Governor Inslee hears SWC concerns about environment

Lori Sechrist, Gov. Jay Inslee, Richard Pearson & Rep. Mike Pellicciotti

Save Weyerhaeuser Campus President Lori Sechrist and Board Member Richard Pearson attended a Dec. 6 community roundtable meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee that focused on climate change and the environment.

Gov. Inslee listened as Lori briefly shared the Save Weyerhaeuser Campus vision for the campus, along with SWC’s concerns about impacts to the North Lake/East Hylebos watershed, loss of urban forest and open green space, and increased traffic if IRG builds its proposed 1.5 million square feet of warehouses.

The governor communicated his understanding that the Weyerhaeuser redevelopment project “is a huge concern for the city of Federal Way and the entire region,” Lori said. He also committed his help and support when Lori stated the need for a cumulative study of the impacts, in addition to her request for help from the state’s economic development agency in finding a better use for the property than industrial warehouses.

Lori provided the governor’s aide with a comprehensive packet of information about the campus and SWC’s efforts to fight inappropriate development in its mission to preserve, protect and maintain the unique character of the campus.


Thank you to our 30th District Rep. Mike Pellicciotti for making sure Lori and Dick were included in this small group of community members who met with Gov. Inslee at a Federal Way coffee shop!