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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PU is Pay Unit: M is monthly, H is hourly, C is contracted, D is daily,
MP is months paid
%FT is percent of full-time
Name Job Title ET-PU MP %FT Salary BALLOU, STEPHANIE R CORRESP EDITOR 2M 0 100 3570 BROWN, MARTIN LEGISLATIVE DIR 2M 0 100 11918 CALVERT, JOSHUA D PROG ASSISTANT 2M 0 100 3158.08 CAREY, PATRICIA B COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST 2M 0 80 3833.6 CERVANTES, JEWEL A EXEC RECPTIONIST 2M 0 100 2668 CLARK, DENNIS B EXEC POL ADV 2M 0 100 4670 DELANEY, MICHIKO ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 DUANE, ANDREA N ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 15.71 DUBOIS, PHILIP P EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE ANALYST 2M 0 100 3366 EDWARDS, RALPH P COMM DIRECTOR 2M 0 100 10485 EIDENBERG-NOPPE, DANIELLE J EDUCATION OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 80 4028 FARLEY, L M CORRESP EDITOR 2M 0 100 4146 FIDLER, ALICE J ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 FLORES, MARIA R EDUCATION OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 100 5289 FRANK, LESLIE A ADM SVCS MGR 2M 0 80 4008.8 FREDERICKS, LINDA S EXEC ASSISTANT 2M 0 100 5608 GOBEILLE, KRISTA L CORRESP ANALYST 2M 0 100 3789 GREEN-SISTRUNK, CARO CORRESPOND ANAL 2M 0 100 3307.76 GRIFFIN, JEANNE M ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 HAGLUND, LINDA E ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 HANNAH, JENNIE ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 HARRIS, JENNIFER A LEGAL OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 100 5841 HEINEMANN, BRENT A DIR INT REL/PRO 2M 0 100 7736 HENDERSON, HEIDI M ED OMB - FAMILY INVOLVEMENT SPECIALIST 2M 0 80 4231.2 HINTON, COLLEEN OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 80 4386.4 HOSS, SCHUYLER F PUB LIAS OFFICER 2M 0 100 4250 JENSON, MARIAN J ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 JOHNSON, AMY INFO. REF. SPECIALIST /OFFICE ADMIN. 2M 0 100 3188 JOHNSON, KARI ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 JUDD, RON G DIR EXT AFFAIRS 2M 0 100 10485 KIRCHMEIER, COLLEEN K ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 LAFOYA, NORMA J ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 LAMB, CATHLEEN M ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 LANDINO, ELLEN M EXEC ASST TO GOV 2M 0 100 6151 LARSEN, REBECCA A EXEC RECEPTIONST 2M 0 100 3678 LOCKARD, LAURA S PRESS SECRETARY 2M 0 100 5950 LOESCH, MARTIN C LEGAL COUNSEL 2M 0 100 11583.34 MARCHISIO, LEE R PUB LIAS OFFICER 2M 0 100 5951 MASON WILGIS, LINDA OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 100 6515 MEINIG, MARY B ACT DIRECTOR OMB 2M 0 100 7407 MORRISON, IAN S PUB LIAS OFFICER 2M 0 100 4386 NAFZIGER, TESS M SPC ASST BDS/COM 2H 0 100 12.31 NELSON, GERI M EXEC ASSISTANT 2M 0 100 5608 O GRADY-GREGOIRE, CHRISTINE GOVERNOR 2M 0 100 13907.58 OLSON, TERESA M MANSION COORD 2M 0 100 5742 OWEN, MEGAN PUB LIAS OFFICER 2M 0 100 4812 PALCHAK, MEGAN G OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 100 4930 PEYCHEFF, ANTOANETA SENIOR OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR 2M 0 100 3311 PIDONE, JANICE A ASSISTANT 2H 0 100 16.04 PIGOTT, RACHEL A SPECIAL PROJECTS/DATA COORDINATOR 2M 0 100 4295 RAMIREZ, VERONICA S EDUCATION SPECIALIST/OMBUDSMAN ASST. 2M 0 100 3560 RYAN, KYM M EXEC ASST 2M 0 100 6035 SCHAEFER, TRACIE M EXECUTIVE RECEPT 2M 0 100 3158 SHAGREN, KARINA L DEP PRESS SECRTY 2M 0 100 5100 SHEA-BROWN, COLLEEN E OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 100 5270 SIMMONS, ADA M EDUCATION OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 100 6880 SMITH, SHAWNEE G COMM COORDINATOR 2M 0 100 4080 SPENCER, HAROLD B SPEECHWRITER 2M 0 100 5458 TANAKA, KIM A EXECUTIVE ANALYST BOARDS & COMMISSIONS 2M 0 100 4770 THIETJE, CHERYL R CONSTNT REL MGR 2M 0 100 3468 TICHENOR, STACEY L EXEC APPT ANLYST 2M 0 100 4770 TURNER, JOYCE G DEPUTY C O S 2M 0 100 10923 VO, HAI T MANSION COOK 2H 0 100 31.27 WEGELEBEN, WILLIAM H DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF 2M 0 100 9699 WINKLER, BARBARA L EXEC SCHEDULER 2M 0 100 4864 WOLFSON, STEVEN N OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 70 3734.5 WOOD, COREY F OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 100 5100 ZEHNDER, CYNTHIA G CHIEF OF STAFF 2M 0 100 13588 ZUBER, STEVEN C EDUCATION OMBUDSMAN 2M 0 80 3929.6By 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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