Printer Friendly

NEW WASHINGTON STATE PARKS DIRECTOR IMMEDIATELY FACES CHALLENGES

NEW WASHINGTON STATE PARKS DIRECTOR IMMEDIATELY FACES CHALLENGES
 OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleve Pinnix took over today as the newly appointed director for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
 Assuming his duties in the midst of massive statewide budget cuts, the new director must immediately make critical decisions. Faced with a declining operations and maintenance budget, the State Parks 232,000-acre system includes 107 developed parks and interpretive centers with on-site staff. It includes 7,710 campsites, 699 miles of trails, 10 environmental learning centers and 22,808 feet of moorage floats and docks. The number of visitors has increased dramatically over the years.
 Appointed by the State Parks Commission, Pinnix, a former National Park Service ranger, replaces Jan Tveten, who retired last month after 12 years as director of the agency.
 Pinnix served as State Parks deputy director for three years. He served for six years as deputy supervisor and associate supervisor for the Washington Department of Natural Resources. He also has been a consultant for the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on national parks and recreation. Prior to those positions, Pinnix worked for the National Park Service as a park ranger in such various areas as Mount Rainier, Mammoth Cave (Kentucky) and the Statue of Liberty (New York).
 -0- 12/2/91
 NOTE TO EDITORS: Cleve Pinnix is available for interviews on his new job, the effect of the budget cuts, the future of the state parks system, the lasting value of outdoor recreation in our state and any other topics you may wish to explore. Photos are available. Call State Parks Public Affairs Administrator Janet O'Mara at 206-586-6120.
 /CONTACT: Janet O'Mara of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, 206-586-6120/ CO: Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission ST: Washington IN: SU:


JH-LM -- SE012 -- 8501 12/02/91 16:45 EST
COPYRIGHT 1991 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1991 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Dec 2, 1991
Words:305
Previous Article:FIRST UNION TO SELL FINANCE SUBSIDIARY
Next Article:FDA ISSUES CORTICOSTEROID WARNING


Related Articles
Plans submitted for prestige office scheme.
Washington's Children Past and Future: 1900 to 2000.
Mental Illness Tops Injuries as No. 1 Reason for Child Hospitalizations.
Go to College, Get a New Car: Top Schools Turn to Car Sharing to Improve Campus Life.
Repositioned building helps art exhibit succeed.
New TOMCAR(R) Vice President to Focus on Increasing Awareness of TOMCAR Vehicles Among Law Enforcement and Military.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters