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  Mark Cox
Lewis County Commissioner Bobby Jackson Lee Napier
Mason County David Windom  
Thurston County Commissioner Tye Menser Kaitlynn Nelson
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation Glen Connelly Colleen Suter
Port of Centralia Vacant  
Port of Grays Harbor Phil Papac Alissa Shay
City of Aberdeen Ed Moch Kris Koski
City of Centralia Kim Ashmore  
City of Chehalis Councilman Terry Harris Patrick Wiltzius
Hoquiam Brian Shay  
McCleary Councilman Jaron Heller  
Montesano Dan Wood  
Napavine Deborah Graham  Shawn O’Neill 
Ocean Shores Nick Bird  
Thurston PUD Chris Stearns  
Environment Jan Robinson (Chehalis River Basin Land Trust) Sabra Noyes
Lewis County Citizen Jim Hill  
Thurston County Citizen Paula Holroyde  
WA Dept. of Ecology Mike Noone  
WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Amy Spoon  
WA Dept of Natural Resources Bob Johnson  
Fisheries Vacant  

Agriculture

Forestry

Brian Thompson (Lewis County Farm Bureau)
Jason Walter

 

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.