Garrido Apppointed to State
Task Force to design,
present transportation investment package
to 2012 Legislature
(Port Orchard, WA) - Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido
has been selected by Govenor Chris Gregoire to serve on the newly created
Connecting Washington Task Force.
Garrido and her colleagues are charged with
developing a 10-year investing and funding plan for the state’s transportation
system and presenting it to the 2012 Legislature. The Connecting Washington Task
Force will review statewide transportation needs, recommend the most promising
projects for investment, and identify potential revenue sources.
“I am excited about being involved in the
transportation conversation at the state level,” said Garrido. “I intend to be a
voice for Kitsap County and will pay attention to the many transportation issues
important to those in our community.”
Connecting Washington’s members consist of locally
elected officials and representatives from tribes, organized labor, trade
associations and businesses, along with transit, consumer and environmental
advocates. It includes the chairs and ranking minority members of the House and
Senate Transportation Committees, the Secretary of Transportation and Chair of
the State Transportation Commission. Gregoire will chair the group and help lead
its meetings, which will begin this week and occur periodically throughout the
summer and fall.
Garrido is well known in government agencies across
the state for her advocacy of transportation issues, and mainly those of our
Garrido serves as Kitsap County Commissioner for
District 2. She was elected to this post twice; first in 1997, and in 2009.
Previous former state board appointments include the Governor’s Affordable
Housing Advisory Board, the Municipal Research Council, the Public Works Board,
and the Kitsap County Boundary Review Board.
For more information, please contact Aimee Gordon
Warthen, District 2 Liaison, at 360.337.7097.