Puget Sound names new executive director

News PSRC December 05, 2003
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Snohomish County, Wash

Snohomish County, Wash., Executive Bob Drewel will be the new executive director of the Puget Sound Regional Council. Drewel emerged as the leading candidate from a nationwide search launched last summer. He was named to the position by the PSRC's 26-member executive board.

The Regional Council coordinates long-range growth, economic and transportation planning for King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, it's 82 cities and towns, transit agencies, ports and state agencies. It is a conduit for federal funding for transportation projects, a regional resource for data and forecasting and it supports the work of the region's economic development district.

"We've built one of the nation's premier regional planning agencies and I am delighted to be selected to advance this work and help bring this region forward together," said Drewel. "I'm bullish about our future."

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