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 Wes Cormier  
Lewis County Commissioner Bobby Jackson Lee Napier
Mason County Vacant  
Thurston County Commissioner Tye Menser Cindy Wilson
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation Glen Connelly Colleen Suter
Port of Centralia Art Lehman  
Port of Grays Harbor Charles Caldwell  
City of Aberdeen Rick Sanger Kris Koski
City of Centralia TBD  
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 Stearns  
 Environment Jan Robinson (Chehalis River Basin Land Trust)  
Lewis County Citizen Jim Hill  
Thurston County Citizen TBD  
WA Dept. of Ecology Mike Noone  Chrissy Bailey
WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Amy Spoon  
WA Dept of Natural Resources Bob Johnson  
Fisheries Lonnie Crumley (Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force)  
Agriculture Brian Thompson (Lewis County Farm Bureau)  

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.