Washougal resident appointed to state conservation commission

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Washougal resident Cheryl Kearney to the Washington State Conservation Commission in November.

The commission coordinates with 45 conservation districts in Washington state to provide incentive-based programs that allow private landowners to implement conservation practices on their property, according to its website.

“The commission provides the districts with financial and technical assistance, administrative and operational oversight, program coordination, and promotion of district activities and services,” the website states.

Kearny fulfills the commission’s requirement that one of its two governor-appointed members “be a landowner or operator of a farm,” according to the website.

Kearney’s term began Monday, Dec. 5 , and will run through June 6, 2023.