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SubjectRich Peterson and Dave Hyde Join CSA Board

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Press Release


CSA is pleased to announce that Rich Peterson and Dave Hyde have been unanimously elected to the Board of Directors of the Common Sense Alliance (CSA).

Rich had a career as a Fire Chief with 29 years of service in Santa Barbara, California. Upon retirement, his family moved to San Juan Island where he began to serve the community in many ways. He was elected to the County Council in 2006 and served 6 years. He was elected Commodore of the San Juan Island Yacht Club in 2008. Rich studied industrial arts and is an accomplished professional metal sculptor with two major public art displays.  His work is also represented in many private collections. Rich brings a wealth of experience to the Board of CSA.
Rich will join CSA with another former 3-term County Commissioner, John Evans, who commented,
Rich has experience as an elected SJC Councilman and has a strong interest in assessing how local government can protect the quality of life for all our citizens. His views will serve to further strengthen CSA.
The board also elected Dave Hyde, PhD. His career has spanned 40 years of government service and defense industry contributions in undersea research and technology.  He received his degrees from the University of Iowa in the 1960s and worked for the Navy and DARPA until 1980.  There, his work focused on undersea sensor sciences. He has received numerous awards for his technical contributions during his active career, including the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service medal. Dave has been an avid yachtsman all his life and a San Juan Island homeowner since 2009. He is currently compiling a summary of published ocean circulation studies that relate to shoreline policy development for the San Juan Islands.
Ed Kilduff of CSA’s science team said,
“It’s a privilege to have a scientist of Dave’s caliber join the CSA board. Dave has been associated with some of the world’s finest research institutions and most successful consulting companies. His global experience will provide a welcome scientific counterweight to the frequently parochial alternative scientific perspectives found in San Juan County.”
CSA President Dave Cable said,
The addition of both Dave and Rich to the CSA Board strengthens CSA’s ability to obtain real science and to contribute to the information base that guides land use policy in the County.Both men are committed to CSA’s continuing mission to support our community, environment, and our local economy. With their unique skills they will expand the range of CSA’s outreach into the community. We look forward to utilizing their skills in our organization.”
CSA would like to thank our many generous supporters who make our work possible.  Please send tax deductible donations to:  Common Sense Alliance, PO Box 1249, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or use the PayPal button located below.
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