At their June 7 meeting public agency leaders formalized a new structure for the ERC Regional Advisory Council (RAC). Until this point, the RAC was a forum where the few ERC public agency owners and easement holders , came together to realize the multi-use vision for the corridor.
Momentum towards building the corridor is growing, and the RAC’s new structure responds to interests from a variety of entities, and recognizes that an inclusive table adds value.
The EGA, the cities of Bellevue, Woodinville and Renton, and Snohomish County, are new official members of the RAC, alongside the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, Sound Transit, Puget Sound Energy, and King County.
The EGA has earned a seat by being recognized as an active voice for the non-profit and private sector community interested in the mobility and recreation options that can be provided by the ERC.
The June 7 meeting formalized the EGA's participation alongside other RAC members and regional stakeholders that dates to January 2016, when King County and the RAC hosted a day-long ERC summit. Attended by over 200 interested community members, the event included announcing formation of the EGA.
Blake Trask, Cascade Bicycle Club Senior Policy Director, will represent the Eastside Greenway Alliance at RAC meetings.
The RAC meets quarterly, with the next meeting scheduled for September, 2017. Meetings are open to the public.