The myTRI 2030 Regional Vision Project reached a milestone on Monday, February 24th, as over 90 community leaders gathered for the myTRI Council Kick-Off.
The Kick-Off convened newly formed myTRI Councils – one for each of the six Opportunity Areas: Agriculture, Education, Energy, Inclusion, Life and Prosperity. Most Council members were selected through a community questionnaire in which Tri-Citians identified “experts and leaders” in each area, with remaining spots filled with individuals identified by the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce Regional Affairs Committee (RAC). The RAC provides oversight and leadership for the myTRI 2030 Regional Vision Project.
At the Kick-Off, RAC leadership introduced the
myTRI TOP TEN REPORT
, as well as framework and criteria that will inform decisions of the Councils as they prioritize future actions and projects. Each Council plans to have the first project selected and activated by October 1, 2020.
This myTRI milestone is a culmination of the work that has so far engaged over 5,000 Tri-Citians - including citizens, businesses, nonprofits and government partners who have coalesced around this inclusive and transformative initiative for the community.
The myTRI 2030 Regional Vision Project is built on “best in class” visioning efforts from around the country - designed to leverage the region and enhance our collective impact through collaboration.
Paula Linnen, Executive Director External Affairs for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and RAC Chair, shared her thoughts on the event:
“It’s been inspiring to witness firsthand the level of commitment and passion our community has for myTRI 2030 throughout its many phases, and the Council Kick-Off event was no exception. From the moment the Council members arrived, to the final toast - the energy in the room, the ease of collaboration, and the eagerness to get started – was palpable. I count myself lucky to have been a part of it.”