Extra Mile Awards
Goldmark also announced two additional awards to DNR staff – both awarded by Secretary of State Sam Reed:
Ted Smith: The 2012 Extra Mile Award. Smith, a land surveyor with the DNR Public Land Survey Office, was honored for his dedication to helping private citizens and public employees learn to use survey document research software. Smith works at DNR headquarters in Olympia
Roger Huestis: The Longevity Award. Honored for 40 years of public service, Huestis works in a DNR timber sales unit in the northeast region of the state.
DNR manages about 3 million acres of state-owned trust lands for revenue to trust beneficiaries including public schools, universities and public services in several counties. The department also manages about 2.6 million acres of aquatic lands, including bedlands under Puget Sound. Peter Goldmark is Washington’s 13th Commissioner of Public Lands since statehood in 1889.