Meet the final candidates – Ferries chief

The following press release comes from out local Ferry Advisory Committee. This is a big deal and it would be wonderful to have a good turn out at this coming Monday’s meeting in Friday Harbor.

Please join us on Monday, June 9, 4-6 pm at the Friday Harbor House for an open
house and an opportunity to meet the two final candidates for the position of
ferries chief. This is one of only two such events being held, and is a huge
honor and opportunity for our county. So please join us to meet the candidates
and find out about their backgrounds and visions for the ferry system.

Here’s the official announcement from WSDOT:

Following a significant recruitment effort, the Washington State Department of
Transportation has narrowed the pool of candidates for Assistant Secretary of
Transportation, Ferries Division, to its top two candidates:

Captain George Capacci: Currently serving as interim Assistant Secretary,
Capacci held the position of WSF deputy chief of Operations and Construction. He
also served as vice president of Fleet Operations with the Alaska Marine Highway
System and is a retired commissioned officer of the U.S. Coast Guard.

John Ladenburg: A practicing private attorney, Ladenburg has an extensive
background in local and regional government including being elected as Pierce
County Executive, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney and to the Tacoma City
Council. He has also served as chair of Sound Transit, president of Puget Sound
Regional Council of Governments and president of Puget Sound Economic
Development Board.

There will be two open house events for the candidates, the first in Friday
Harbor:

When: 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, June 9
Where: Friday Harbor House, 130 West St. (corner of First St.), Friday Harbor

When: 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 10
Where: Norm Dicks Center, 345 6th St., Bremerton

After brief introductions from the meeting hosts, participants will have an
opportunity to talk with the candidates. There will be no formal question and
answer session.

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Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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