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Office of Governor Gary Locke
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 12, 2001
Contact:  Governor's Communications Office, 360-902-4136

Locke makes selections for state boards and commissions

OLYMPIA - Gov. Gary Locke today announced appointments for several boards and commissions.

Council on Aging
The council advises the governor and the Department of Social and Health Services on policies, programs and laws.

Adrian Dronkert, of Port Townsend, is a doctor. His term expires Sept. 15, 2001.

African-American Affairs Commission
The commission examines and defines issues pertaining to the rights and needs of African-Americans.

Appointed to an additional term are Malcolm Oliver, of Bellingham, Wayne Williams, of Tacoma, and Freddie Mae Gautier, of Seattle. All terms expire Nov. 20, 2003.

State Employee Combined Fund Drive Committee
The committee determines which charitable agencies shall participate in one annual combined effort to secure funds from state employees.

Appointed to an additional term are Valerie Gerst, of Olympia, and Tom Haines, of Seattle. All terms expire Jan. 1, 2004.

Pharmacy Board
The board establishes policy for the practice of pharmacy, including licensing, disciplinary hearings and enforcement of laws pertaining to legal drugs.

George Roe, of Woodinville, is the Vice President of COSTCO Wholesale Pharmacy. His term expires Jan. 19, 2005.

Appointed to an additional term is Cesar Augusto "Leon" Alzola, of Washougal. His term expires Jan. 19, 2005.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
The council reviews nominations for the state and national register of historic places and advises the governor on matters relating to historic preservation.

Holly K. Chamberlain, of Vancouver, is a historian. Her term expires Dec. 12, 2001.

Nancy Campau, of Spokane, is a historian and David DiCesare, of Vancouver, is the historic reserve program manager of the City of Vancouver. Both terms expire Oct. 12, 2004.

Appointed to an additional term is David Harvey, of Richland. His term expires Oct. 12, 2004.

State Independent Living Council
The council develops and submits the state plan for independent living in conjunction with the general vocational rehabilitation program.

David Calvert, of Vancouver, is a marketing manager. His term expires Sept. 24, 2001.

Katrinka Gentile, of Shoreline, is active in disability and advocacy programs. Her term expires Sept. 24, 2003.

Noemi Ortega, of Kennewick, is a rehabilitation project coordinator, and James Morris, of Vancouver, is the executive director of various disability programs. Both terms expire Sept. 24, 2002.

Filling vacancies and appointed to full terms are Nick Haikel, of Sultan, Diane Weldert, of Spokane, Pamela Wilson, of Vancouver, and Margaret Hellberg, of Olympia. All terms expire Sept. 24, 2003.

Kathleen Coster, of Spokane, and Laurie Ford, of Seattle. Both terms expire Sept. 24, 2003.

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