Leavenworth City Hall
700 US Highway 2
Please note: All listed times are estimates only and the Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as needed.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Item 1: 9:00
Chairman Welcome and Introductions
Item 2: 9:05
- Approval of May 16 & 17, 2017 meeting summary – ACTION
Item 3: 9:10
An overview of the fiscal and policy framework of the statewide transportation system.
- Transportation 101 (pdf 1 mb)
Presenter: Paul Parker, Deputy Director, WSTC
Item 4: 9:25
Chelan-Douglas Regional Transportation Issues: The Big Picture
The only part of the state that lacks an Interstate Highway, Transportation needs in the Chelan-Douglas region vary between the urban and rural areas. Transportation needs are driven by congestion and public safety challenges that result from limited transportation network connectivity between and within communities.
- Chelan – Douglas Transportation Council (pdf 2 mb)
Presenter: Jeff Wilkens, Executive Director, Chelan-Douglas RTPO
Item 5: 9:50
City Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes
Information and perspectives on transportation from cities in the Wenatchee Valley.
- City of Wenatchee (pdf 2 mb)
Presenters: Cheri Kelly Farivar, Mayor, City of Leavenworth
Jeff Gomes, Mayor, City of Cashmere
Frank Kuntz, Mayor, City of Wenatchee
Item 6: 11:00
Public Transportation Issues, Challenges and Successes
Information on Transit, special needs transportation, and passenger train service in Chelan County and Douglas County.
Presenter: Richard De Rock, General Manager, Link Transit
Item 7: 11:30
County Issues, Challenges and Successes
Information and perspectives on transportation from Chelan County and Okanogan County.
- Okanogan County (pdf 2 mb)
Presenters: Eric Pierson, Director, Chelan County Public Works
Chris Branch, Okanogan County Commissioner
Josh Thomson, County Engineer, Okanogan County
Jay Weber, Executive Director, County Road Administration Board
Lunch Break: 12:00 pm
Item 8: 1:00
Two months old, “Revisiting Washington” is an interactive guide to Washington’s truly amazing places. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation updated this classic guidebook first published in 1941 to help promote historic preservation and heritage tourism.
Presenter: Chris Moore, Executive Director, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Item 9: 1:30
Tourism and Transportation
Situated among mountains an large bodies of water,tourism and recreation are growth industries in North Central Washington.
- Cascade Loop Scenic Highway (pdf 3 mb)
Presenters: Shiloh Schauer, Executive Director, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Nancy Smith, Executive Director, Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
Mike Steele, Executive Director, Chelan Chamber of Commerce
Annette Pitts, Executive Director, Cascade Loop Association
Item 10: 2:45
Agriculture, Economic Development & Transportation
Transportation is essential for the traditional economic pillars of agriculture and tourism in North Central Washington. New efforts at economic vitality may be equally reliant on access and mobility.
Presenters: Jon DeVaney, President, Washington Tree Fruit Association
Lisa Parks, Executive Director, Port of Douglas County
Allison Williams, Executive Services Director, City of Wenatchee
Patrick Jones, Executive Director, Port of Chelan County
Item 11: 4:00
WSDOT Regional Projects and Perspectives
State transportation facilities and programs, from highways to rail, are essential to mobility, liveability, and emergency response.
- Regional Perspectives (pdf 3 mb)
Presenters: Dan Sarles, North Central Region Administrator, WSDOT
Item 12: 4:30
Item 13: 4:45
Meeting Reflection and Next Steps
(The Commission reserves the right to take action on any item during the Commission Meeting and may make adjustments to the order of the agenda items as well as the time of adjournment.)
All Transportation Commission and Committee meetings are open to the public.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
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Title VI Notice to Public
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