Office of Governor Gary Locke
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January-10-05
Contact: Governor's Communications Office, 360-902-4136
Gov. Gary Locke Announces Appointments to Boards and CommissionsOLYMPIA – Jan. 11, 2005 – Gov. Gary Locke today announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions:
Skagit Valley Community College Board of Trustees
Margaret Rojas of Anacortes has been appointed to a term ending Sept. 30, 2009. Rojas is a community activist who was formerly employed by Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. The Board of Trustees acts as the governing body for the college.
Collection Agency Board
Debbie Buxton of Selah has been reappointed to a term ending Dec. 31, 2008. The Collection Agency Board regulates collection agencies within the state; holds disciplinary hearings; and recommends and adopts rules and regulations for administering the regulatory law.
Eastern State Hospital Advisory Board
Yvette Joseph-Fox of Nespelem has been appointed to a term ending Dec. 5, 2008. Joseph-Fox is a self-employed consultant and member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. The Eastern State Hospital Advisory Board monitors the operation and activities of the hospital; reviews and advises on the hospital budget; makes recommendations to the governor and the Legislature for improving the quality of service provided by the hospital; and consults with the secretary of the state Department of Social and Health Services regarding the selection of the superintendent.
Economic Development Finance Authority
Sandy Matheson of Kennewick has been appointed to a term ending Oct. 19, 2008. Matheson owns Management Consulting and Advisory Services. The Economic Development Finance Authority helps small and medium-sized businesses meet their capital needs.
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Fred Shiosaki of Spokane Valley has been reappointed to a term ending Dec. 31, 2010. The Fish & Wildlife Commission establishes policies and regulations designed to preserve, protect and perpetuate the fish and wildlife of the sate, as well as fish and game habitat.
Jim Bricker of Olympia has been appointed to a term ending June 30, 2007. Bricker is with the Government Affairs Department of Pemco Financial Services. The Gambling Commission licenses, inspects, investigates and audits organizations, businesses and individuals participating in authorized gambling activities.
Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Committee
Frank Brock of Pasco has been appointed to a term ending June 28, 2006. Brock is a Franklin County Commissioner. The Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Committee accepts loans or grants from federal and state agencies for the purpose of funding Hanford with revolving loan funds, infrastructure projects or economic development projects. The committee also recommends a spending strategy for those funds.
State Advisory Council on Homelessness
Megan Karch of Seattle has been appointed to a term ending Jan. 4, 2009. Karch is executive director of FareStart. The Advisory Council on Homelessness makes annual policy recommendations for the governor and the Affordable Housing Board on ways to enhance the state’s ability to respond to the needs of people who are homeless, who are at risk of being homeless, or who have been homeless.
Human Rights Commission
Reiko Callner of Olympia has been appointed as Chair of the Human Rights Commission serving at the pleasure of the Governor.
Deborah S. Lee of Olympia has been appointed to a term ending June 17, 2008. Lee is a professional Head Start consultant with the Nisqually Tribe. The Human Rights Commission works to eliminate and prevent discrimination in employment and business practices based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age or mental or physical handicap.
Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation
Jeff Parsons of Leavenworth has been appointed to a term ending Dec. 31, 2007. Parsons is a project director for Barn Beach Reserve, Icicle Fund. The Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation oversees the statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan and provides grants-in-aid to local government and state agencies for purchase of recreation and habitat land and development of recreational facilities.
Interagency Committee of State Employed Women
Lezlie A. Perrin of Castle Rock has been appointed to a term ending June 30, 2006. Perrin is an industrial hygienist/regional hearings officer with the state Department of Labor and Industries. The mission of the Interagency Committee for State Employed Women is to enhance the quality of life of state employed women by promoting good working conditions, improving employment opportunities and providing training.
K-20 Educational Network Board
Martin Smith of Bainbridge Island has been reappointed to a term ending Nov. 28, 2008. The K-20 Educational Network Board ensures that the K-20 educational telecommunications network is operated in a way that serves the broad public interest above the interest of any network user.
Board of Nursing Home Administrators
Mary Sue Gorski of Spokane has been appointed to a term ending May 28, 2008. Gorski is assistant professor and chairperson for the Department of Nursing at Gonzaga University. The Board of Nursing Home Administrators administers licensure or registration processes for nursing home administrators.
Boundary Review Board for Clallam County
Thomas E. Montgomery of Sequim has been appointed to a term ending Jan. 31, 2007. Montgomery is a realtor with John L. Scott – Sequim.
Victorine Rudin of Port Angeles has been appointed to a term ending Jan. 31, 2009. Rudin is a retired consultant to local government, businesses and non-profit organizations. Boundary review boards have jurisdiction over municipal annexations, incorporations and creation or annexation of certain special districts. The board also has jurisdiction over extensions of sewer and water services outside the city or district.
Occupational Therapy Board
Wendy Holmes of Cheney and Catherine Whiting of Bainbridge Island have been reappointed to terms ending Dec. 31, 2007. The Occupational Therapy Board administers, coordinates and enforces the statues relating to occupational therapists.
Captain Patrick Hannigan of Mercer Island has been appointed to a term ending Dec. 26, 2008. Captain Hannigan is a Puget Sound Pilot. The Pilotage Commission examines and licenses qualified pilots for vessels operating on the inland waterways of the state; fixes Pilotage rates; and adopts and publishes rules and regulations. The board may also take disciplinary action against any vessel owner of matter refusing to comply with its rules.
State Employee Combined Fund Drive
Dean Speer of Seattle has been appointed to a term ending Jan. 1, 2008. Speer is with the Office of Special Projects and Programs at the University of Washington School of Law.
Marcia E. Garrett of Seattle and Kathryn Kimbel of Olympia have been reappointed to terms ending Jan. 1, 2008. The State Employed Combined Fund Drive determines which charitable agencies shall participate in the annual combined effort to secure funds for charitable causes from state employees and establishes policies necessary for such a drive.
Lucy Steers of Seattle has been appointed to a term ending June 30, 2010. Steers is a community activist and currently a board member on the Municipal League of King County. The Transportation Commission establishes policy for the state Department of Transportation.
Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee
Barry Pfundt of Olympia has been appointed to a term ending July 1, 2008. Pfundt is a former member of the Navy Nuclear Power Program and is currently special assistant to external affairs in the Office of the Governor. The Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee advises the governor and director of the state Department of Veterans Affairs on state programs related to veterans, their dependents and survivors.
Veterinary Board Of Governors
Nancy Korenek-Leveque of Duvall has been appointed to a term ending Dec. 24, 2009. Korenek-Leveque is a veterinarian with Deployment Medicine. The Veterinary Board of Governors examines candidates for licensing and registration; investigates and holds hearings on violations of the regulatory law; and recommends and adopts rules and regulations for administering the regulatory law.