Pierce County earns VISION 2040 Award for agriculture program

The Puget Sound Regional Council has honored Pierce County and its agriculture program – which aims to strengthen support for farming and farmers to ensure agriculture remains a healthy component of the Pierce County community – with a 2014 VISION 2040 Award.

Other projects and programs earning awards this year include Seattle’s 12th Avenue Arts; Bremerton’s Fourth Street Improvements; Mountlake Terrace’s Arbor Village; Redmond’s Central Connector; and Everett’s Residential Infill Measures Report.

The City of Tacoma received a VISION 2040 Award in 2011 for its Mobility Master Plan.

Other Tacoma and Pierce County projects awarded VISION 2040 honors include:

VISION 2040 is the region’s growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the five-million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region-promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.

The Puget Sound Regional Council develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, economic development and transportation planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 county, city, port, transit, tribal, and state agencies serving the region. It coordinates the distribution of at least $180 million in Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds each year.

More information is available online at psrc.org.

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of Pierce County’s agriculture program, click on the following links: