Governor’s Smart Communities Award winners announced

Innovative local and regional projects around the state are being honored with Gov. Inslee’s 2019 Smart Communities Awards. Now in its 14th year, the program recognizes achievements by local leaders who promote smart growth planning and projects that contribute to thriving communities, a prosperous economy, and sustainable infrastructure in Washington. This year’s honorees include the first winners in a new category focused on creative solutions to address affordable housing development. Pictured at the right is Tukwila Village. The city of Tukwila and its partners won this year’s Smart Partnership Award for the new multicultural and multi-generational community and neighborhood center near SeaTac.

“Creativity, collaboration and public engagement are key to ensuring that communities are successful in meeting future growth and prosperity goals,” said Gov. Inslee. “This year’s award-winning plans and projects exemplify some of the reasons why Washington is consistently ranked one of the best states in America.”

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