Client: King County, WA
Served as facilitator for the Regional Advisory Council, which was charged by the King County Council with making near-term and long-term recommendations for the Eastside Rail Corridor, which runs from Renton to Snohomish County. The council consisted of executive-level representatives of each owner and easement holder: King County, Sound Transit, Redmond, Kirkland, and Puget Sound Energy. Helped plan and facilitated council meetings (total of 10); helped the council to develop its charter and ground rules; prepared meeting summaries; conferred with members between meetings; participated in meetings of a technical staff working group; assisted with research on other multiuse corridors; helped plan and facilitate a public open house; reviewed public comments; and developed the council’s draft and final report and recommendations. (2012 – 2013)
Results: The Advisory Council unanimously adopted the recommendations, which were presented to the decision-making body of each owner. The report recommends continued collaborative planning for development of a multiuse corridor that includes trail, high-capacity transit and utility uses. View link.