FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 1996
Gov. Lowry makes board and commission
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry today
announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions.
Sen. Harriet A. Spanel, D-Bellingham, and Sen. Dean
Sutherland, D-Hockinson, were reappointed to the Pacific Marine
Spanel, who is serving her first term in the Senate after three
terms in the House, is a past member of the Bellingham Planning
Commission and the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Board, and
is a current member of the Economic Development Association of
Skagit County. She also is a past president of the League of Women
Voters. Sutherland is serving his second term in the Senate. He
has been involved in residential, commercial and industrial construction.
The council advises the state Department of Fish and Wildlife
and the governor on developments within the North Pacific Fisheries
Management Council and state or national legislation that would
affect Washington-based high seas fishing fleets.
Henry W. Field of Pasco was named to the Hanford Area
Economic Investment Fund Committee, replacing Lupe Barragan, who
resigned. Field is a certified public accountant and currently
works with McCurley Automotive Dealerships in Pasco. He also is
active in the Bailie Memorial Youth Foundation, the Bailie Memorial
Youth Ranch and Ducks Unlimited.
John R. Neill of Richland was named to the Hanford Area
Economic Investment Fund Committee, replacing Leigh Hanson, who
resigned. Neill is vice president and manager for Central Washington
commercial banking with Seattle First National Bank. Neill also
is the vice chairman of administration for the Tri-City Industrial
Development Council, and has served on the group's executive committee
and board of directors. He has worked with the March of Dimes,
the Southeast Washington Development Association and the Tri-Cities
Boys and Girls Clubs.
The Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Committee accepts loans
or grants from state and federal agencies to pay for infrastructure
projects or economic development projects, and recommends a spending
strategy for those funds.
Judy Fortier of Tacoma was reappointed to the Governor's
Affirmative Action Policy Committee. She currently serves as the
City of Tacoma Women's Rights division coordinator. She also has
served on the YWCA of Tacoma-Pierce County and the Tacoma Urban
League's business advisory committee. She currently is vice chairwoman
of the Washington chapter of the National Organization for Women.
The committee serves as a policy and review body for the state's
affirmative action program and reviews and approves state agency
affirmative action plans.
Marilyn Glenn Sayan of Shelton was named to the Public
Employees Relations Commission, replacing Janet Gaunt, whose term
expired. Sayan is a private consultant in employment dispute resolution
services. Sayan retired from state employment after 32 years,
serving in her last position as acting director of the state Department
of Personnel. She also has served on the State Productivity Board,
Career Executive Advisory Council and the Interagency Committee
of State Employed Women, and as chairwoman of the Public Service
Recognition Week committee. She is a member of the League of Women
Voters in Mason County, past member of the Thurston-Mason Mental
Health Board and past member of the Mason County Civil Service
The commission provides uniform and impartial settlement of public
Jeri Lowry of Vancouver has been named to the Governor's
Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Lowry, currently working with commercial
and multi-family dwelling development, served as a legislative
assistant to former state representative Joe King and as an administrative
assistant to former Gov. Booth Gardner. She also has served on
the Governor's Council on Substance Abuse and has been a den leader
for Boy Scouts.
The council advises the governor on HIV/AIDS-related programs
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.