On July 17, 2015 the Levee Ready Columbia partners sign their Declaration of Cooperation, committing to Phase II of the project. During Phase II, partners plan to complete the engineering assessments in MCDD and SDIC, conduct additional communications and community outreach, and complete additional research related to the ongoing governance and funding challenges faced by the drainage districts responsible for managing the levee system. The partnership is further expanded to include additional voices from the community. The full Declaration of Cooperation can be read here.
With the help of Metropolitan Group, a Portland-based marketing agency, the Oregon Solutions Levee Improvement Project, also decides to rebrand the project as “Levee Ready Columbia” and adopts a new logo: