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Inslee appoints Snyder state’s first director of outdoor initiative

Jon Snyder, pictured biking his daughter to school in 2009, is a supporter of bicycle transportation and recreation.  (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Jon Snyder, pictured biking his daughter to school in 2009, is a supporter of bicycle transportation and recreation. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

OUTDOOR RECREATION -- Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder has been appointed Washington's first director of outdoor initiative, a post created by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Snyder, a bicycle and pedestrian advocate in the middle of his second term on the Spokane City Council, announced his resignation Monday to accept the state job and move to Olympia, reports S-R staff writer Nicholas Deshais.

Snyder said he will focus on two questions: “How can we make more jobs in our state out of outdoor recreation? And how can we get more people to participate in outdoor recreation?”

See more in Deshais's story.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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