Fauntleroy Terminal Project - Advisory Groups

Washington State Ferries convened three advisory groups in summer 2021 to help shape the project during the planning phase. The advisory groups include representation from the three communities served by the “Triangle Route” (Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth) to encourage cross-community dialogue and the collaborative identification and development of project alternatives.

Community Advisory Group (CAG)

Comprised of people representing Ferry Advisory Committees (FAC), terminal neighbors, ferry customers, environmental and transportation organizations, and numerous other interests from the three communities served by the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route. The CAG provides feedback about project issues and concerns, community engagement efforts and potential alternatives. Following an open application process, we selected 24 members to serve on the advisory group.

Upcoming meeting: To be determined (expected in fall 2021)

Most recent presentation: July 28, 2021 (pdf 1.0 mb) 

Videos of past meetings:

CAG members:

  • Ana White | Southworth resident 
  • Angus Macnab | King County resident/Vashon commuter student parent 
  • Anne Higuera |West Seattle business owner/Vashon resident 
  • David McDaniel | Fauntleroy and Vashon community member
  • Devin Branson | Vashon resident and West Seattle commuter 
  • DB Gates | West Seattle resident 
  • Emily Scott | Vashon FAC Member, Vashon Island Foodbank Executive Director
  • Fletcher Sandbeck | Kitsap resident 
  • Frank Immel | Fauntleroy Community Association, FAC member, neighbor 
  • Gary English | Vashon community member
  • Greg McKinnon | Manchester resident, daily ferry commuter 
  • Helen Westphal | King County resident 
  • Jon Wright  | West Seattle Transportation Coalition
  • Josh Gwynn | Southworth area community member
  • Judy Pickens | Fauntleroy Watershed Council 
  • Larry Harala | Port Orchard/Manchester area resident, FAC member 
  • Mardi Clements | Fauntleroy Community Association, West Seattle resident near ferry
  • Michelle McCormick | West Seattle and Vashon resident 
  • Noelani Hatton | West Seattle resident 
  • Richard Thorp | Southworth area community member
  • Scott Harvey | Vashon resident, irregular ferry traveler 
  • Susan Frith | Vashon resident/former West Seattle resident 
  • Victoria Nelson | West Seattle Transportation Coalition Board Member, Fauntleroy resident

Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

Comprised of technical staff from municipal, county, state, and federal agencies, federal and state resource agencies, as well as local tribes. The purpose of the TAG is to provide technical input on existing conditions, the purpose and need for the project, alternatives development and screening criteria, and the overall practicability of potential concepts, solutions and/or mitigation concepts. The TAG will meet regularly throughout the planning phase.

Most recent presentation: July 27, 2021 (pdf 1.0 mb)

Videos of past meetings:

Currently the TAG includes participation from:

  • Squaxin Tribe
  • Stillaguamish Tribe
  • Suquamish Tribe
  • King County Metro
  • King County Wastewater Treatment Division
  • Kitsap Transit
  • Kitsap County Public Works
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Port of Seattle
  • Seattle City Light
  • Seattle Public Utilities
  • Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
  • Seattle Parks & Recreation
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Vashon Island Fire & Rescue
  • Washington Department of Ecology
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources
  • Washington State Transportation Commission

Executive Advisory Group (EAG)

Comprised of local and state appointed or elected officials, transportation agency leadership, federal partners and tribal leadership. The EAG provides advice and input on how to prioritize needs, represent their constituents’ interests, and share feedback on key policy elements and project alternatives.

Most recent presentation: July 22, 2021 (pdf 1.0 mb)

Videos of past meetings:

EAG members:

  • Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe
  • Sen. Emily Randall, 26th Legislative District
  • Sen. Joe Nguyen, 34th Legislative District
  • Rep. Eileen Cody, 34th Legislative District
  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, 34th Legislative District
  • Councilmember Joe McDermott, King County Council District 8
  • Commissioner Charlotte Garrido, Kitsap County District 2
  • Councilmember Lisa Herbold, City of Seattle District 1
  • Sam Zimbabwe, SDOT Director
  • Vacant, Federal Highway Administration Division Director
  • John Clauson, Kitsap Transit Executive Director
  • Terry White, King County Metro General Manager
  • Patty Rubstello, WSDOT Assistant Secretary – Washington State Ferries

Questions and how to provide input

In addition to providing comments to us about the project, you’re welcome to share input with the advisory groups. They will receive regular comment summaries. To specifically share a comment with the CAG, TAG and/or EAG, send an email to the project inbox and note in the subject line you’d like to share it with the advisory groups.

For questions about advisory group process or to request prior meeting materials please email FauntleroyTermProj@wsdot.wa.gov or call 206-818-3813.