In Conversation With Isaac Huffman, Mt. Vernon City Library

Start: 2024-03-06 19:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

In conversation with Isaac Huffman, Mt. Vernon City Library Director, Mar 6 • 7 pm, FREE • RSVP FOR LINK

If you’ve ever wished your community had an amazing library, transit hub, dozens of EV charging stations, a 134,000-kilowatt solar array, or a community center, all built to Passive House standards — this talk is for you.

We’re excited to welcome Isaac Huffman, the Mount Vernon, Washington Library Director, to speak about the multi-use Mount Vernon Library Commons infrastructure project — and how local advocacy and perseverance helped make it happen. This $53 million project is a catalyst for economic development in the Cascadia Innovation Corridor along Interstate 5, between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Mount Vernon, a town of approximately 35,000 residents, just recently won a $12.5 million USDOT Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant to install 78 electric vehicle charging ports. With that grant, this project is now 100% funded.

Isaac’s son Elliot created social media videos, speaking directly to Secretary Pete and USDOT’s goal to see that infrastructure contribute to a greener country for future generations. Come hear how this new hub — which began merely as a parking garage project — has become a nationally recognized example of how hard work, community input, advocacy, and lost night’s sleep can change a community.


  • City planners
  • Community leaders
  • Library supporters
  • State and local transportation agency personnel
  • Local and state politicians
  • Anyone interested in a livable community
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