My name is Molly Stenovec and I represent a project being conducted by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center (Center), a joint program of Washington State University and the University of Washington. The Washington State Legislature has asked the Center to conduct a two-year project to create a “Road Map to Washington’s Future.” The purpose of the Road Map to Washington’s Future project is to articulate a vision of Washington’s desired future and identify additions, revisions, or clarifications to the state’s growth management framework of laws, institutions, and policies needed to reach that future.
In order to understand how the framework aligns with, creates barriers to, and/or supports the desired future of the communities it is meant to serve, we will be conducting workshops beginning in January 2018 through December 2018 across the state with individuals and representatives of entities with a role, interest, or knowledge of the planning framework. We will also be conducting individual and group interviews, as well as workshops with government elected officials to better understand the issues, challenges, strengths, and potential solutions or improvements to the planning framework.
The Center will be hosting a workshop for Kitsap County on March 27, 2018 from 12:30pm – 4:30pm at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th Ave., Bremerton, WA.
The information gathered from workshops will be used to inform the Center’s recommendations about what may need to change to improve the state’s planning framework to best serve the desired future. Because there is a relationship between the state’s planning framework and local impacts/needs, it is important that recommendations be grounded in and reflect local realities, experiences, interests, and aspirations. Key findings and recommendations will be summarized in a final report to the Legislature.
Please click on the following links for additional information about the workshop and project:
- Workshop Agenda and Questions
- Overview of the Road Map to Washington’s Future project, including objectives and timeline
- Overview of the Ruckelshaus Center