Commissioner Price Johnson becomes state leader

Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson will serve as president of the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC).

The commissioner representing South Whidbey was sworn in during the 107th Annual County Leaders Conference in Vancouver, Wash., earlier this month. After the appointment, Price Johnson thanked her peers for considering her for the position.

“I am truly honored to be stepping into this position with the association,” she said in a news release. “Thank you for trusting me to represent Washington state’s counties as your incoming president.”

Created in 1906, the Washington State Association of Counties is a voluntary, non-profit association serving the state’s 39 counties and representing them at the state legislature, the governor’s office, and regulatory agencies. Members include elected county commissioners, council members and executives from all of Washington’s 39 counties.

In the news release, Price Johnson was quoted as telling the county-elected officials that common ground must be found, as it has in the past, to help each other.

During the WSAC conference, Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson was elected to the Western Alternate position on WSAC’s Board of Directors for 2014.


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