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Date: May 9, 2011
Contact: Greg Case, District Liaison to Josh Brown
(360) 337-4428 or
No: 2011-028

Governor announces appointment of Commissioner Brown to Salmon Recovery
Funding Board

(Port Orchard, WA) – Governor Chris Gregoire announced last Thursday that Commissioner Josh Brown has been appointed to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB), filling the vacancy left by Clallam County Commissioner Steve Tharinger, who resigned when he was elected to the state legislature.

Brown, who also serves as Chair of the Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), sees great parallel between the two. “The water quality problems that the HCCC has worked to address impacts the recovery programs that are implemented by SRFB,” Brown stated.

Brown has distinguished himself as a regional leader, where he is the incoming President of the Puget Sound Regional Council. He also is an active member of the Washington State Association of Counties, where he has represented Kitsap County on the association’s Legislative Steering Committee since 2007. He is past-president of the association’s Western District, and past-Chair of WSAC’s Coastal Counties Caucus. He also serves on the Transportation Committee for the National Association of Counties.

The appointment effective upon Senate Approval will run through July of 2013.


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