New members of the Washington and Oregon state energy siting councils were recently announced.

Kate Kelly was appointed to represent Washington's Commerce Department on the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, EFSEC announced Jan. 14. She fills a vacancy left after Liz Green-Taylor departed last year.

Kelly is a senior energy policy specialist at Commerce who previously served as policy director for the Washington Attorney General's Office, held two director positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, worked in environmental quality and natural resources in Idaho, and served as an Idaho state senator for six years.

Cynthia Condon, of Salem, Ore., was appointed Jan. 13 by Gov. Kate Brown effective Feb. 14 to fill a seat on Oregon's Energy Facility Siting Council for a term that expires Dec. 12 and has been vacant since October, when Ann Gravatt left.

Condon currently serves on the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace Advisory Committee, appointed by Brown in 2016.

Condon served as president of Pacific Pride Services, a private cardlock fueling network, from 2008 through 2010, and had been VP of franchise administration for the prior 23 years.

She holds an MBA from Willamette University, and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Oregon.

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