Former Olympia Mayor Doug Mah joined us this month to discuss the Thurston County Shared Legislative Agenda Update.
Doug’s broad elected and appointed career provides insight into the public and legislative process, legal and financial constraints, technical and organizational opportunities, and decision making cultures necessary for successfully doing business in the rapidly changing economies of the public arena.
Doug’s 23-year career in State Government (1989 -2012) started with a job in the Governor’s Office of Financial Management. He held appointments in four different state agencies, in positions of research, budget, and policy, as an analyst or manager. He concluded his state service at the State Office of the Chief Information Officer where he assisted in setting and implementing the State’s strategic technology direction. His areas of emphasis while working in state government included public safety, broadband, and federal grants.