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Advisory Groups

Community engagement is at the foundation of decision making

Comprehensive and equitable community engagement is at the foundation of decision making for the Interstate Bridge Replacement program. Our engagement will pursue a solution that prioritizes safety, reflects community values, addresses community concern, and fosters broad regional support. Ongoing, extensive and inclusive public dialogue will be critical to developing a bridge solution that best serves the complex needs of communities in Washington and Oregon. To support these goals the program has formed three advisory groups to provide feedback and recommendations: Executive Steering Group, Equity Advisory Group, and Community Advisory Group.

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Three advisory groups

The following graphic provides a high-level overview of how the program will develop decisions based on the guidance and recommendations received from the various oversight and advisory bodies. This graphic does not show all engagement points between groups, nor does it display other working groups that may be formed to provide feedback or expertise on specific issues or interests.