Pierce County Executive McCarthy named Puget Sound Regional Council VP

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has elected Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy as its Vice-President and Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown as its president. The vote took place on Thurs., May 26, at the annual meeting of the agency’s General Assembly, which represents a four-county area. Executive McCarthy has served on PSRC’s Executive Board since her election in 2008. In February, she became the Vice Chair of the Transportation Policy Board. Commissioner Brown chaired the PSRC Operations Committee for the past two years. The General Assembly of the PSRC includes elected representation from all the members of the PSRC, including counties, cities, towns, state agencies, transit agencies, ports, and Tribal Governments. The Assembly meets at least annually to vote on key issues regarding the PSRC work program and its leadership. PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 county, city, port, transit, tribal and state agencies serving the region. In 2012, PSRC will select projects for the roughly $400 million in federal funds the region can expect to receive over the next few years. PSRC is also the lead regional economic development planning resource and home to the Prosperity Partnership. More information is available at http://www.psrc.org .