previous award winners include JBLM Transportation Demand Management Plan, Manchester Stormwater Park, Stillaguamish River Valley Economic Redevelopment Plan and Cross Kirkland Corridor Park.
Award nomination materials are available online here or by contacting Michele Leslie at 206-587-4819, mleslie@psrc.org.
Nominations will be accepted until May 18, 2017 and the awards presented to winners on location throughout the summer.

 

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Heritage Park triples in size thanks to Kitsap Forest and Bay

Port Gamble is now home to Kitsap County’s largest park.

Congratulations to Port Gamble on its vastly enlarged Heritage Park!

Congratulations to Port Gamble on its vastly enlarged Heritage Park!

The Port Gamble Heritage park will grow to nearly 2,000 acres under a recent land acquisition facilitated by Forterra as part of the Kitsap Forest and Bay project.

The new 1,300 acre section of the park will vastly expand the existing network of trails through timber land formerly owned by Pope Resources.

A 2015 VISION 2040 Award winner, the  Kitsap Forest and Bay project is a coalition working together to preserve up to 6,700 acres of forest, wetlands and shoreline surrounding Port Gamble Bay in north Kitsap County.

The effort began with the existing 535-acre portion of the Port Gamble Heritage Park and has included an expansion of North Kitsap Heritage Park by nearly 340 acres, 234 acres in Poulsbo and Bangor and 1,000 acres in south Kitsap. Only $3.5 million is needed to purchase the final 1,600 acres of the full plan.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cross Kirkland Corridor Park Wins VISION 2040 Award

Kirkland, Google and SRM have won a 2016 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the Cross Kirkland Corridor Park. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

The VISION 2040 Award was presented at the Kirkland City Council meeting on November 1.

The VISION 2040 Award was presented at the Kirkland City Council meeting on November 1.

“This project is a unique example of good partnerships creating great public amenities,” said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC. “The city purchased part of the old BNSF corridor and turned it into a park with important car-free commute connections.”

VISION 2040 is the region’s growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region – promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.

 

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SR 520 Bridge Replacement Program Wins VISION 2040 Award

The Washington State Department of Transportation and its many partners in the SR 520 Bridge Replacement have won a 2016 VISION 2040 Award for the new floating bridge. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

Josh Brown, PSRC, Elizabeth Kiker, Cascade Bicycle Club, Amy Scranton, WSDOT, Julie Meredith, WSDOT, and Mayor John Marchione, Redmond at the awards presentation at PSRC today.

Josh Brown, PSRC, Elizabeth Kiker, Cascade Bicycle Club, Amy Scranton, WSDOT, Julie Meredith, WSDOT, and Mayor John Marchione, Redmond at the awards presentation at PSRC today.

“Getting to the new bridge was a two decade, truly regional endeavor,” said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC. “We wanted to recognize the endurance leadership required to make this happen.”

The new bridge provides a safer, more reliable, more environmentally sustainable link between the two economic hubs on either side of Lake Washington.

Partners in the work include: Federal Highway Administration, City of Medina, City of Seattle, King County, King County Metro, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Sound Transit, University of Washington, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Cascade Bicycle Club.

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JBLM transportation program wins VISION 2040 Award

Congratulations to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Pierce County!  They have won a 2016 VISION 2040 Award for the JBLM Transportation Demand Management Program.

Councilmember Richardson, Miriam Easley (JBLM Staff), Colonel Daniel Morgan, Joint Base Commander, Ann Freeman-Manzanares, IT General Manager, Lee Peterson, IT Staff, Josh Brown, Executive Director, PSRC, Sue Dreier, CEO, Pierce Transit, Pat McCarthy, Pierce County Executive, Rick Talbert , Pierce Transit Commissioner and Councilmember, Debbie Germer and Michael Lockwood, Pierce County JBLM TDM Project Coordinators, and Sharon Stockwell, Pierce Transit Employee Services Coordinator at the award presentation.

Councilmember Richardson, Miriam Easley (JBLM Staff), Colonel Daniel Morgan, Joint Base Commander, Ann Freeman-Manzanares, IT General Manager, Lee Peterson, IT Staff, Josh Brown, Executive Director, PSRC, Sue Dreier, CEO, Pierce Transit, Pat McCarthy, Pierce County Executive, Rick Talbert , Pierce Transit Commissioner and Councilmember, Debbie Germer and Michael Lockwood, Pierce County JBLM TDM Project Coordinators, and Sharon Stockwell, Pierce Transit Employee Services Coordinator at the award presentation.

“We want to applaud the JBLM and Pierce County for this exceptional project to address congestion in and around the base,” said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC. “They’ve increased ridership, routing and scheduling of transit service, developed a GPS-integrated bike fleet, and created a successful outreach program to build awareness of the new options.”

Partners in the work also include Pierce Transit and InterCity Transit.

The VISION 2040 awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

 

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Manchester Stormwater Park Wins VISION 2040 Award

Congratulations to Kitsap County!

Andrew Nelson, Director of Public Works, Tim Beachy, Project Manager, Edward Wolfe, County Commissioner District 3, Charlotte Garrido, County Commissioner District 2, Josh Brown, Executive Director PSRC, and Robert Gelder, County Commissioner District 1 at the award presentation.

Andrew Nelson, Director of Public Works, Tim Beachy, Project Manager,
Edward Wolfe, County Commissioner District 3,
Charlotte Garrido, County Commissioner District 2, Josh Brown, Executive Director PSRC,
and Robert Gelder, County Commissioner District 1 at the award presentation.

The county has won a 2016 VISION 2040 Award for its Manchester Stormwater Park.

The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

“Treating stormwater is vital to the region’s water quality,” said Josh Brown, PSRC’s Executive Director. “We appreciate the vision to expand the treatment area, maximize water quality and correct flooding issues while also creating a beautiful public open space. You’ve turned a necessity into an amenity.”

Partners in the work include: Parametrix, NL Olson and Associates, and Northwest Cascade.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oso Recovery Plan wins VISION 2040 Award

Congratulations to the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County! The North Stillaguamish River Valley 2015 Economic Redevelopment Plan has won a 2016 VISION 2040 Award.

Patrick Pierce, President and CEO, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Bob Drewel, WSU,  Mayor John Nehring, City of Marysville, Council President Terry Ryan, Snohomish County, Josh Brown, PSRC, Mayor Barb Tolbert, City of Arlington, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, and Glenn Coil, Public Policy Mgr, EASC, at the award presentation.

Patrick Pierce, President and CEO, Economic Alliance Snohomish County,
Bob Drewel, WSU,
Mayor John Nehring, City of Marysville,
Council President Terry Ryan, Snohomish County, Josh Brown, PSRC, Mayor Barb Tolbert, City of Arlington, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, and Glenn Coil, Public Policy Mgr, EASC, at the award presentation.

“The Economic Recovery Plan for the communities affected by the Oso landslide is an excellent example of how our region can come together to respond effectively to all stages of disaster relief,” said Josh Brown, PSRC’s Executive Director. “This plan is helping people rebuild their lives after a natural disaster that took its toll on the local economy as well.”

The plan includes action steps and lead organizations to achieve six goals: infrastructure, industry and employment, community and workforce development, resilience and sustainability, placemaking, and rural innovation.

Partners in the work include: City of Arlington, Town of Darrington, Snohomish County, Washington State University, Community Attributes, and Workforce Snohomish.

The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

 

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