Leadership Council to vote on science priorities Sept. 11-12 in Seattle

Leadership Council to vote on science priorities Sept. 11-12 in Seattle

The Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council meets on September 11th and 12th to vote on current science priorities for Puget Sound recovery. Items under consideration include the 2014-2016 Biennial Science Work Plan, prepared by the Puget Sound Institute’s Nick Georgiadis in cooperation with the Puget Sound Partnership and the Puget Sound Science Panel. The plan identifies potential focus areas for scientific research that may guide regional recovery efforts. The council will also vote on new funding measures and the addition of several “Near Term Actions” outlining goals and priorities for the Puget Sound Partnership.

The meeting will be held at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Read the full agenda at: www.psp.wa.gov/LC_meetings.php.

The press release from the Puget Sound Partnership is included below.


Puget Sound Partnership

Sept. 5, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Alicia Lawver, Public Information Officer

(360) 464-2011, alicia.lawver@psp.wa.gov 

 Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council to meet Sept. 11-12 in Seattle

Councilmembers will vote on Biennial Science Work Plan, PSAR spending plan, Near Term Action priorities and Strategic Initiative funding strategies

The Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. The meeting is located in Conference Room C at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 1301 Fifth Ave., Seattle.

Sept. 11 agenda highlights:

·       Consideration of the 2014-16 Biennial Science Work Plan (Resolution 2014-03)

·       Consideration of 2015-17 Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration program process and spending plan (Resolution 2014-04)

Sept. 12 agenda highlights:

·       Consideration of Near Term Actions for inclusion into the three Strategic Initiatives and the 2014 Action Agenda (Resolution 2014-05)

·       An overview on Governor Inslee’s Water Quality Standards

·       Consideration of a strategy to fund the three Strategic Initiatives outlined in the Action Agenda (Resolution 2014-06)

 The Leadership Council is the governing body of the Puget Sound Partnership. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to provide comment and learn about the regional effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. The full agenda, meeting materials and directions are available at www.psp.wa.gov/LC_meetings.php.

About the Partnership
The Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency that leads and coordinates the efforts of governments, tribes, scientists, businesses, nonprofits and citizens to set priorities, implement a Puget Sound recovery plan and ensure accountability for results. For more information, go to www.psp.wa.gov.