Harrington Public Development Authority (PDA)
The Harrington Public Development Authority is dedicated to helping our community grow by creating sustainable development opportunities in order to grow jobs and improve the quality of life for our families and residents.
The City of Harrington formed their PDA “…to undertake, assist with and otherwise facilitate the acquisition, construction, development, equipping, leasing, operation and maintenance of public benefit projects within or without the City of Harrington, Lincoln County, Washington."
|V. President:||Kathi Mathews Strickland|
Harrington PDA served as host of the annual community meeting on February 9, 2020.
An estimated 40 citizens attended, representing civic groups, churches, local business, Harrington School, city government and Chamber of Commerce. The groups shared their 2019 accomplishments and their plans for 2020. The PDA shared their newly crafted vision statement, inviting the other groups to adopt or adapt the vision to use as their own.
“Historic Harrington cultivates the richness of hometown pride and encourages new opportunity for an inviting and thriving community.”
On January 23, 2018, Margie Hall, Heather Slack, Josh Steward, & Dillon Haas gave a presentation via Zoom from the Harrington Post & Office to a meeting of the WA State Senate Economic Development & International Trade Committee in Olympia, WA. They showcased the successful ongoing PDA project of bringing hi-speed internet to Harrington and the example of the value that broad-band access provides to the citizens, the economic development, and the sustainability of rural towns.
The first 23 minutes of the Senate committee work-session was another presentation on the NoaNet system which provides some background to the public/private infrastructure partnerships that help make access possible. The Harrington presentation starts at 23 minutes & 40 seconds in the broadcast of the work-session.
You may want to view the slide shows that went with the presentations before, after, or during (if you have enough monitor space) viewing the broadcast.