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For 2016, the Big Ideas Initiative is working with Vice President Josh Peters and the Legislative Committee to develop a legislative agenda, develop partnerships with other organizations, and foster change in state laws, regulations, and funding practices. To participate in that process, please contact: Josh Peters.

To learn more about the Big Ideas for Washington’s Future, to comment on our products, or to participate in our future efforts, please contact: Jill Sterrett

I’d like to offer many, many thanks to the leaders of the Big Ideas efforts and the hundreds of APA members and allied professionals who were involved over this 4-year effort.  For the record – and for future contacts on these important issues - the list below identifies the leaders of these various efforts and their contact information.

Working Group

Leaders

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Address Climate Change

Lyn Keenan
Nicole Faghin
Jill Sterrett

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Enhance Regional Decision-making & Local Government Capacity

Yonn Dierwechter

[email protected]

Restore and Protect Eco-Systems

Laura Hudson

[email protected]

Planning for Healthy Communities

Julie Bassuk

[email protected]

Support Economic Development

Mark Goodman

[email protected]

Foster Social Equity

Rachel Miller

[email protected]

Support Sustainable Agriculture and Health Food Systems

Kara Martin

[email protected]

Build Social Capital

John Owen

[email protected]

Rebuild Infrastructure

Rhys Roth

[email protected]

Videos

Leaders

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Adaptive Planning for Climate Resilience

Nicole Faghin
Jill Sterrett
Laura Hudson

[email protected]
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Regional Collaboration

Yonn Dierwechter

[email protected]

Building Social Capital

John Owen

[email protected]

Inclusive Growth

Rachel Miller

[email protected]

Investing in Community Workforce

Stacia Jenkins

[email protected]

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Tye Ferrell

[email protected]

Planning for Healthy Communities

Julie Bassuk

[email protected]

Climate Change Discussion Briefs 

Leaders

Email

Planning for Climate Change Adaptation

Amy Tarce
Dana Spindler

[email protected]
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Vulnerability Assessments

Joyce Phillips

[email protected]

Addressing Climate Change through Disaster Planning

Tom Donnelly

[email protected]

Energy

Andy Swayne
Andy Marcos
Nicole Sanders

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Creating Compact Communities

Lyn Keenan

[email protected]

Mobility

Karena Houser
Lyn Keenan

[email protected]
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Ecosystem Health and Ecosystem Services

Laura Hudson

[email protected]

Encouraging Green Building Practices

Jake Tracy

[email protected]

Social Equity and Climate Change

Jill Sterrett

[email protected]

Public Health

Chuck Wallace

[email protected].

Food Production and Agriculture

Megan Horst

[email protected]

Extreme Weather Events

Joyce Philips

[email protected]

Disaster Preparedness

Chuck Wallace

[email protected].

Emergency Management

Chuck Wallace

[email protected].

Fire Hazards

Jakki Maclean

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Flooding

Nicole Faghin
Bob Frietag

[email protected]

Sea Level Rise

Joyce Philips

[email protected]

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