Miranda Wecker of Naselle, chairwoman of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission since 2008 and a commissioner since 2005, will remain on the panel through 2018.
Gov. Jay Inslee reappointed Wecker on Tuesday to a six-year term to end Dec. 31, 2018, part of a two-appointment announcement with a distinctly coastal/commercial fishing focus.
Wecker oversees the Marine Program at the University of Washington Olympic Natural Resources Center. Robert Kehoe of Seattle, appointed on Tuesday to a vacant at-large position that runs through 2014, is executive director of the Purse Seine Vessel Oweners Association and has represented the commercial fishing industry on the Pacific Salmon Commission since 2001.
Tuesday’s appointments leave one vacant Eastern Washington position. The terms of two Eastern Washington commissioners had expired at the end of 2012; one was filled June 13 by Jay Holzmiller of Anatone. The makeup of the commission is designed to represent statewide interests, with at least three members residing in Eastern Washington, three in Western Washington and three at-large members.
The commission’s next meeting isn’t until Aug. 2-3. Go here for more on the commission.