Population increases are affecting aspects of living across the Puget Sound region, even in areas not directly impacted, but feeling the ripple effects of growth in counties and cities that are miles away.
Sno-Isle Libraries is convening five community discussions that will focus on four broad themes related to growth:
The goal of these discussions is to help communities look ahead to the potential solutions to the impacts of growth that are here now and coming in the future.
Accommodations for people with disabilities are available on request. Please contact the library in the community where the forum is being held in advance of the event
Disappearing Farmland: Population Growth and Food Supply Sustainability
Christine Cribb, Executive Director of Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Steve Powers, Development Services Director, City of Oak Harbor
Robin Amadon, Housing Development Director, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
Joanne Pelant, Housing Resource Coordinator, Island County
Meredith Penny, Long Range Planner at Island County Planning & Community Development
Scott Thompson, Managing Director of Wright's Crossing LLC
Sno-Isle Libraries' Issues That Matter forums are meant to encourage community conversations on high-profile topics. These events are free and open to the public. Funding is provided by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.