Southend residents join advisory boards

The Board of Island County Commissioners has been busy lately appointing numerous residents to various community boards and organizations serving in an advisory capacity to county government.

Two Langley residents were recently named to the county's Conservation Futures Advisory Board. On Sept. 23, Jim Pugh was reappointed for a three-year term, and South Whidbey Parks and Recreation Director Suzette Hart was appointed to that board for three years.

CAB advises the county on the distribution of Conservation Futures funds, which go toward the creation and preservation of public space, most usually county and city parks, throughout the islands.

The board reappointed Clinton resident Ray Gabelein to the Island County Fair Board. Gabelein's term runs through October 2005.

County resident George Lloyd has been reappointed to Position 4 on the Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve Trust Board for a four-year term.

Luke Currier of Clinton was appointed Monday to the county's Joint Administration Board on Tourism. Currier, manager of Pacific Northwest Bank in Clinton, will represent the South Whidbey Chamber of Commerce for the Clinton area on the board.

Camano Island resident Michael E. Handley was appointed Monday to the Island County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, which helps distribute tourist-earmarked funds raised through the county lodging tax.

Handley, a member of the Camano Chamber of Commerce, will serve the board as a representative member of activity eligible to receive tourism tax funding.

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