FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 1996
McGuire named to Central Puget Sound
Growth Management Hearings Board
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry today appointed Edward G. McGuire of
Tacoma to the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.
"Ed has a comprehensive understanding of land use issues
and will provide a thorough and fair approach to hearings before
the board," the governor said. "His work as a planner
and his training in law and dispute resolution will offer a balanced
approach in addressing growth management issues."
McGuire, 50, currently serves as attorney for the Pierce County
Council. He also has held positions with the Washington State
Energy Office, where he acted as legislative liaison, and with
the Washington State House of Representatives, where he served
as counsel and research analyst for the Energy and Utilities and
Natural Resources committees.
McGuire received his law degree in land use and environmental
law from the University of Puget Sound. He also earned his bachelor's
and master's degrees from the University of Illinois and holds
planning certification from the American Institute of Certified
His appointment becomes effective Aug. 12, and his salary will
The Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board is one
of three quasi-judicial boards created by the Washington Legislature
to hear appeals to county and city growth-planning policies by
King, Pierce, Kitsap and Snohomish counties. Other boards are
the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board and the
Eastern Washington Growth Hearings Board.
Each board has three members appointed by the governor. One must
be an attoney, one must be a member of the general public, and
one must be a former local elected official. Each board may have
no more than two members from the same political party, and no
more than two members from the same county.
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.