Introducing the Agricultural Business & Innovation Park’s Green Ribbon Panel
The SW Washington Agricultural Business & Innovation Park project has reached a point in its development where the Thurston EDC recognizes the need to convene a panel of community partners and agricultural stakeholders to help us guide the future governance and development of the park.
Introducing the Green Ribbon Panel!
The Panel’s first meeting is on Monday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Quarry House in Tenino. We plan on holding a total of four meetings over the next few months.
We are gathering individuals with experiences and expertise in financing, development, construction, agriculture production and processing, legislative affairs, financing and community development. The primary duty of the panel will be to develop a governance model that will guide the use of the park. We envision that this model will include, but not be limited to, promotion of the park, maintenance, infrastructure, professional management, and legislative affairs.
Green Ribbon Panel Members
Maureen Harkcom, Lewis Farm Bureau
Bob Mohrbacher, Centralia College
JT Wilcox, WA State Legislature
Stephen Bramwell, WSU Extension
Randy Muller, Port of Chehalis
Mike Peroni, Northwest Ag Biz Center
Tom Davis, WA State Farm Bureau
Sarah Moorehead, Thurston Conservation District
Dave Fenn or Bob Amrine, Lewis Conservation District (and producer)
Scott Nelson, Nelson Ranch (producer)
Kevin Jensen, Jensen Ranch (producer)
Sam Gibboney, Port of Olympia
Josh Cummings, Thurston County
Wayne Fournier, City of Tenino
Derek Sandison, WSDA
Will Rutherford, Tenino Planning Commission
Steven Daniels Brown, Marketing
Jace Munson, Construction
Carrie Whistler, Finance
Perry Shea, Engineering
Kevin Ekar, Civic