VANCOUVER, Wash. – Julianna Marler, CEO of the Port of Vancouver USA, has been selected to serve on the Washington State Joint Transportation Committee’s Advisory Board for the Statewide Needs Assessment.

The Statewide Needs Assessment is an effort that will help legislators set priorities and identify alternative revenue options for Washington state transportation projects over the next 10 years. The comprehensive study will examine potential projects and determine where funds should be allocated based on needs and available revenue resources.

Representing the Washington Public Ports Association, Marler is one of 18 members of the advisory committee, which consists of organizations that represent various jurisdictions and transportation modes, which are directly impacted by the allocation of transportation funds.

“I am honored to be chosen to represent Washington ports and serve with this team of distinguished leaders,” said Marler. “Our work will help shape the future of transportation in the state and establish priorities over the next 10 years.”

The advisory committee is tasked with providing legislators with the final recommendations for consideration during the 2021 legislative session. The report will include an assessment and recommendations about the most critical, efficient and effective transportation investments and will identify a menu of funding options, a timeline and an actionable plan that can be implemented over the next 10 years.

For more information about the Joint Transportation Committee or the State Needs Assessment, visit

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