Advisory Council.

Advisory Council

Members of the Advisory Council are prominent individuals who strongly support the mission, objectives and principles of the Washington Coalition for Open Government. In addition to the use of their name as supporting the Coalition’s mission and objectives, members of the Advisory Council are invited to assist the board in a number of ways, including but not limited to advising the board on various issues, reviewing and modifying the legislative priorities, facilitating fundraising opportunities, encouraging positive relations with government officials and other high level contacts, and helping to promote the Coalition’s mission and message.


Council Members:

Enrique Cerna
Executive Producer/
KCTS 9 Connects Host
KCTS 9 Public Television

Frank Garred
Retired Journalist, Publisher

Port Townsend Leader
Sunshine Committee Member

John Hamer
Executive Director
Washington News Council

John Hughes
Chief Historian with the Secretary

of State’s Legacy Project
Former Editor and Publisher
of the Aberdeen Daily World

Lynn Kessler
Former State Representative

Diana Kramer
Publisher and Editorial Adviser to Student Publications at the University of Washington

Roger Leed
Attorney of Law
Law Offices of Roger M. Leed P.S.

Jason Mercier
Washington Policy Center

Sam Reed
Former WA Secretary of State

Dave Ross
“The Dave Ross Show” 97.3 KIRO-FM

Brian Sonntag
Former Washington State Auditor

Rowland Thompson
Executive Director
Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington

Scott Wilson
Retired publisher, The Port Townsend Jefferson County Leader

For a full PDF version of the Advisory Council Charter, click here.