Engagement

Washington has a very active, involved community. For this assessment grant, the City has established a Brownfields Steering Committee (BSC) that meets approximately quarterly. The BSC serves as an advisory panel for our brownfields project and will continue with this role for subsequent grants. In general the committee assists with the following

Identification of Properties

Committee members bring to the table any property they think may be of relevance to the overall brownfields program. A specific agenda item at every BSC meeting will be for the open discussion of new potential properties.  

Disseminate Information

Committee members disseminate information to their neighborhoods/organizations/peers throughout the life cycle of the grant.  

Provide Input on Property Redevelopment Options

The BSC is comprised of local community leaders with ties to the most affected neighborhoods. This is key to ensuring the redevelopment option fits the needs and wants of the community. As the grants continue through the assessment phases and into redevelopment options, Committee members invite additional key community members to workshops, visioning sessions, and seminars.

Learning

Just as it is important for the community to learn about the importance and significance of brownfields throughout the area, so it is for BSC members to be educated about the overall process. Committee members receive a constant stream of ongoing learning about brownfields and how these grants can impact the community.

Brownfields Steering Committee

Jonathan Russell

Jonathan Russell

City Manager

Glen Moore

Glen Moore

Planning Administrator

Catherine Glover

Catherine Glover

Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce

Catherine Pfeiffer

Catherine Pfeiffer

St. Peter’s Church & Beaufort County Schools

Martyn Johnson

Martyn Johnson

Beaufort County Economic Development

Meg Howdy

Meg Howdy

Washington Harbor District Alliance

Erin Ruyle

Erin Ruyle

Washington Tourism Development Authority

Charles M. Smith

Charles M. Smith

Committee of 100 – Beaufort County

Serena Sullivan

Serena Sullivan

Beaufort County Community College

Kevin Richards

Kevin Richards

Mid-East Commission

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