FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 3, 1996
Lowry announces board and commission
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry today announced the following board and commission appointments.
Martin C. Minkoff of Bellingham has been newly appointed to the Commute Trip Reduction Task force. Minkoff is replacing Rand Riness, who resigned. Minkoff is the general manager for the Whatcom Transportation Authority. His term expires in 2000.
The Commute Trip Reduction Task Force establishes guidelines for state commute trip reduction plans.
David O. Burt of Bellingham has been re-appointed to the state Correctional Industries Board. Burt is a partner in a small certified public accounting firm that emphasizes agriculture tax, planning and finance. He also is a resident faculty member of the Western Agriculture Credit School that instructs loan officers and mid-level bank managers on agriculture accounting issues.
Burt has served as chairman of both the Whatcom Community College Farm Management Advisory Committee and the Voluntary Action Center Board of Directors. His term expires in 1999.
The Correctional Industries Board advises the Department of Corrections on programs designed to offer work experience training of inmates, along with the investing of funds from enterprises and work programs.
William B. Whitlow Jr. of Seattle has been re-appointed to the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. Whitlow, director of research for a Seattle securities company, specializes in the transportation and capital goods sectors. He is affiliated with and past president of the Seattle Society of Financial Analysts. His term expires in 1998.
Desmond O'Rourke of Pullman has been re-appointed to the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. O'Rourke, who has a doctorate in agricultural economics, is director of the IMPACT Center and a former economics professor at Washington State University. He has been involved in agriculture policy advisory roles, including past memberships on the Governor's Agriculture Market Development Task Force and the Washington State Rapeseed Advisory Board in the 1980s. His term expires in 1998.
John B. Griffiths of Seattle has been re-appointed to the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. Griffiths is a project manager in marketing for the Boeing Company where he assesses strategies and evaluates long-term business decisions for the Commercial Airlines Group. In addition to his dual undergraduate degrees in geography and economics from Sheffield University, he also has completed the management program from the Graduate School of Business Studies at the University of Washington. His term expires in 1998.
Richard S. Conway Jr. of Seattle has been re-appointed to the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. Conway, who has a doctorate in regional economics, is principal of an economic research and consulting firm. He also is co-publisher of the Puget Sound Economic Forecaster, a quarterly newsletter on the economic outlook of the Puget Sound region, and serves on the editorial boards of the Regional Science Review and the Journal of Regional Science, and on the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast Council.
Conway is an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington and a member of the Department of Economics and Finance Advisory Board at Seattle University. Conway has a master's degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. His term expires in 1998.
The Governor's Council of Economic Advisors counsels the governor on state financial matters, including the state budget, tax policy, the issuance of debt and debt management, cash management and other fiscal matters that reflect upon the overall condition of the state.
John Garner of Marysville has been named to the Forest Practices Board. Garner, a Snohomish County Councilman, has served on various local boards for a number of years. His most recent appointments have been to state and national advisory committees dealing with timber issues.
A U.S. Navy veteran and retired high school teacher and principal, Garner also served as city administrator for the City of Marysville for more than seven years. He is a 22-year Rotary member, serves on the board of the Marysville/North Snohomish County YMCA, and is a former board member of the Evergreen Council of Boy Scouts.
Garner will serve as the board's county commissioner representative, replacing John Magnono, who resigned. He will serve until 1999.
Dave Wilbur of Pasco has also been appointed to the Forest Practices Board, replacing John Smith, whose term expired. Wilbur has served as deputy director and acting executive director of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and is a graduate of the University of Washington. Wilbur's term expires in 1999.
The state Forest Practices Board establishes minimum standards for forest practices and provides procedures for voluntary development of reserve management plans.
Dr. Loren Anderson of Tacoma has been re-appointed to the Higher Education Facilities Authority. Anderson has been the president of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma since 1992 and is active in various educational organizations. He is a board member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America.
Anderson is vice president of the Board of Washington Friends of Higher Education and secretary of the Board of Independent Colleges of Washington. He also is a board member of the Annie Wright School and executive committee member of the Council of College Presidents. Anderson received his master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan and his bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Minnesota. His term expires in 2000.
The Higher Education Facilities Authority authorizes the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and loans proceeds to private, non-profit institutions of higher education.
Todd Whitrock of Longview has been appointed to the Commission on Judicial Conduct. Whitrock replaces Pamela Bracy, who resigned. Whitrock is an electrical supervisor with Raytheon Constructors in Kalama, Wash. He has served on numerous boards and commissions. Whitrock's term expires in 1997.
K. Collins Sprague of Olympia has been appointed to the Commission on Judicial Conduct. Collins, who previously served an a alternate to the commission, is a government relations representative for the Washington Water Power Company. He serves on the board of directors for South Sound Options in Olympia.
Sprague received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, where he graduated cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He replaces Ruth Coffin Schroeder, whose term has expired, and will serve until 2000.
The Commission on Judicial Conduct views complaints alleging possible violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct. The commission also enforces the state ethics legislation for members and employees of the state judicial system.
Anup K. Deol of Mukilteo, a practicing optometrist, has been newly appointed to the state Optometry Board. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and her doctorate of optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry.
Deol, affiliated with the Washington Association of Optometric Physicians, will be replacing Jeffrey Forrey. Her term expires in 1999.
The Optometry Board examines candidates for licensure or registration, holds disciplinary hearings and adopts regulations to promote safety and protect the public.
Roger Sanford of Olympia has been appointed to the state Personnel Appeals Board, replacing Nora Reynolds, who resigned. Sanford has more than 10 years experience providing mediation and arbitration assistance for the state Department of Personnel and the Personnel Appeals Board, and has another 20 years experience with the personnel department developing and administering personnel examinations, classifying positions and recruiting.
Since October 1993, Sanford has headed Sanford Mediation Service in Olympia, where he serves as a contract mediator. He has a bachelor's degree in industrial relations from St. Martin's College. Sanford will serve until July 1999.
The state Personnel Appeals Board is a three-member board charged with hearing appeals related to the personnel matters of state employees.
Russ Hauge of Port Orchard has been re-appointed to the Sentencing Guidelines Commission. Hauge is the current Kitsap County prosecutor. He received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law and his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. Hauge's term expires in 1999.
Hurbert Locke of Seattle has been re-appointed chairman of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission. Locke is a professor at the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. His term expires in 1999.
Ricardo Martinez of Redmond has been re-appointed to the Sentencing Guidelines Commission. Martinez has been a King County Superior Court judge since April 1990 and worked as an attorney in the King County Prosecutor's Office for 10 years prior to becoming a judge. His term expires in 1999.
Cyrus Vance of Seattle has been re-appointed to the Sentencing Guidelines Commission. Vance is a partner in the law firm of Culp, Guterson and Grader. Vance was a prosecuting attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office in New York City for six years prior to moving to Seattle. His term expires in 1999.
The Sentencing Guidelines Commission recommends standard sentences for felony offenses, studies sentencing practices across the state, studies the criminal code and makes recommendations for modification.
George F. Riedel of Tacoma has been re-appointed to the Veterans Affairs Advisory Council. Riedel served in the U.S. Army from 1947-1975 and has been a post commander, district commander and state commander in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His term expires in 2000.
Francis W. Agnus of Everett has also been re-appointed to the Veterans Affairs Advisory Council. Agnus served in the U.S. Army Air Corps/U.S. Air Force from 1940-1961 and was the national commander of the American Ex-Prisoners of War in 1990-91. His term expires in 2000.
David Mann of Toppenish has been re-appointed to the Veterans Affairs Advisory Council. Mann served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1981. He has been active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and other organizations. His term expires in 2000.
Oria S. Berndt of Tacoma has been re-appointed to the Veterans Affairs Advisory Council. Berndt served in the U.S. Army from 1949-1977 and has been active in the Non-Commissioned Officers Association and other organizations. His term expires in 2000.
The Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee advises the governor and the Department of Veterans Affairs on programs related to veterans, their dependents and survivors.
Joseph J. Pinzone of Camas has been appointed to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Pinzone replaces Marian Svinth, whose term expired. Pinzone is the vice president for legal and public affairs for Sharp Microelectronics Technology Inc. His term expires in 1999.
The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board provides planning, coordination, evaluation, monitoring and policy analysis for the state training system. The board also advises the governor and Legislature concerning the state training system.
For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.