• Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee Names Korey Woodley New Executive Manager

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    February 02, 2017
    Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee Names Korey Woodley New Executive Manager
    Pullman woman selected to lead regional water committee. Steve Robischon stays on as Technical Advisor.
    Korey Woodley of Pullman, Washington, was recently selected as the new Executive Manager of the Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC). Woodley replaces Steve Robischon who will remain as the organization’s technical advisor.
    A native of Minnesota, Woodley obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Geography with a focus on Atmospheric Science and Mathematics from the University of North Dakota. She also holds a Master’s of Science Degree from Washington State University in Environmental and Natural Resource Science. At WSU, she participated in an interdisciplinary program linking science and policy with a study focus on the water basins of the Palouse River and Spokane River. Additionally, Woodley is a 2014 National Science Foundation Research Fellow and holds a Tidal Leadership Certificate from WSU. Throughout her education she achieved major scholarships for her community involvement and research success including the McNair Scholarship for minorities and first generation students, Milton R. Young Public Service Scholarship (UND), and most recently the Palouse Audubon Society research grant.
    City of Pullman Public Works Director and PBAC Chair, Kevin Gardes, notes, “She is a public service oriented person who currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Pullman Police Advisory Committee and was also a volunteer facilitator for the Idaho - Washington Aquifer Collaborative during their environmental messaging campaign. She has experience that lends to continuing education and outreach in our community and we’re excited to utilize her background to bridge PBAC and the citizens of the Palouse.”
    Woodley is also committed to the PBAC mission of the long-term sustainability of water resources in the Palouse. “I am thrilled about the opportunity to join PBAC to support their mission to ensure a long-term quality water supply for the region. Having the opportunity to engage with the community to address our water future is something I am very passionate about,” stressed Woodley.
    Contact: Paul Kimmell, Latah County PBAC Member – 509.336.6263/509.592.7801/ paul.kimmell@avistacorp.com