In 2006, 22 of the local governments in the Yakima Basin signed an Interlocal Agreement creating the Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board. The Board is governed by a 10 member board of directors selected from the member governments.

Board of Directors

KITTITAS COUNTY

Brett Wachsmith, County Commissioner, Kittitas County
Arden Thomas, Kittitas County, Alternate

Nancy Lillquist (Secretary), Mayor, City of Ellensburg

Vacant, Kittitas County City Seat

BENTON COUNTY

Michael Alvarez, County Commissioner, Benton County
Adam Fyall (Chair), Benton County, Alternate

Steve Becken, Council Member, City of Prosser

Richard Bloom (Vice Chair/Treasurer), Council Member, City of West Richland

Executive Committee Members in bold

YAKIMA COUNTY

Amanda McKinney, County Commissioner, Yakima County
Troy Havens, Yakima County, Alternate

Danny Herrera, Council Member, City of Yakima
Michael Shane, City of Yakima, Alternate

Jared Iverson, Council Member, City of Selah

YAKAMA NATION

Terry Heemsah, Yakama Nation Tribal Council
Kelsey Martin Harbick (at-large), Yakama Nation Fisheries, alternate

Member Governments

Counties 

Yakima
Kittitas
Benton

Tribal Government

The Yakama Nation

YBFWRB Board Members on a 2019 Tour with Yakama Nation

YBFWRB Board Members on a 2019 Tour with Yakama Nation
Photo Credit: T. Snyder