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Executive Steering Group (ESG)

The Oregon and Washington Departments of Transportation convened the 12-member steering group to provide regional leadership recommendations on key program issues of importance to the community. Members of the ESG include representatives from the 10 bi-state partner agencies with a direct delivery or operational role in the integrated, multimodal transportation system around the Interstate Bridge, as well as a community representative from each state. The two community representatives serve as the co-chairs of the Community Advisory Group.

Meetings & Materials

To follow the states’ social distancing guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19, all ESG meetings will be hosted virtually, using Zoom, until further notice. Meetings will also be livestreamed 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

Past Meetings

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

This Charter outlines the charge and operating protocols for the Interstate Bridge Replacement (IBR) Program Executive Steering Group (ESG) and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the ESG throughout the IBR process.

Read the Charter

Members

Members of the ESG include the following representatives:

  • Oregon Department of Transportation: Kris Strickler, Director
  • Washington State Department of Transportation: Roger Millar, Secretary
  • TriMet: Steve Witter (Interim), Engineering and Construction Director
  • C-TRAN: Shawn Donaghy, CEO
  • Oregon Metro: Lynn Peterson, Council President
  • Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council: Scott Hughes, Board Chair
  • City of Portland: Jo Ann Hardesty, Commissioner
  • City of Vancouver: Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Mayor
  • Port of Portland: Kristen Leonard, Chief Public Affairs Officer
  • Port of Vancouver: Julianna Marler, CEO
  • Community Advisory Group Co-chair (WA): Lynn Valenter
  • Community Advisory Group Co-chair (OR): Ed Washington

Provide Input

Public input is welcomed for each Executive Steering 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. Comments received prior to and during the meeting will be posted to the meeting page. 

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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