Communication and Public Awareness

News Releases - 2012

News releases regarding COMPASS are found here, with the most recent listed first.

December 27, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is seeking public input on issues that will shape the future of the Treasure Valley's transportation system.

December 17, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) presented six Leadership in Motion awards at a luncheon on Monday, December 17, 2012.

December 10, 2012
Meridian, ID - What do you want your Treasure Valley to look like in the future? The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) wants to know.

October 5, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) has just released its online annual report for fiscal year 2012. The report highlights accomplishments from October 2011 through September 2012 and provides links to more in-depth information about COMPASS programs.

August 30, 2012
Meridian, ID - Calling all teens! Imagine the Treasure Valley in the year 2040. There will be over one million people living in Ada and Canyon Counties - that is 400,000 more people than live here today.

August 28, 2012
Meridian, ID – Have you heard that the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is proposing to reconstruct the I-84 interchanges at Meridian Road, Broadway Avenue, and Gowen Road? For that, and many other transportation projects to become reality, the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) needs to hear from you.

August 8, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is pleased to announce that two Treasure Valley transportation projects were among 13 in Idaho awarded 2012 discretionary transportation grants. The Federal Highway Administration announced its 2012 discretionary grant awardees on August 2, 2012.

August 6, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is seeking nominations of businesses, individuals, and public projects that have demonstrated leadership in supporting the Treasure Valley's regional long-range transportation plan, Communities in Motion.

July 2, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) requests public comment on its Public Involvement Policy.

June 19, 2012
Meridian, ID – The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is pleased to announce Meridian City Councilman and COMPASS Vice-Chair Charlie Rountree has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC). Rountree will be representing not only COMPASS, but will also serve as the representative for all of the states of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

May 17, 2012
Meridian, ID - Do you hear about “NEPA” or an “Environmental Impact Statement” in the news and aren’t sure what they are or if they affect you? Do you want to get involved, but aren’t sure how? Join the Community Planning Association (COMPASS) as we welcome Lynne McWhorter and Elaine Somers from the US Environmental Protection Agency as they share their expertise on the NEPA process. The speakers will address issues such as what NEPA is and why it was created, key times and steps for the public to get involved in the process, and tools and resources to help members of the public be effective participants.

May 14, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will hold three open houses to receive feedback on four different visions, or “growth scenarios” for the future of the Treasure Valley in the year 2040.

May 7, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is looking for your help in defining what the future of the Treasure Valley should look like.

April 20, 2012
Meridian, ID - Ever wonder how real estate gets developed? What steps does a developer go through to develop a piece of property? How does "time mean money"? What is a "pro forma" and how does it work? What does the real estate cycle mean for communities and their development objectives?

February 27, 2012
Meridian, ID – Community leaders, business interests, advocates, and other community stakeholders will be asked to consider what our community will look like in 25 years as they participate in one of three Communities in Motion 2040 scenario planning workshops to help the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) update the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties.

January 6, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) will kick off its annual education series on January 18 and 19, 2012, with presentations discussing how housing markets are changing across the United States and what that may mean for the Treasure Valley.

January 5, 2012
Meridian, ID - The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is updating Communities in Motion, the regional long-range transportation plan for Ada and Canyon Counties. The update will be complete in 2014 and will plan to the year 2040 (Communities in Motion 2040).




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