January 24, 2006
Contact: PJ Callahan
Phone: (360) 3374481
Endresen Assumes Leadership Role for WSAC
County Commissioner Chris Endresen has been appointed Secretary-Treasurer by
the board of the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC).
a letter to the WSAC members announcing her candidacy for the position,
Endresen stated, “Working with the county family over the past nine years
has been one of the favorite aspects of my job as county commissioner. I
have served on the Legislative Steering Committee for the past eight years,
serving two years as co-chair. I currently represent our state, along with
Ron Walters, on the Western Interstate Region Board of Directors, and I am
chair of the Urban County Caucus.”
Endresen began her third term as Kitsap County Commissioner in January 2005.
As an experienced legislator, Endresen represents the county on important
state and local boards, including the Puget Sound and Kitsap Regional
Coordinating Councils, the Kitsap County Board of Health, Kitsap Transit,
Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority, CENCOM Policy Board and the
Hood Canal Coordinating Council.
“I am delighted with Chris’s appointment to this leadership position at WSAC,”
said Commissioner Joan Frey of Klickitat County. “Chris has a wonderful
ability to understand the whole dynamic of issues and understand all parts.
While it was time for a western Washington appointment to the board, I am
confident Chris will represent the east and west equally. She has a unique
ability to look at all sides of the equation.”
Endresen lives in Poulsbo with her husband, Rick, and their children,
Jessica and Quinn. Endresen worked in the private sector for a total of 20
years prior to entering public service. She recently received her Masters in
Public Administration from Dan Evans School of Public Administration.
“Whether large or small, east or west, urban or rural, all counties in our
state face challenges. WSAC is the place to support each other, work to
solve problems and learn from our peers,” said Endresen. “I am proud to
assume this leadership role representing Washington counties statewide.”