Flood Authority Gets New Chair at Monthly Meeting

CHEHALIS, Wash. – Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines is the new Chairperson of the Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority, after a vote yesterday Raines said she hopes new blood will invigorate this group “We needed new leadership to rebuild those relationships, and be able to move forward in a stronger much better way.”
Former chair Terry Willis had been the subject of angst among the 11 member board lately after the signing of the inter local co-operative agreement, which some feel seeks to replace the flood authority “There’s just some times things happen that you just can’t get beyond, and a change is necessary, and I think that’s how it came about.”
Raines said last month’s meeting on trust issues with members was shadowed by an entirely new co-operative agreement formed between Grays Harbor and Thurston County and the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.