Shoreline awarded 2016 Governor’s “Smart Communities” Award

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Shoreline City Council received Governor's award
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

From the City of Shoreline

On August 1, Ike Nwankwo from the Washington State Department of Commerce presented the Shoreline City Council with the Governor’s “Smart Communities” Award. Shoreline was one of seven cities and one county recognized for excellence in growth planning.

Now in its 11th year, the Smart Communities Awards program recognizes achievements by local leaders who promote smart growth planning and projects that contribute to thriving communities, a prosperous economy and sustainable infrastructure in Washington State.

“These community projects demonstrate how creative, collaborative planning helps shape a strong future for local economies and contribute to the long-term vitality of our state economy,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “I extend my congratulations to these award winners that are a model for other communities all over Washington State.”

Shoreline received a Smart Vision Award for the 185th Street Light Rail Station Subarea Plan. The announcement read: “City of Shoreline created an exceedingly through and well thought out process for the 185th Street Light Rail Station subarea planning. Excellent example of subarea planning.”

“The 2016 Governor’s Smart Communities Award winners reflect the wide variety of efforts and partnerships that make up successful growth management planning in Washington,” said Commerce Director Brian Bonlender. “Acting on a clear vision for the future strengthens communities. This critical work helps to safeguard the environment, attract employers and support opportunities for all who choose to live, work and play here.”

Washington’s comprehensive Growth Management Act has been in place for 26 years. Using it as a framework, local communities plan and implement their vision for the future. More information on the Governor’s Smart Communities Awards or the Growth Management Act here



Anonymous,  August 4, 2016 at 1:21 AM  

So we violate the Growth Management Act in a dozen+ ways and then accept awards for it, while trying to convince the public that what happened in the 185th area is somehow a shining example of abiding by the GMA? Are we now up to four self-aggrandizing faux-wards? These faux-wards are just about as meaningful as phony paid reviews on Yelp!

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