Members of the Policy Group at first meeting on May 2, 2017

The project includes three stakeholder committees. Project stakeholder committees provide input to the project team as they work through the process of narrowing a comprehensive list of Willamette River crossings concepts to a short list of alternatives to be advanced to a future National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) study.

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A graphical representation of the three committees, the public and stakeholders reporting to the project team, which reports to the Board of County Commissioners.

Stakeholder Representative Group (SRG)

Members of the Stakeholder Representative Group represent the following community organizations, businesses, and interest groups:

  • AAA Oregon
  • Buckman Community Association
  • Burnside Skatepark
  • Central City Concern
  • Central Eastside Industrial Council
  • Multnomah County Bike/Ped Advisory Committee member
  • Neighborhood Emergency Teams
  • Old Town/Chinatown Community Association
  • Oregon Trucking Association
  • Portland Business Alliance
  • Portland Spirit
  • Portland Saturday Market
  • Sharon Wood Wortman (author of Bridge Stories)
  • The Street Trust (formerly Bicycle Transportation Alliance)
  • University of Oregon School of Architecture student
  • Willamette Riverkeeper

Feedback from the committee’s broad community interest perspective is critical to ensuring the feasibility study identifies the alternatives that best serve the community. SRG meetings are open to the public and will include a public comment period.

Policy Group (PG)

The Policy Group is a committee of agency and elected leaders assembled to review feasibility study findings. Members of the PG represent the following agencies and public representatives:

  • Multnomah County
  • Metro
  • TriMet
  • Prosper Portland (formerly Portland Development Commission)
  • Oregon Department of Transportation (Region 1)
  • City of Portland
  • City of Gresham
  • City of Beaverton
  • Clackamas County
  • Washington County
  • Federal Highway Administration (Oregon)
  • U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s office
  • U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s office
  • U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer’s office
  • U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici’s office
  • Oregon State Senator Kathleen Taylor (District 21)
  • Oregon State Representative Barbara Smith Warner (District 45)

Members will review the feasibility study process and results, provide guidance based on their jurisdiction’s mission and long-term plans as well as identify linkages with other regional plans. PG meetings are open to the public and will include a public comment period.

Senior Agency Staff Group (SASG)

SASG members provide their agency perspective and their individual technical insights in advising the project team in developing a short list of alternatives for consideration in a future NEPA study.  Members represent the following agencies and elected officials:

  • Multnomah County
  • Metro
  • TriMet
  • Prosper Portland (formerly Portland Development Commission)
  • Federal Highway Administration (Oregon)
  • Oregon Department of Transportation (Region 1)
  • City of Portland
  • City of Gresham
  • City of Beaverton
  • Clackamas County
  • Washington County
  • Portland Streetcar
  • Port of Portland
  • Oregon State Senator Kathleen Taylor (District 21)
  • Oregon State Representative Barbara Smith Warner (District 45)