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Mark Albertson appointed Green River trustee

Mark Albertson - Courtesy photo
Mark Albertson
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Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed Kent attorney Mark Albertson to the Green River Community College Board of Trustees. His four-year term begins Oct. 1.

Albertson will replace Sherry Gates, who is stepping down after two terms on the board.

"Mark's enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment to the community will be a great addition to the leadership of Green River," said Green River President Dr. Eileen Ely.

Albertson is a partner in the Kent law firm Hanis, Irvine, Prothero, PLLC. He focuses on elder law, special needs planning and guardianships. Albertson is an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration.

Active in the Kent community, Albertson serves on the board of directors of the Kent Downtown Partnership. He is also a member of the Kent Taskforce on Homelessness and Chair of the Seattle Pacific University School of Psychology, Family and Community advisory board.

Albertson's two children have attended Green River. His son was a Running Start student and his daughter attended before transferring to Washington State University. During the 2009 legislative session, Albertson signed a letter of support for maintenance and operations funding for Green River's Kent campus.

Albertson joins former Auburn superintendent Linda Cowan, local attorney Tom Campbell, former state Sen. Claudia Kauffman and Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis on the five-member board.

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