EVERETT, Wash., Friday, September 15, 2023—The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Public Right-of-Way Advisory Committee for Snohomish County Public Works provides feedback and recommendations to the county on the ADA compliance of pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way. County leaders are seeking candidate letters of interest for eight open positions on the committee by November 1, 2023.
“This committee is vital in helping us to identify the pedestrian infrastructure needs of all residents,” Snohomish County Engineer Doug McCormick said. “Volunteers must have an interest in ensuring equal access to pedestrian facilities is afforded to all residents.”
Mobility is extremely important to quality of life and safety. Making sure all residents have the same pedestrian access is essential to providing those elements. The county is always working on ADA transition plan updates to upgrade existing pedestrian facilities which the committee is helping to complete.
The committee is comprised of ten positions that are non-paid, with a two-year term. The group meets with Public Works staff for up to two hours, at least twice a year. The meetings occur online. Audio recordings are available after each meeting.
A volunteer must be a Snohomish County resident and should have a basic understanding of the history and requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. Those who are selected must submit to a criminal background check before being officially appointed to serve. The three new committee members will be chosen by the County Engineer.
Perspective committee volunteers should submit a letter of interest that includes their name, address, and contact information along with the preferred method of contact or communication. Include a brief summary of the qualifications of the individual or an explanation of how the individual would bring value to the committee.
SOURCE: Snohomish County Public Works