Lid I-5 Is Hiring!

Job Opening: Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator

The Lid I-5 campaign is taking major steps forward to reach our goals – and we need to shift into a higher gear with paid help! Thanks to generous donors, we are hiring for a part-time administrative position to help expand our reach and build the campaign’s momentum.

Are you passionate about the urban environment, have nonprofit experience, and possess excellent organizational skills? Then you might be a fit! See more details on qualifications and apply today through the job posting on

Update with Downtown Stakeholders

Lid I-5 Steering Committee members made a strong appearance at the 2020 State of Downtown event last week. Bruno Lambert and intern Beatrice Priest helped staff a table and answer questions about the project, and Liz Dunn and Scott Bonjukian participated in a panel discussion about the ongoing lid feasibility study. Liz moderated an all-star cast that also included Lyle Bicknell (OPCD urban designer), Dhyana Quintanar (WSP deputy project manager), and Robin Mayhew (WSDOT Management of Mobility Director).

Click here to access the panel’s full audio recording. We discussed not only the opportunities of creating 17 acres of new public land, but the steps and leadership we need to get there. These include studying the relationship between the downtown street grid and the I-5 ramps, and finding funding for WSDOT to continue the I-5 Systems Partnership and beginning in-depth corridor planning. Lid I-5 is supporting these efforts because lidding the freeway will likely be coordinated with addressing the underlying infrastructure.

Photo by Beatrice Priest.