Opportunity for Community Input

This notice is posted here to help the Ferry Advisory Committee spread the word regarding upcoming opportunities for all islanders to share comments/concerns regarding ferry service, particularly recent changes to the reservation system. Although there are separate meetings planned for Orcas and Lopez, anyone with Internet connectivity can stream next Monday’s meeting.

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be holding a public forum on Monday May 23, 4-6pm in the County Council meeting room at 55 Second St, Friday Harbor.

The FAC is a volunteer committee appointed by the county council to provide a liaison with Washington State Ferries, and provide feedback to ferries on issues that effect our routes.

This will be an open forum for comments and discussion regarding any aspects of our local ferry runs, and in particular questions and concerns regarding recent changes to our reservations system.

Everyone is welcome, and we will accommodate work and ferry schedules as best we can. There will also be a forum in the near future on Orcas, and Lopez residents are invited to attend the upcoming regular FAC meeting on June 8 on Lopez, see the FAC web page at http://sanjuanco.com/fac

This forum will also be streamed live and shared with ferries via the Council video system, at this web address:

For those unable to attend, questions and comments can be sent via email to: fac@sanjuanco.com

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About sjbrooksyoung

Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

One thought on “Opportunity for Community Input

  1. george lawson

    Thus far I am very pleased with the Anacortes-Lopez roundtrip run, which I take frequently. I have made reservations only twice, and they were unnecessary.
    I often get “thank you, I wish everyone would give that kind of information” from the toll booth cashier when I pull up and call out, “Lopez car and driver, Senior, no reservation.” Drivers please note.
    My only irritating aspect of my ferry experience is having to look at the name of the food service at the terminal in Anacortes. Please, switch from the drab, uncreative and unhealthy “Cheesecake” to a grand native American name or something that reflects the uniqueness and grandeur of the San Juans.
    George Lawson


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