Yesterday the SMTC and NYSDOT announced formation of The I-81 Challenge’s Community Liaison Committee (CLC). We’re inviting all community groups and organizations with an interest in the future of I-81 to submit an application. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on January 31 2011. The CLC is expected to meet about three times over the next two years. Interested organizations can apply online here or request a hard-copy application by calling the SMTC at 422-5716 or e-mailing contactus@theI81challenge.org.

The CLC will represent diverse community interests by being composed of senior representatives of existing community organizations with an established mission and history. The CLC will be assembled to represent a large swath of the community, both in terms of size and geography, from organizations willing and able to act as a conduit for information exchange. Representatives should be chosen who are able to commit to at least three meetings over a two-year period. The target size for the CLC is 40 members.  If more than 40 applications are received, the SMTC and NYSDOT, with input from The I-81 Challenge Study Advisory Committee, will select organizations for inclusion based on established criteria.

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