Ms. Noreen has worked for over seven years in nonprofit management, creating and directing programs that train and connect young professionals with community leadership opportunities. To that end, she co-created The Bridge, a program that trains over 150 young professionals in nonprofit and public board service every year. In partnership with Seattle Works, she spearheaded an effort to collect the opinions of Seattle’s 20- and 30- somethings, culminating in a series of conversations and interactive events involving over 300 people in the area. Most recently, she ran for public office as an independent. Prior to her work at Seattle Works, she directed programs at the YMCA to engage the next generation in Seattle’s civic life. She has also managed the Read More ›
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Welcome to Cascadia Prospectus, the group blog of the Cascadia Center. Here, our group of contributors – Cascadia staff and fellows – will aim for the sweet spot between vision, accountability and investment; providing news, commentary and insight on transportation, trade and technology. Our scope will be worldwide, but with a particular focus on the future of the vital and unique Cascadia region; the states of Washington and Oregon, and the Canadian province of British Columbia. We’ll seek to examine and illuminate best practices and the necessary long-term perspective on transportation planning, funding and governance. We’ll also report and comment on regional economic development; energy and environment; the intersections of technology with trade and transportation; and urban planning. A related Read More ›
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On May 7, 2007, Cascadia Center presents a special day long symposium at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, Washington, titled, “Jump Start To A Secure, Clean Energy Future.” An array of special guests will give presentations and participate in panel discussions on Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and renewable fuels. Cascadia’s Web page on the event provides a draft agenda, online registration, directions, and six sections of informational resource links.
Chronological news and opinion links from Cascadia Center’s web site, updated regularly.
(Last updated 4/18/07) “Cascadia: More Than A Dream” “Saving The Earth Sensibly With A Carbon Tax” “State Treasurer Urges More Tolling For SR 520 Bridge Rebuild Tab” “The Impact Of ‘Commuting With Benefits’”