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Marilyn Sayan to Step Down from Commission

Commission Chair Marilyn Sayan has decided to step down from the Commission at the end of 2023. Marilyn was first appointed to the Commission in February 1996 and has been reappointed five times.
Cumulatively, Marilyn has served the citizens of the state of Washington for over 60 years. Before her appointment to the Commission, Marilyn spent over 30 years working in personnel and labor relations in Washington State government. She retired in 1993 as Director of the State Department of Personnel, having previously served as that department’s Deputy Director and Labor Relations Manager and as the Appeals Program Manager for the State Higher Education Personnel Board.

While on the Commission, Marilyn was active with the Association of Labor Relations Agencies (ALRA), an organization of neutral labor relations agencies in the United States and Canada. Marilyn served on the ALRA executive board from 1990 to 2006 and served as its president from 2006 to 2007.
In addition, Marilyn has been a regular community volunteer. She was a founding and long-time board member for Turning Pointe Survivor and Advocacy Center, which provides support and services for victims of sexual and domestic violence.

The December 12 Commission meeting will be Marilyn’s last. An open house will follow that meeting.

The Governor will be appointing a replacement for this position. Information on the application process for boards and commissions may be found here

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