SLR Community Involvement

Sea Level Rise community meeting at the Olympia Center

Survey Results 

Consequence and Selection Criteria Survey

As a companion to the January 18 Open House and Community Workshop, and to allow for additional community input, an electronic survey was available from December 2, 2017 to February 16, 2018. The survey asked participants to rank the importance of a set of flooding consequences and a set of adaptation strategy evaluation criteria. The survey received 378 responses.

The City, LOTT and Port Project Team will consider the input received from the survey as adaptation strategies are developed.

Public Meeting Materials

January 31 Joint Elected Officials Workshop

As a companion to the community workshop, a joint meeting of the City of Olympia Council, LOTT Clean Water Alliance Board of Directors and the Port of Olympia Commission was held on January 31, 2018. This was an opportunity for discussion among elected officials and leaderships staff.

January 18 Open House and Community Workshop

Approximately 130 community members attended the January 18, 2018 Open House and Community Workshop. Officials from the City and the consulting firm AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (AECOM) presented information about the sea level rise planning process and recently completed vulnerability and risk assessment work. Attendees provided input during a public comment and question period and through participation in four workshop activities.

June 27 Community Meeting

The City, LOTT and the Port hosted a Community Meeting on June 27, 2017 to present the Sea Level Rise Response planning process. Staff answered questions about the current understanding of sea level rise and past work efforts and gave a presentation focused on the current planning process, including project approach, schedule, community engagement opportunities and expected outcomes.


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