Bill Robinson honored at reception
Political and conservation leaders gathered to honor Bill Robinson at a reception in Olympia Tuesday, Feb. 3.
More than 50 guests included Gov. Inslee’s chief of staff Joby Shimomura, Senators Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee, and Karen Fraser, D-Olympia, and Representatives Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, Steve Tharinger, D-Dungeness, Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, and Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien.
Speakers spoke of Bill as a role model and friend, as well as a colleague. They reflected on the profound impact that Bill made during his tenure at The Nature Conservancy, helping secure millions of dollars for conservation, recreation, stormwater mitigation, toxic cleanup and forest health projects in every corner of the state
More importantly, speakers admired the calm, reasoned approach that Bill brought to his work in spite of at times heated legislative debates