A big thank you to all of the organizations that applied to be part of The I-81 Challenge’s Community Liaison Committee (CLC). This committee is just one more way we’re engaging the public as part of The I-81 Challenge. The CLC will be meeting about three times over the next two years to help us get the word out about The I-81 Challenge, provide input on community concerns, and give us feedback on public participation materials and methods.
The CLC was organized through a rigorous application process, and is made up of representatives from local community organizations whose missions cover a wide range of issues including the environment, social justice, local neighborhoods, education, civic engagement, urban design, economic development, and housing. We’ve also formed a Municipal Liaison Committee (MLC), which consists of representatives of municipalities within the SMTC planning area. While not decision-making bodies, both the CLC and MLC will play a critical role in The I-81 Challenge. For a full list of committee members and more information about their upcoming work, click here.