Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, and Sara Thompson, President of the Key Peninsula News, spoke at our November 19, 2019 meeting. 

Sara spoke about the success of the non-profit newspaper on Key Peninsula. The paper won eight statewide awards in the past year, including first place awards for photography and design. 
Hilary explained how the Department of Natural Resources protects and manages nearly 6 million acres of public land in Washington State. As Commissioner, she led development of a strategic plan that addresses issues such as wildfire management, water quality, and recreation.