Programs - Department of Natural Resources
- Island Local Integrating Organization (ILIO)
Island Local Integrating Organization (ILIO)
The Island Local Integrating Organization (ILIO) covers the Island County/Watershed (WRIA 6). The ILIO builds upon existing committees and watershed groups that are collectively responsible for actions related to the implementation of the Puget Sound Partnership's Action Agenda
Island County territory, not as a political boundary, but as part of a functioning element of Puget Sound, has a long tradition of utilizing the strength of our citizens and volunteer groups to support recovery efforts. The intention of the LIO is to build upon these existing structures and others within Island Watershed to continue to support the work of those organizations. The Island Local Integrating Organization (ILIO) coordinates process within to best identify and focus work moving forward. The LIO is not meant to change the authority of existing organizations nor to take over the decision making for any entity.
The Executive Committee makes all decisions of the ILIO and sets strategic policy direction, establishes priorities and funding concepts..
The Policy Development Committee provides recommendations on strategic direction, priority setting, funding concepts and other issues within WRIA 6 of interest to the EC. This process furthers the performance management systems of Island County and other ILIO members.
A tailored three-step process was developed for Island LIO to help facilitate updating the local strategies to the Action Agenda
. This was developed to be a quick and flexible process given the fact that the LIO was newly established and has yet to develop detailed operating procedures, working priorities, or staffing. The steps were as follows:
1) Watershed groups (e.g. WRAC, MRC, etc.) and other organizations/representatives (e.g. cities, tribes, ports, etc.) worked to revise strategies based on 2008 Action Agenda information.
2) The Policy Development Committee (PDC) group of the LIO reviewed the information submitted over two meetings, came to a common understanding, and provided recommended strategies to the Executive Committee.
3) The Executive Committee approved the strategies and submitted them to PSP for inclusion in the draft Action Agenda.
For more information, contact Lori Clark, Watershed Planner, 679-7352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.