Oso Recovery Plan wins VISION 2040 Award

Congratulations to the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County! The North Stillaguamish River Valley 2015 Economic Redevelopment Plan has won a 2016 VISION 2040 Award.

[caption id="attachment_9760" align="alignleft" width="300"]Patrick Pierce, President and CEO, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Bob Drewel, WSU,  Mayor John Nehring, City of Marysville, Council President Terry Ryan, Snohomish County, Josh Brown, PSRC, Mayor Barb Tolbert, City of Arlington, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, and Glenn Coil, Public Policy Mgr, EASC, at the award presentation. Patrick Pierce, President and CEO, Economic Alliance Snohomish County,
Bob Drewel, WSU,
Mayor John Nehring, City of Marysville,
Council President Terry Ryan, Snohomish County, Josh Brown, PSRC, Mayor Barb Tolbert, City of Arlington, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, and Glenn Coil, Public Policy Mgr, EASC, at the award presentation.[/caption]

"The Economic Recovery Plan for the communities affected by the Oso landslide is an excellent example of how our region can come together to respond effectively to all stages of disaster relief," said Josh Brown, PSRC's Executive Director. “This plan is helping people rebuild their lives after a natural disaster that took its toll on the local economy as well.”

The plan includes action steps and lead organizations to achieve six goals: infrastructure, industry and employment, community and workforce development, resilience and sustainability, placemaking, and rural innovation.

Partners in the work include: City of Arlington, Town of Darrington, Snohomish County, Washington State University, Community Attributes, and Workforce Snohomish.

The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.