Clallam residents named to coastal marine advisory panel

Three Clallam County residents were appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Coastal Marine Advisory Council Northwest Region.

The appointees are Richard Osborne of Joyce, William Fleck of Forks and Jeffrey Ward of Sequim.

Marine council members advise the governor, state Legislature and state and local agencies about state Pacific coastal waters resource management issues including policy, planning and management.

Specifically, coastal waters entail the Pacific Ocean seaward from Cape Flattery south to Cape Disappointment from mean high tide seaward 200 miles.

Osborne was appointed as a representative of a science organization. Ward was appointed as a representative of coastal energy industries or organizations.

Osborne and Ward were appointed and began their terms Nov. 3. Both terms are slated to end Oct. 7, 2019. Fleck was appointed and began his term Nov. 6 as a representative of North Pacific Marine Resources Committee. His term is slated to end Oct. 7, 2021.

Members who serve on the council are not compensated. For more information, visit

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