Yakima's Kevin Bouchey joins WPC Board of Directors

Jul 18, 2017


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SEATTLE – Washington Policy Center – the state’s leading, independent research organization with offices in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Seattle and Olympia – is pleased to announce former Yakima County Commissioner and SKD Farms owner Kevin Bouchey has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.

“I’m excited to be part of the success of Washington Policy Center’s work to improve the lives of Washington residents,” said Bouchey. “I find WPC research to be top-notch, impactful work that is making our state a better place.”

WPC’s Board of Directors is made up of business and community leaders from all across the state who aim to further WPC’s mission to improve lives through market solutions in their communities. The volunteer Board of Directors, which meets quarterly, directs the operating budget and strategic plan.

“Commissioner Bouchey is one of the Yakima Valley’s most recognizable business and policy leaders,” said WPC President Dann Mead Smith. “It’s an honor to have Kevin join our board as we all work together to make Washington an even better state to work and live.”

Bouchey – who served two terms on the Yakima County Commission – is credited by his colleagues and the community for adopting an efficient, transparent, and solid budget footing.

Kevin and his wife Renee have been residents of the Yakima Valley throughout their entire lives, owning and operating Toppenish’s SKD Farms, Inc, for more than 30 years. Before joining the Yakima County Commission, Kevin served on the Washington State Potato Commission, the Washington Agriculture Presidents Group, and the Washington Asparagus Commission.

The Boucheys have been long-time supporters of Washington Policy Center. Commissioner Bouchey recently joined the Eastern Washington Advisory Board, and they played a key role for WPC in the Yakima Valley during the opening of WPC’s seventh research arm – the WPC Initiative on Agriculture – in 2016.

Washington Policy Center focuses on seven key research areas: Agriculture, Education, Environment, Government Reform, Health Care, Small Business & Labor Reform and Transportation. Ideas from WPC’s research centers are regularly implemented by voters and the legislature and are in the media, on average, six times a day in Washington state.




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