An enthusiastic new group of elected officials and community representatives has been appointed to serve on PSRC’s boards and help guide regional decision making on growth, transportation and economic development.
Bruce Dammeier, Pierce County’s newly elected Executive, attended his first Executive Board meeting in January.
“I’m really glad to be part of this group and plan to be a very constructive member,” Dammeier told the board, adding that his predecessors John Ladenburg and Pat McCarthy both spoke highly of PSRC “and the important work that gets done here.”
On the Transportation Policy Board, new members include: Pierce County Council Chair Doug Richardson, representing Pierce County; Dan McKisson, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 19, representing Business/Labor; and Trinity Parker, Sound Transit, representing the Transportation Operators Committee. Don Cairns moved from alternate to primary member, representing the Regional Project Evaluation Committee.
New alternates on the Transportation Policy Board include: Councilmember Connie Ladenburg, representing Pierce County; Councilmember Sam Low, representing Snohomish County; Orting Mayor Joe Pestinger, representing Other Cities & Towns in Pierce County; Russ Blount, representing the Regional Project Evaluation Committee; and John Persak, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 19, representing Business/Labor.
The Growth Management Policy Board welcomed Kelly Rider, Housing Development Consortium Seattle-King County, as a new member.
New alternates on the Growth Management Policy Board include: Gig Harbor Mayor Jill Guernsey, representing Other Cities and Towns in Pierce County; North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing, representing Sound Cities Association; Marty Kooistra, Housing Development Consortium Seattle-King; Councilmember Jim McCune, representing Pierce County; and Dr. Susan Turner, Kitsap Public Health District, representing Community/Environment.
The Economic Development Board welcomed Erin Monroe, Workforce Snohomish, as a new member; and Elizabeth Court, Olympic Workforce Development Council, as an alternate.
On the Operations Committee, City of Orting Mayor Joe Pestinger moved from alternate to primary member, representing Other Cities and Towns in Pierce County.
Representatives to the boards are appointed by the local jurisdictions they represent.