The Office of the Governor engages in eight separate activities.
Executive Operations for the Governorís Office
The Governor is the chief executive officer of the state, responsible for the overall administration
of the affairs of the state of Washington. The Office of the Governor includes staff members who
assist the Governor with administrative support, communicating with the public, and representing
the Governorís policy recommendations to the Legislature.
The Governor, with the recommendation of the Director of Community, Trade and Economic
Development and the Economic Development Commission uses the Economic Development
Strategic Reserve to invest in public infrastructure or technical assistance to prevent business
closure or relocation outside the state, or to recruit business to the state.
The Education Ombudsman was created to provide information and investigative services to
parents, students, and others regarding their rights and responsibilities with respect to the stateís
public elementary and secondary education system, and advocating on behalf of elementary and
Maintenance of the Governorís Mansion
The Executive Mansion is provided by the state for the Governorís residential use and to fulfill
ceremonial responsibilities. The Governorís personal expenses are the responsibility of the
Governor and are not included in the mansion budget.
Office of the Family and Childrenís Ombudsman
The Office of the Family and Childrenís Ombudsman is responsible for investigating complaints
against state agencies involving the protection of the children from abuse and neglect, and/or the
provision of child welfare services. The Office researches issues facing child protective/welfare
system and recommends changes for improvements.
Oil Spill Advisory Council
The Oil Spill Advisory Council was created for the purpose of maintaining the Stateís vigilance in
oil spill prevention and improving preparedness and response.
Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team
The Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team coordinates the activities of state and local
agencies to protect and restore the biological heath and diversity of Puget Sound for the
enjoyment of, and use by, Washington citizens. The Team establishes two-year work plans and
budgets that delineate state and local actions, coordinates monitoring and research programs,
identifies and resolves policy or rule conflicts, provides technical assistance to local governments,
promotes extensive public participation, disseminates information about Puget Sound and
assesses and reports on the successes and opportunities for improvements of each two-year
Salmon Recovery Office
The Governorís Salmon Recovery Office was established by the Legislature through the Salmon
Recovery Planning Act. The Salmon Officeís role is to coordinate and produce a statewide
salmon strategy, assist in the development of regional salmon recovery plans, secure current and
future funding for local, regional and state recovery efforts and provide the biennial State of
Salmon report to the Legislature.
The Governorís headquarters is in Olympia. The Governor also has offices in Seattle,
Vancouver, Spokane and Washington D.C.
During 2006, the Agency had 77 employees. The appropriation for the Agency was
approximately $12.6 million for the biennium.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
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Name Job Title Salary(monthly or hourly) ACK, BRADLEY L CHAIR 6833 ALKIRE, WILLIAM A LEGISLATIVE DIR 8833 ANDERSON, KEVIN A WMS BAND 2 4539 AVERILL, DANIEL K ENVIRON SCIENTST 4000 BEALE, HARRIET G O&I PROGRAM MGR 5110 BIERY, NANCY R DIR EXT AFFAIRS 7750 BRACE, SARAH T SCIENCE LIAISON 4250 BRETT, KENNETH F SR CORRESP ANYLS 3245 CAMBALIK, JOHN J LOCAL LIAISON 4305 CAMPBELL, KAREN T EXEC APPT ANLYST 3749 CHARLES, MARY MANSION COORD 5202 CHRISTIAN, TERESA ADMIN ASSISTANT 2900 CLARK, DENNIS B EXEC POL ADV 4230 CLARK, KELLI A EXEC SCHEDULER 4407 CRISS, ANNE L ENV ED CONTR ADM 3650 CULVERWELL, HILARY S LOCAL LIAISON 4165 DANLEY, BERTHA MICHE PUB LIAS OFFICER 3673 DEMEYER, SCOTT M INF TCH SYS SP 3 2217 DOHRMANN, JOHN D POLICY DIRECTOR 6416 DOWD, PATRICK K OMBUDSMAN 5784 DROSCHER, TONI W GRAPHIC DESIGNER 3273 FAGERGREN, DUANE C DEPUTY DIRECTOR 6353 FARLEY, L MARY CORRESP EDITOR 3757 FITZSIMMONS, TOM CHIEF OF STAFF 10889 FRANK, LESLIE A ADM SVCS MGR 4541 FULWILER, KYLE D MANSION COOK 28.33 GETCHELL, MARY A COMMUN MANAGER 4626 GLASOE, STUART D WMS BAND 2 4751 GOODY, BARBARA J CONF. SECRETARY 4308 GRAYS, DAISY CORRESP ANALYST 2997 GREEN-SISTRUNK, CARO CORRESPOND ANAL 1499 HEINEMANN, BRENT A ADMINISTRATOR 6676 HUGHES, SANDRA D CORRESP ANALYST 3542 HULL, TERRY LEGISLATIVE LIAS 4811 HULTMAN, SHELBY L LEGL AFFAIRS AST 4059 HUYNH, THI A LEGAL INTERN 3000 ISAKI, PAUL SPEC AST GOV-BUS 8500 JOLY, JENNIFER A GENERAL COUNSEL 8542 KENDRICK, BARBARA J CONST SVCS MGR 4914 KENDRICK, KIRSTEN M DPTY COMM DIR 6181 KIM, ANNA COMMUN SPEC 4313 KNACKSTEDT, MARY L ENVIRON EDU SPEC 4358 KUPER, GLENN G CORRESP EDITOR 4934 LANDINO, ELLEN M EXEC ASST TO GOV 5202 LIDREN, STEPHANIE A DIR ADMIN SERV 4473 LOCKE, GARY F GOVERNOR 12094 LONG, JACQUELINE C EXEC RECEPTIONST 2852 LYSHALL, LINDA LOCAL LIASON 2730 MARSH III, ALFONSO M PUB LIAS OFFICER 3906 MASON WILGIS, LINDA OMBUDSMAN 5250 MC CURDY, MARY ANN PUB LIAS OFFICER 3935 MCNALLY, RAE ANNE SR GRAPHIC DESIN 3000 MEINIG, MARY B ACT DIRECTOR OMB 6845 MYERS, DOUG R WETLANDS HAB SPC 4559 OECHSNER, SARAH J INFO SPC/OFF ADM 2916 PERKINS, GARY M CORRESP EDITOR 3757 PFUNDT, BARRY W CORRESP EDITOR 3614 PHILLIPS, PAMELA J CORRESP EDITOR 3989 PRIGGE, DIANE L SPEC ASST B&C 4120 REDMAN, SCOTT B DIR OF PROGRAMS 5923 ROBERTSON, JULIE SKI CONSTNT REL MGR 2141 RYAN, KYM M EXEC ASST TO COS 5105 SCHAEFER, TRACIE M EXECUTIVE RECEPT 15.38 SCHIEWE, KASEY A EXC AST EXT AFRS 4113 STRICKLER, TIMOTHY A GIS SPECIALIST 3500 SUAN, STACEY L EXECUTIVE ASSIST 4034 TAYLOR, KATHERINE L LOCAL LIASON 4457 WALLACE, SHARON A COMM DIRECTOR 7083 WICKER, KELLY A SPEC AST COM REL 5184 WILLIAMS, ADALGISA ADMIN ASST 2874 WOLFSON, STEVEN N OMBUDSMAN 4833 WOODS, JULIE B CORRESP ANLYST 2517 WULKAN, BRUCE T WMS BAND 2 4751By clicking on the rainbow colored square icon, you can see information about the people who look at these webpages. These statistics report meters are free to anybody.
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