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.

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