2017 Primary Voters' Guide

Coming Soon
Ginger Wireman

Professional Experience: Community Outreach & Environmental Education specialist, Washington Dept. of Ecology, Adjunct Faculty WSU TC Environmental Sciences, WSU Cooperative Extension, Water Quality Associate.

Education: BA Advertising, 1989 and MS Environmental Science, 1996 - California State University Fullerton. Richland (Columbia) High 1982.

International Association for Public Participation Community Engagement practitioner

Community Service: Volunteer: Confluent Space, GoGreenTriCities.org, Libby STEAM Middle School planning team, Drums Along the Columbia, numerous parent booster committees, Nature Conservancy, Friends of the Sea Lion, American Lung Association Orange County, Friends of the L.A. River.

Chair, Carmichael Middle School Science Fair 2007-9, Tapteal Greenway founding board ‘96-2005.


Statement: I'm a Richland Bomber who attended college in Phoenix and Los Angeles, where I embraced the cultural diversity those cities offered. In 1993 my husband and I moved home to Richland to care for my mother, Mary Baird, who fell ill. Since my return, I have fully engaged in this community, and believe in Richland's potential.

I've been frustrated as  Richland council and staff sell our shoreline (limiting public access), try to develop Columbia Point South (dismissing Tribal concerns), and invite public opinion then ignore it. Planning and economic development efforts lack focus. Promising ideas brought forward by community volunteers and visionaries are dismissed, while council and staff encourage sprawl or burden us with infrastructure costs.

I will listen to you and consider your opinion. I will focus on revitalizing Richland's urban core, improving opportunities to walk and bike, avoiding habitat loss, and supporting the arts, culture, and community collaboration.

Richland's unique role in history led to secrecy and exclusion. We can honor that history, while moving forward as a welcoming, inclusive city. I will encourage public participation and transparency.  I'll engage residents in creating a diverse Richland, one that values people, and prioritizes local businesses.

Let's move forward together. 

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