Your participation is essential to co-designing an actionable and impactful STMP that reflects the priorities and concerns of the community and identifies concrete actions that help achieve that vision.
Key outcomes from public input will be documented and shared out publicly.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Join us as we create a clear path forward to address concerns such as:
Preserve natural resources and the rural lifestyle
It is important to us that the San Juans remain a place where nature and open spaces are plentiful and thriving. As Islanders, we know that responsible recreation, effectively managing development, operating responsibly, and access to nature are key aspects of maintaining the natural character of the San Juans for all to enjoy.
Maintain and re-imagine infrastructure
We want to explore expanded options for alternative transportation such as bike lanes, networks of mixed-use trails, public transit, and other methods of getting around the islands to provide more recreation opportunities while alleviating summer challenges.
Support a year-round community and economy
The local community in the San Juan Islands plays a critical role in island tourism. We want thoughts and ideas on how we can plan for tourism which best supports our community and local businesses year-round.
Community Meeting Series
Our community meeting series has ended! Thank you to all who participated. All meetings were virtual, held via Zoom from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Meeting #3 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
May 17: San Juan | May 18: Orcas | May 19: Lopez
Thank you to all who have participated in our community meeting series! We are very grateful for all the feedback we've received.
At Meeting #3, we reviewed strategies and shared a list of all-island, and island-specific actions identified at Meeting #2. We conducted a prioritization activity for each strategies' actions to gauge what actions were rising to the top. We ended with a full group discussion for new action ideas and to review the groupings from the prioritization activity.
Meeting #2 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
May 10: San Juan | May 11: Orcas | May 12: Lopez
Thank you for all your feedback and ideas shared in Meeting #2 of this series. We appreciate you all spending your weekday evenings with us!
During Meeting #2, we presented updated vision and goal elements based on community input from Meeting 1. We presented strategy examples and options, as well as case studies from other places that we can draw inspiration from based on their solutions. We held small group discussions where participants reacted to example strategies and brainstormed new strategies and actions for the STMP.
Meeting #1 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
April 28: All Islands
Thank you to all who participated in our first meeting! We discussed what is an STMP, what is the intention and vision of this planning process, previous work, plan timeline, and discussed in groups goal elements for the STMP. Please see below for Meeting #1 materials.