Public Participation

SCOG’s Public Participation Plan


Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) relies on public input and participation. To successfully represent the interests of Skagit County citizens, SCOG is committed to ensuring broad-based, early, continuous, and meaningful public participation in all planning projects and programs.

SCOG’s Public Participation Plan guides how SCOG and the public interact. The Plan – renovated in 2015 and updated in 2017 – serves many functions:

  • Explains SCOG’s approach to engaging the public
  • Acts as a staff manual for SCOG public participation
  • Explains SCOG’s responsibilities and functions
  • Provides tools for public outreach
  • Describes how to evaluate SCOG’s public participation activities

Overall, the plan renews SCOG’s commitment to an open exchange or information and ideas through a constructive community dialogue. Links to the Public Participation Plan, as well as materials about the Plan re-write process in 2015 are found below.

The public is welcome to get involved with SCOG activities by contacting SCOG staff or stopping by our 204 W. Montgomery St. office in Mount Vernon, Washington during regular business hours.

Public Participation Plan Documents

Public Participation Plan (en Español)

Assessment of Previous Public Participation Plan

Presentation of Assessment