New members appointed to the Sound Transit Board

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Kenmore Deputy Mayor Jack Crawford and Tacoma City Councilmember Kevin Phelps are the two newest members of the Sound Transit Board. Crawford fills the vacancy of outgoing board member and Kirkland City Councilmember Dave Russell and Phelps fills the seat left by former board chair and Tacoma City Councilmember Paul Miller. Both have been appointed to four-year terms.

Jack Crawford served as Kenmore's first mayor when the city was incorporated in 1998. After 22 years of service as a U.S. Navy chaplain, Crawford retired with the rank of full commander. An active community leader, Crawford's numerous interests include the Kenmore Heritage Society and he is past president of the Model A Ford Club of America.

Active Tacoma civic and community leader Kevin Phelps was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 1997. Phelps is the managing general partner for the Landmark Convention Center/Temple Theatre and his extensive community involvement includes serving as boardmember and former chair of the Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health and chair-elect of the Tacoma-Pierce County Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Returning to new four-year terms on the Sound Transit Board are Edmonds City Councilmember Dave Earling, Federal Way City Councilmember Mary Gates, King County Councilmembers Greg Nickels and Jane Hague, King County Executive Ron Sims and Seattle City Councilmember Richard McIver.

Voter-approved in 1996, Sound Transit is on track to implement a three-county regional transit system plan known as Sound Move. Sound Move is a seamless blend of three transportation systems: Sounder commuter rail, running 82 miles from Everett to Tacoma/Lakewood; Link light rail, a 21-mile system connecting the cities of Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac and a 1.6 mile system in Tacoma; and Regional Express, featuring 18 new ST Express limited stop, long-haul bus routes and numerous improvements to transit centers, park-and-ride lots and HOV lanes throughout the region.

For more information on Sound Move, please visit the Sound Transit website at, or call or write for more information at Sound Transit, Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104, (206) 398-5000 or 1-800-201-4900.

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