The Port will use these tools to share its Master Plan ideas and gain public input from public agencies, local stakeholders, a dedicated Planning Advisory Committee (PAC), and interested members of the local community.
Public participation has two goals
- To inform the community about the master plan and
- To gain input from the public at key decision points.
Public participation is not limited to press releases and agenda items, but includes several communication tools such as:
- Technical project meetings,
- Public workshops, which will be held at key points in the planning process
- Traditional media outreach
- Social media outreach
The City will use these tools to share its Master Plan ideas and gain public input from public agencies, local stakeholders, a dedicated Planning Advisory Committee (PAC), and interested members of the local community.
Several public agencies are involved in the Master Plan process, including, but not limited to:
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the lead federal agency for the Master Plan (Plan) update.
- Port of Walla Walla. The Port is the Project Sponsor and responsible for Master Plan development.
- Local Agencies. Local agencies will review the proposed Plan including the City of Walla Walla, County Community Development, Chamber of Commerce, and other Organizations.
The Airport Master Plan involves coordination and input from many interests, organizations, and constituencies. The following key stakeholders are engaged in Master Plan development:
- City of Walla Walla
- County of Walla Walla
- Port of Walla Walla
- Airport tenants and service providers
- Walla Walla University Walla Walla Community Air Service Coalition
- Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce
- Walla Walla Wine Alliance
- Visit Walla Walla
Planning Advisory Committee:
The Port understands that the most successful plans consider diverse input. To gain that input, the Port assembled a Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) composed of airport and community stakeholders.
The PAC will be involved throughout the project and help to guide Master Plan development. Its primary responsibility is to evaluate Master Plan documents to make sure that the Master Plan is consistent with and reflects the community’s overall plans and vision for its airport.