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WSU NEWS | After landslide, communities rewarded for resilience efforts


Published on April 28, 2016
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

ARLINGTON, Wash. – Two years after the deadly landslide that devastated the Oso, Wash., area, the towns of Darrington and Arlington were announced April 27 as finalists in the America’s Best Communities (ABC) competition, which is designed to inspire innovative solutions for community revitalization.

The two towns will share a $100,000 cash prize to begin implementing their community revitalization plan. In a year, they could win up to $3 million to help take their ideas from vision to reality.

The plan focuses on improving broadband communication, coping with natural disasters, workforce development and rural innovation, among other things. Learn more at

“Few communities have endured the challenges that have faced Arlington and Darrington,” said Bob Drewel, former Snohomish County executive and senior advisor to the president of Washington State University…read more at WSU NEWS