Katherine (Katie) Baird is a good choice for the Pierce County Charter Review Commission.
She is an associate professor of economics at the University of Washington Tacoma and chairs the faculty assembly there. She may also be familiar as a contributing columnist to The News Tribune (2010-2013) on local, state and national policy issues.
Baird’s roots are here also, coming home after college to pursue her career in education where she grew up. She also contributes to her community with service on local and state task forces and study committees and such things as being a mentor for the College Success program at Lincoln High School.
She believes in efficient, effective and transparent government where public information is easily accessible. She would be a solid charter review commissioner for us.