I put in my daily request, since I haven't had much luck with getting a large land area approved
This is the response I received:
We started working with a new permission system in different countries around the world, USA among them.
This new permission system allows local communities to distribute their areas between the editors and work together as a team.
The community-leaders are veteran and experienced users who handle the distribution in coordination with the Waze team.
Please contact your local forum for further information: USA