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The city of Vancouver has hired the Jefferson Center ( to organize and oversee the Community Panel tasked with selecting a route for the much-debated new arterial road to replace Prior. They will begin reaching out to stakeholders over the next few months, with the aim of beginning public recruitment for the panel in August with the panel set to convene in October. The panel will be chaired by Susanna Haas Lyons, a local public engagement specialist who served as Senior Advisor for the Grandview-Woodlands Citizens’ Assembly. For more info: