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Equity Advisory Group (EAG)

The Equity Advisory Group (EAG) will help ensure that the Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) program remains centered on equity. The group will make recommendations to IBR program leadership regarding processes, policies and decisions that have the potential to affect historically underrepresented and underserved communities.

Meetings & Materials

The EAG is expected to initially meet monthly for two to three hours. The first EAG meeting is to be held in January 2021.

To follow the states’ social distancing guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19, all EAG meetings will be hosted virtually, using Zoom, until further notice. Meetings will also be lives treamed on YouTube and offer a call-in option for participants without internet access.

Meeting materials will be posted in advance of each meeting at the links below.

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Past Meetings

Monday, February 15, 2021 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Joint EAG/CAG Orientation)

Monday, January 25, 2021 – 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

To request an accommodation, such as materials in alternate formats, please email info@interstatebridge.org or call 360-859-0494 (Washington), 503-897-9218 (Oregon), 888-503-6735 (toll-free) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Charter & Key Documents

The Equity Advisory Group is beginning to develop their charter and anticipates adopting their charter in February / March 2021

Members

  • Shona Carter - Community Foundation of SW Washington
  • Lily Copenagle - NAACP Portland
  • Pat Daniels - Constructing Hope
  • Jonathan Eder - Port of Vancouver
  • Bobby Forch - Washington State Department of Transportation
  • John Gardner - TriMet
  • Mark Harrington - SW Washington Regional Transportation Council
  • Lee Helfend - Community member
  • Matthew Hines - Community member
  • Megan Marie Johnson - Community member
  • Sydney Johnson -Fourth Plain Forward
  • Karyn Kameroff - Community member
  • Rebecca Kennedy (temporary) - City of Vancouver
  • Fernando Martinez - Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Ana Munoz (temporary) - Latino Network
  • Steve Nakana - Port of Portland
  • Sebrina Owens-Wilson - Metro
  • Nikotris Perkins - Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Caitlin Francis Reff - Portland Bureau of Transportation
  • Matt Serres - Disability Rights Oregon
  • Monica Tellez-Fowler - C-Tran
  • Hai That Ho Ton - Community member
  • Elona Wilson - Coalition of Communities of Color

Membership is still in development, this list will be updated as additional members are confirmed.

Provide Input

Public input is welcomed for each Equity Advisory Group meeting and can be shared via email, phone or online during the meeting:

Written or verbal comments received at least 48 hours prior to a meeting will be provided to committee members in advance of meeting. All written and verbal comments received prior to or at the meeting will be included in the meeting summary.

COVID-19

Once health guidelines no longer require virtual meetings, in-person meetings will be held in the Portland-Vancouver metro area and will rotate between states. All meetings will be open to the public and will include an opportunity for public input.

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