Office of Governor Gary Locke
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 20, 2002
Contact: Governor's Communications Office, 360-902-4136
Alt Contact: Michael Marchand, Governor’s Communications Office, 360-902-4136
Locke Names New Head of Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office
Gov. Gary Locke today appointed longtime conservation expert Steve Meyer as the new director of the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office.
Meyer previously served nine years as executive director of the State Conservation Commission and six years as director of governmental affairs for the National Association of Conservation Districts in Washington, D.C.
“Steve knows the state salmon programs and individuals involved, and he is the right person for this job,” Locke said. “Steve knows that I want on-the-ground results, and I want accountability for the money we are spending on salmon.”
“It is important that we continue to create helpful salmon recovery plans that can be implemented and produces results,” Locke said. “This will occur at the local and regional watershed level, working in partnership with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and other state agencies, the Northwest Power Planning Council, and tribal leaders.
Meyer will also work with other state natural resource agencies on securing federal funding for salmon recovery.
“I am pleased with Steve’s appointment,” said Bill Ruckelshaus, Chairman of the State Salmon Recovery Funding Board. “I have worked with Steve for several years, and I know he is committed to working with people and getting things done.”
Meyer is a Montana native, and a graduate of Montana State University.
- Governor’s Salmon Recovery Efforts