King County Flood Hazard Management Plan Update
The Citizens Committee was established to serve as a "sounding board at key milestones" during the flood plan update. Members were identified by the King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors and include floodplain property owners as well as professionals in the field of floodplain management. A committee members' role was limited to advising on matters that directly concern the plan update. (See Motion FCD11-04.1.)
The Citizens Committee met to review new information on the public safety and economic importance of flood risk reduction for the county and state, including commercial, agricultural, environmental, and residential data; current flood and channel migration studies and mapping; damage and changed conditions due to flood events; risk assessment; the 10-year capital improvement plan; and issue papers on specific topics identified in Motion FCD11-03. The below report summarizes the feedback received from the Citizens committee.
The Citizens Committee meetings have concluded. The committee met seven times at the Mercer Island Community Center from December 2011 to July 2012. All meetings were open to the public.
Citizens Committee charter
2006 King County Flood Hazard Management Plan Update Citizens Committee Charter - December 2011 (372KB, PDF)
Appointed Citizens Committee Members
Following is the list of Board-appointed committee members. Please see individual meeting notes for a list of Citizen Committee participants.
|Name||Affiliation/Area of Expertise||Geographic Area Represented|
|Leonard Carlson||Floodplain property owner||Lower Snoqualmie River|
|Diane DeMeerleer||Floodplain property owner||Green River|
|Bob Freitag||University of Washington, Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research||Countywide|
|Dave Gashler||Representing affordable housing||Green River|
|Nicole Hagestad||Former City of Pacific council member||White River|
|Warren Halverson||Floodplain property owner||Upper Snoqualmie River|
|Joseph Herr||Cedar River Council representative||Cedar River|
|John King||FM Global||Countywide|
|Molly Lawrence||Representing business interests and private property owners||White River/County wide|
|James McBride||Floodplain property owner||Lower Snoqualmie River|
|Susan Pelaez||Representing vulnerable populations||Countywide|
|Martha Parker||Cedar River Council representative||Cedar River|
|Gilbert Pauley, PhD||University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences||Countywide/Lake Sammamish|
|Jeff Randall||Partnership for Rural King County||Lower Snoqualmie River|
|Jon Scholes||Representing urban flooding||Seattle|
|Stephen Stanley||Department of Ecology/University of Washington||Countywide|
|Keith Swensen||Bellevue Environmental Services Commission||Countywide|
|Joseph Wartman, PhD||University of Washington, Civil Engineering||Countywide|
|Brian Winslow||The Boeing Company||Green River/Cedar River|
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