Local firefighter and Lakewood resident to serve on college Board of Trustees

TACOMA, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee has appointed West Pierce Fire and Rescue Fire Captain Layne Bladow to serve on the Bates Technical College Board of Trustees.

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West Pierce Fire and Rescue Fire Captain Layne Bladow joins the five-member Board of Trustees.

West Pierce Fire and Rescue serves approximately 31 square miles in Lakewood and University Place. A leader in the fire service industry, Lakewood resident Bladow is also the president of West Pierce Fire Fighter Local 1488-IAFF, a member of the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, and served as a delegate to the International Association of Firefighters convention. He is an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, raises funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and is a graduate of Bates’ Fire Service program.

“We are honored to welcome Layne as our newest trustee,” said Bates President Dr. Ron Langrell. “His leadership experience and dedication to serving our diverse community will be an asset to the college.”

Bladow, whose term ends Sept. 30, 2019, joins trustees Theresa Pan Hosley, Lillian Hunter, Calvin Pearson, and Karen Seinfeld.

Gov. Inslee appoints a five-member board of trustees composed of community representatives to govern Bates Technical College. The board’s role is to develop and oversee college policy in accordance with state law.

For more information about the college’s Board of Trustees, go to www.bates.ctc.edu/Governance.

About Bates Technical College
Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in nearly 50 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to www.bates.ctc.edu, or call 253.680.7000.

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