The awards recognize businesses, local governments, and non-profit organizations who do creative work to achieve the region’s growth, economic, and transportation strategy — otherwise known as VISION 2040 — such as transportation access and mobility improvements, efforts to enhance the natural environment, projects that bring jobs closer to where people live, efforts to focus high quality housing where the infrastructure needed to support it already exists, and improvements to the quality of life in the central Puget Sound region.
Tacoma and Pierce County projects previously awarded VISION 2040 honors include:
- Pierce County Agriculture Program (2014)
- McCarver Special Housing Program (2013)
- Pierce Transit Tomorrow (2012)
- Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy (2011)
- City of Tacoma Mobility Master Plan (2011)
- Orting Valley Farms (2010)
- City of Tacoma’s D Street Overpass (2008)
- Pierce County’s Housing Affordability Task Force – Final Report & Recommendations (2008)
- Pierce County Agriculture Strategic Plan (2007)
- Salishan HOPE VI Redevelopment Project (2006)
- Thea Foss Waterway Revitalization Project (2006)
- Port of Tacoma Road Grade Separation (2002)
- Upper Tacoma Design Guidelines (2002)
- Destination Downtown Tacoma (2001)
- Bridgeport Way Improvement Project (2000)
- Union Station Renovation (2000)
- Foothills Trail (1998)
- Tacoma Dome Area Plan (1997)
- Pierce South Community & 72nd St. Transit Center – honorable mention (1996)
Award nomination materials are available online here or by contacting Michele Leslie at (206) 587-4819 or email@example.com. Nominations will be accepted until March 27, 2015.
The Puget Sound Regional Council aims to develop policies and coordinate decisions about regional growth and transportation planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties. The organization is composed of over 80 county, city, port, transit, tribal, and state agencies serving the region. It coordinates the distribution of about $240 million in Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds each year. The Puget Sound Regional Council sets priorities and evaluates the most efficient ways to target those funds to support state and local transportation and growth management plans.