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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.)

Committee report

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.

King County Flood Hazard Management Plan Update Citizens Committee Report (PDF, 109KB)

Meeting schedule

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.

Date/Time 

Meeting Materials 
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Tuesday,
December 13, 2011
5 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday,
January 10, 2012
5 - 8:00 PM 
Wednesday,
February 15, 2012
5 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 
March 13, 2012
5 - 8:00 PM
MEETING CANCELED
Tuesday,
April 10, 2012
5 - 8:00 PM
 
MEETING CANCELED
Tuesday,
May 8, 2012
5 - 8:00 PM 
 
Tuesday,
June 12, 2012
5 - 8:00 PM
MEETING CANCELED
Thursday,
June 28, 2012
5 - 8:00 PM
 
Wednesday,
July 10, 2012
5 - 8:00 PM
Wednesday,
July 25, 2012
5 - 8:00 PM

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

 

For questions about the King County Flood Hazard Management Plan Update, please email wlr-rivers@kingcounty.gov.