WSC Luncheon 2014.07 - West Seattle included in the Plan? Sound Transit Speaks
Name: WSC Luncheon 2014.07 - West Seattle included in the Plan? Sound Transit Speaks
Date: July 17, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Registration: ON-LINE REGISTRATION for this event is closed. Contact 206.932.5685 for availability inquiry.
We would like to invite everyone, members and non-members, to join us for lunch July 17th to hear directly from Rachel Smith of Sound Transit. It is a priority at the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce to give you opportunities to learn about issues that effect West Seattle. Transportation is a top concern. We need an update of where Sound Transit is today and future plans. It is also very important for all of us to understand the process so our opinions and input can be heard at Sound Transit.
Take this opportunity to learn more about the Long-Range Plan Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Are you aware that you can comment on this document by submitting comments in writing by email or mail and/or attending one of several public hearing/open houses. We have until July 28th to complete a Sound Transit questionnaire. Learn direct from Sound Transit representative how to be heard.
Rachel Smith brings over a decade of experience in government affairs and advocacy to the transportation and environmental communities of the Puget Sound region. She currently serves as Sound Transit's Government and Community Relations Officer, focused on issues in the City of Seattle and on regional policy matters and working closely with local and regional elected officials and stakeholders.
Prior to this position, she was Government and Community Relations Officer for the agency in South King County and Pierce County. Before joining Sound Transit, Rachel worked in Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels' office as the coordinator for the City of Seattle's Climate Action Now program and as a liaison to the environmental community. She has also served as Field Director and later Development Director for Transportation Choices Coalition, after holding positions at the Northwest Environmental Education Council (now EOS Alliance) and WashPIRG. In addition to her work at Sound Transit, Rachel is the Vice Chair of Transportation Choices Coalition Board and Chair of the King County Conservation Voters Board. She is also the former Board Chair of the Washington State Ridesharing Organization, former Boardmember of Downtown: on the Go! in Tacoma, and has worked on over 10 transportation campaigns including the successful 2008 Sound Transit expansion, Mass Transit Now. Hailing originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rachel holds a degree in Wildlife from Humboldt State University.