FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Aug. 8, 1996
Lowry names Green to Transportation Commission
OLYMPIA - Gov. Mike Lowry today
named Thomas A. Green to the Washington Transportation Commission,
a seven-member volunteer board which establishes policy for the
state Department of Transportation.
Green, 52, has been a Chelan County Commissioner since 1977,
serving as chairman of the commission for six separate one-year
terms. He is also vice-chairman of the Washington State Emergency
Management Council and is a retired colonel of the U.S. Army Reserve
and the Washington National Guard.
"Tom Green's knowledge of regional transportation issues
is as extensive as anyone's in the state," Lowry said. "He
will bring a local government perspective to the commission and
a balanced view of how transportation projects should correlate
with good growth management."
In his capacity as county commissioner, Green has served on the
Public Transportation Benefit Area Board (also known as LINK),
which provides mass transit to Chelan and Douglas counties. He
is also chairman of the Chelan County Regional Jail Committee
and chairman of the six-county Columbia River area Council of
Governments. He was separately elected as a director of Educational
Service District 167.
Green replaces Richard Thompson, who resigned from the Transportation
Commission. Green will serve a six-year term.
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.