The City of Monroe was contacted by Western Washington University (WWU) in May 2018 to submit project proposals for the 2018-2019 Sustainable Communities Program.
The Sustainable Communities Program (SCP) offers cities, counties and other governmental agencies the opportunity to partner with Western students and faculty to advance community projects selected in collaboration with the partner organization. The partner organization (e.g. City of Monroe) supports the effort through staff time and the payment of a fee to cover direct expenses (approximately $7,000 per academic class engaged in the project). In exchange, the partner agency receives thousands of hours of effort by Western students and faculty to advance a community project.
The City has entered into an agreement with WWU for US By-pass Pedestrian/Bicycle/Equestrian Trail Planning.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, four WWU classes will be working on various aspects of the trail planning process.
The Results of the Western Washington University Project