Lowry appoints members to outdoor recreation committee

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry today announced the appointment of a new chairwoman and a member of the board to the state's Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation (IAC).

The 8-member IAC provides grants and planning assistance to state and local governments for the purchase of recreation and habitat land and the development of recreational facilities.

In today's announcement, the governor named Donna M. Mason of Vancouver to serve as board chairwoman. Serving her second term as an IAC member, Mason is cable television director for the City of Vancouver/Clark County.

The new chairwoman also serves on the board of directors for Leadership Clark County and was a member of the state's 1989 Centennial Commission. Mason succeeds Dr. Eliot Scull, whose term has expired.

The governor also named Robert L. Parlette of Wenatchee to a 3-year term on the board. Parlette, an attorney and orchardist, is a community leader and sports advocate. Parlette has served on the Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees, the state Centennial Winter Games Committee, and the Allied Arts Coalition, and was a captain in the U.S. Air Force.

The IAC includes five members appointed by the governor from the general public, as well as two agency directors and the state Commissioner of Public Lands.

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For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.