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WSDOT seeks input on updated Community Engagement Plan

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 14:51

Bill Bennion, communications and engagement planner, 360-705-7968

Plan guides agency’s public outreach efforts;
comments due Nov. 30

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking comments on its updated plan to guide agency engagement with partners, stakeholders, tribes, communities and the public.

The WSDOT Community Engagement Plan guides agency outreach from the earliest stages of project planning through service delivery, maintenance and operations. The plan is designed to help increase consent on decisions, improve understanding and improve public access to information and decision making. Comments on the plan can be submitted by email to wsdotcep@wsdot.wa.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 47370, Olympia, WA 98504, and will be accepted until Nov. 30. Comments will be incorporated into the final version of the plan, due out in December.

“At WSDOT, inclusive engagement means reaching out to all community members, so that they can choose to have a voice in the process and know their ideas were heard and considered.” said Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar.

WSDOT’s strategic plan, Results WSDOT, directs the agency to strengthen partnerships to increase credibility, drive priorities and inform decision making. This Community Engagement Plan is consistent with Results WSDOT, state expectations and federal requirements.

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