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Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: July 20, 2011

Contact: Aimee Gordon Warthen,
District 2 Liaison - Kitsap County Commissioners Office
360-337-7097 or
No: 2011-050


Garrido Apppointed to State Transportation
Task Force

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 marine highways.

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.



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