Category Archives: Meetings

Notices of meetings, meeting minutes, etc.

Annual Ferry Community Partnership Meeting in Anacortes

The following message comes to you from Adam Brockus of the Ferry Community Partnership. The meeting is at the Anacortes Public Library (directions linked below) and begins at 9:30 a.m.

Ferry Riders,
If you’ve already mailed in your ballot and you’re looking for somewhere to go, come join us in Anacortes for the October FCP Meeting.  We plan to talk about the Reservations system, how the Samish is running, the FAC Reform Bill, and other ferry issues in the San Juans and Anacortes.
Website with Directions to the Anacortes Library:
Come Join Us!

Adam C. Brockus

Head of WSF to visit Lopez for Town Hall – August 11 at 4 p.m.

The following reminder comes from John Whetten, our representative on the local Ferry Advisory Committee:

Lynne Griffith, head of Washington State Ferries, will be visiting Lopez Island on Thursday afternoon, August 11.  She will conduct a “Town Hall”-type meeting at the Lopez Community Center from 4-5:30pm.

The head of ferries doesn’t visit the islands very often.  This is a chance for you to hear what is going on with our ferry system, to impress upon her the importance of ferries to our economy (and our survival!), and to ask questions relative to service, fares, reservations, and anything else relative to ferries.

Please attend if you can.  And, please spread this message to others.

WSF Public Outreach Meetings in the San Juans

WSF is holding a series of Public Meetings from August 9 -11 in the San Juan Islands.  The purpose of the meetings is to discuss topics of interest regarding the Washington State Ferry system with WSF Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith.

Locations, dates and times are as follows:

Orcas Island – Orcas Island Senior Center

62 Henry Rd, Eastsound, WA 98245

Tuesday, August 9 – 4:30 – 6:30 pm

San Juan Island – San Juan Island Yacht Club

273 Front St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Wednesday, August 10 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Shaw Island – Shaw Island Community Center

Thursday, August 11 – 10:30 – 11:30 am

Lopez Island – Lopez Island Community Center

204 Village Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261

Thursday, August 11 – 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Follow Up: Community Forums

Readers who are curious about what transpired during the community forum held in Friday Harbor in late May may access the meeting video by clicking here.

Minutes for the Ferry Advisory Committee meeting held on Lopez Island on June 8th will be available as soon as they are approved during the July FAC meeting.

Remember, there is one more meeting on June 15th on Orcas Island from 4-6 p.m. in the Eastsound Fire hall at 45 Lavender Lane.

Community Forum on Orcas, 6/15/16

The San Juan County Ferry Advisory Committee will be holding a public forum
on Wednesday June 15, 4-6pm in the Eastsound Fire hall at 45 Lavender Lane.

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

Reminder: FAC Meets on Lopez Island next Wednesday

The San Juan Islands’ Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) will meet on Wednesday, June 8, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Lopez Library.  There will be an opportunity for public comment on reservations, standby lines and loading, and any other ferry-related topics of interest or concern.  The Library parking lot is likely to be crowded; if possible please park in the overflow parking lot behind the Community Church.

Please forward this note to anyone you know who may be interested.

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:
http://sanjuanco.com/773/Council-Hearing-Room-Live-Stream

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