Published February 13, 2013
Thurston PUD selects Dept. of Ecology worker to fill commission vacancyRolf Boone/The Business Blog
The Thurston Public Utility District commission has selected state Department of Ecology employee Russell Olsen to fill the District 2 commission seat.The existing PUD commissioners -- Chris Stearns and Linda Oosterman -- made their choice Tuesday night. Olsen was among five people who applied to fill the seat left vacant by Alan Corwin. Corwin resigned before the end of 2012.Olsen is a voluntary cleanup program unit supervisor for Ecology. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and criminal justice from Saint Martin's University in 1997, and a master's degree in public administration from Seattle University in 2005.Olsen is set to be sworn in as the new commissioner on Feb. 26.For more on this story, see Thursday's Olympian.