Puget Sound Regional Council seeks nominees for VISION 2040 Awards

The Puget Sound Regional Council is now accepting nominations for its annual VISION 2040 Awards program. 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.

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:

Award nomination materials are available online at psrc.org/about/awards or by contacting Michele Leslie Potter at (206) 587-4819 or mleslie@psrc.org. Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2014.

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.