Partners in change. Solutions that last.
We help clients…
Bring together public and private sector innovators, local communities and government agencies to do jointly what none can do alone.
Work through thorny issues, resolve disputes and engage stakeholders to find durable solutions.
Conduct strategic planning, develop grassroots outreach, facilitate group processes, launch new initiatives, and manage projects to reach their aims.
Build public will, write grant proposals, and develop communication materials to garner support.
Cedar River Group was the facilitator for the Collaborative Design Process that helped Sound Transit and the City of Bellevue reach agreement on the East Link light rail project’s Bellevue segment. Under the agreement, Sound Transit will minimize construction and operations impacts to neighborhoods, and promote Bellevue’s Bel-Red Corridor land use vision for transit-oriented development; the city will make a financial contribution to constructing a downtown tunnel. The Bellevue City Council and Sound Transit Board approved the agreement in April 2015.
The new minimum wage in the City of Seattle went into effect in April 2015. Cedar River Group was the facilitator for the Mayor’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee, with members from labor, business and nonprofits. The committee developed recommendations to phase in increases in the minimum wage, recognizing the complex conditions of employers and workers. The City Council reviewed the Mayor’s proposal, and developed and passed legislation in June 2014.