Members

The Chehalis Basin Partnership consists of government and agency representatives, as well as citizens. Below is a list of the current membership.

Member Organization Current Representative Current Alternate
Grays Harbor County Commissioner Randy Ross
Lewis County Commissioner Bobby Jackson Lee Napier
Mason County Vacant
Thurston County Commissioner Bud Blake Cindy White
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation Glen Connelly TBD
Port of Centralia Art Lehman
Port of Grays Harbor Charles Caldwell
City of Aberdeen Rick Sanger Kris Koski
City of Centralia Lee Combs Kahle Jennings
City of Chehalis Councilman Terry Harris Patrick Wiltzius
Hoquiam Paul McMillian
McCleary Vacant
Montesano Mayor Vini Samuel  Dan Wood
Napavine Vacant
Ocean Shores Vacant
Thurston PUD Chris Strearns
 Chehalis River Basin Land Trust Jan Robinson
Lewis County Citizen Jim Hill
Thurston County Citizen Chanele Holbrook
WA Dept. of Ecology TBD  Chrissy Bailey
WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Amy Spoon
WA Dept of Natural Resources Chuck Turley
Fisheries Lonnie Crumley
Agriculture Brian Thompson

The people living in the Chehalis Watershed are the ones who are going to be the most affected by water resource management decision-making. That’s why it’s important to have the widest diversity of voices participate in developing plans for the watershed.  With this in mind, the voices brought to the table for watershed planning through the agreement written in 1998 included: cities, counties, public utility districts, port districts, the Chehalis Tribe,  non-governmental interests (agriculture, fisheries, environmental, business) state agencies, and one citizen appointed for each county.