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About Hanford Communities

Formed in 1994, Hanford Communities is an intergovernmental cooperative organization of Benton and Franklin counties and the four cities that are home to nearly 100 percent of Hanford’s work force. Hanford Communities local outreach efforts range from education and industry partnerships to community event participation.

Much like the diverse workforce that comprises the Hanford Site, Hanford Communities is overseen by leaders from each city and every corner of our local ecosystem. City council members, commissioners and municipal representatives all help to steer and direct the priorities that impact the lives of Tri-Citians in our Southeastern Washington community.

Our Goals:

  • Coordinate local government involvement in Department of Energy decision-making on issues affecting Hanford Communities
  • Evaluate reports and findings, issue position papers, prepare letters and testimony and sponsor activities to inform local citizens about Hanford-related environmental health, safety and socio-economic issues
  • Increase public awareness and involvement in Hanford cleanup issues
  • Interact with the Department of Energy, the Washington State Department of Ecology, the EPA and others regarding Hanford environmental contamination, remediation, waste management, emergency response and workforce and site transition issues
  • Provide technical and analytical resources to review, evaluate and monitor conditions and policies at Hanford

Governing
Board

Richard Bloom

Richard Bloom

West Richland City Council Member

Jerome Delvin

Jerome Delvin

Benton County Commissioner

Chuck Torelli

Chuck Torelli

Chair, Kennewick City Council Member

Shayne VanDyke

Shayne VanDyke

Richland City Council Member

Clint Didier

Clint Didier

Franklin County Commissioner

Roy Keck

Roy Keck

Port of Benton Commissioner

Peter Harpster

Peter Harpster

Pasco City Council Member

Administrative

Board

Adam Fyall

Adam Fyall

Sustainable Development Manager, Benton County Commissioners’ Office

Brent Gerry

Brent Gerry

Chair, West Richland Mayor & CEO

Diahann Howard

Diahann Howard

Executive Director, Port of Benton

Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez

County Administrator, Franklin County

Lisa Beaton

Lisa Beaton

Interim City Manager, City of Kennewick

Jon Amundson

Jon Amundson

City Manager, City of Richland

Adam Lincoln

Adam Lincoln

City Manager, City of Pasco

Hanford Communities Staff

David Reeploeg

David Reeploeg

Executive Director

Bethany Close

Bethany Close

Program Coordinator

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