What is a Livable & Sustainable Community? – A livable and sustainable Tri-City community is one where local governments including municipalities, Counties, Port Authorities, and Special Districts partner with Educational, Community Health, Business and Citizen stakeholders to create a vibrant local community through a long-term policy, planning, and investment strategy that:
How does ALSC effect change in the Tri-Cities? – There are a number of ways in which the ALSC engages community leaders, policy developers, citizens, and other stakeholders, as we work towards a Livable and Sustainable Community. Our primary methods of effecting change include: Education, Outreach/Engagement, Local Governance, and the Endorsement of key regional initiatives.
How is ALSC funded? – The ALSC is a not for profit organization funded entirely by donations and fees associated with regional events.
Is the ALSC a Political Action organization? – No. The ALSC is governed by a volunteer Board of citizens that are interested in working with local and regional policy makers, corporate leaders, citizens, and other stakeholder groups in a collaborative manner, without engaging in political campaigns, or divisive efforts with narrow geographic or special interests.
What affiliations does ALSC have? – Board members and individuals involved in the work groups do not officially represent employers or other organizations that they may be a part of. In 2013 a three-part ‘Huddle’ process established a core group of organizations affiliated through shared values and a commitment to community collaboration. This core group includes:
Areas of agreement include:
While not necessarily adopting similar positions on specific issues, ALSC and its Affiliates share a commitment to building an environmentally sustainable community.
What regional efforts has ALSC supported? – The ALSC has provided and/or participated in