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Washington State Tolling Gets A Massive Upgrade

If you’ve driven across SR 520 (the world’s longest floating bridge) or through the SR 99 tunnel or on one of the other tolled highways in Washington State, you likely paid your toll bill online or by calling a customer service…

Kate Elliott Communications and Outreach, Local and State Agencies
Meet Sidney Counts, Communications Specialist

What do you do at MFA? I’m a communications specialist at MFA. In short, that means I specialize in effectively sharing information, whether that’s providing community members with information on a project that may affect them or…

Kate Elliott Communications and Outreach, MFA Staff and Culture
Recognizing the Service of Our Public Partners

Recognizing the Service of Our Public Partners Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has been observed during the first week of May. The week is dedicated to recognizing the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county,…

Charla Skaggs Communications and Outreach, Local and State Agencies, MFA Staff and Culture, Ports
The Search for a Port Executive

Ephrata is an eastern Washington town of fewer than 9,000 people. Born at the turn of the twentieth century, Ephrata, like many nearby communities, was first a hub for workers who were supporting the federal government’s rural…

Abbi Russell Communications and Outreach, Planning & Community Development
Project Websites Foster Community Engagement

Remember when we used to sit at the same table? In 2019, the MFA Communications and Planning teams gathered stakeholders around a table in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle as part of a thorough public input process. Our MFA planners and…

Taylor Hodges Communications and Outreach, Planning & Community Development
Meet Kate Elliott, Project Communications Specialist

Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and raised in Ames, Iowa. When I was growing up, my family would spend a few weeks every summer driving big loops around the U.S. to camp in and explore our…

Charla Skaggs Communications and Outreach, MFA Staff and Culture, Planning & Community Development
Tools for Adapting to a Virtual Reality

With Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order enacted this week and other states doing the same, working from home for the majority of us is no longer a choice—it’s the law. Like many of you, MFA staff have been working from…

Charla Skaggs Communications and Outreach
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: Practical Protections for the Workplace and Community

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is no joke. The swift spread of this virus and the surrounding news updates have many—if not all—of our Pacific Northwest-based staff thinking about how to stay safe while best practices for addressing the virus are…

Kate Elliott Communications and Outreach, Health & Safety, MFA Staff and Culture
Writing Your Future: Nonprofit Strategic Planning

Hugo House is a Seattle-based nonprofit, with the mission of being “a place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better.” This literary house provides a home to everyone who loves books or has a drive to write. One of Hugo…

Charla Skaggs Communications and Outreach, Planning & Community Development
Modernize Your Communication Strategy | Our Takeaways from the IBTTA Summit

International Bridges, Tunnels and Turnpikes Association Summit Recently, Charla Skaggs and I attended the IBTTA Communication and Change Management Summit in Seattle. This conference is especially relevant to the work of MFA’s…

Kate Elliott Communications and Outreach, Planning & Community Development
Seattle Viaduct Closes, MFA Communications Team Keeps Truckin’ (or in this case, bicyclin’)

Today’s the day, Seattle-area residents. This evening, the Alaskan Way Viaduct will permanently close, resulting in a temporary shutdown of SR 99 through downtown Seattle. The aging and seismically vulnerable viaduct will be replaced with…

Kate Elliott Communications and Outreach