program descriptions


Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team is responsible for the strategic leadership and management oversight of the Puget Sound Partnership. The Executive Management Team includes the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Director of Administrative Services.

Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services Division mobilizes funding and advances policy by ensuring decision-makers are well-informed and have the information they need to advance the most important recovery work. This division includes government relations, communications, media relations, and strategic support of the Puget Sound Partnership’s statutorily defined boards (Leadership Council, Ecosystem Coordination Board, and Science Panel) as well as the advisory board, the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council. This group is also home to the agency’s core support functions, including fiscal, human resources, administrative and IT services.

Local Ecosystem Recovery

The Local Ecosystem Recovery Program works closely with the region’s local integrating organizations and salmon recovery watershed groups to align actions, remove barriers, and direct resources to advance the most important actions. This program includes several watershed-focused Ecosystem Recovery Coordinators who ensure decision-makers are well-informed and also provide resources, technical assistance, and help overcome local barriers by working with partners to find regional solutions.

Policy & Planning

The Policy & Planning Program works with partners to create a prioritized list of actions to reach desired ecosystem recovery targets through a shared roadmap called the Action Agenda. With this shared roadmap that focuses partners and actions on the highest and best investments for recovery, the Policy & Planning Program leads policy efforts to remove barriers to recovery and develops social strategies to help partners effectively engage the public.

Science & Evaluation

The Science & Evaluation Program is responsible for coordinating and implementing a shared, science-based system of measurement and monitoring that allows assessment of collective actions. This team’s work informs updates to the Puget Sound Action Agenda by tracking the status of Near Term Actions and ecosystem recovery indicators. Science & Evaluation staff report ecosystem recovery progress through the Puget Sound Report Card and Vital Signs websites, as well as the biennial State of the Sound report. The Science & Evaluation Program also produces the Biennial Science Work Plan and provides support for the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program.