• Inslee announces three Safe Start advisory groups

    May 06, 2020

    Gov. Jay Inslee today announced members of Safe Start advisory groups with focus on health systems and public health, social supports and economic readiness.

    “These groups include a diverse group of voices, from community leaders in labor, business, government and nonprofit organizations,” Inslee said during a press conference Tuesday. “They represent a broad cross-section of Washingtonians from east and west of the Cascades, different generations and a focus on different impacts from the pandemic on our state.”

    Each advisory group constitutes a forum for the community to consult with the governor’s office and state agencies on next steps as Washington moves forward. The members of these community leader groups are in touch with communities around the state and will inform decision-making.

    The three community leader advisory groups will be led by state cabinet officials:

    • Public Health and Health Care System led by Department of Health Sec. John Wiesman
    • Safe Work and Economic Recovery led by Department of Commerce Director Lisa Brown
    • Social Supports led by Department of Social and Health Services Sec. Cheryl Strange

    These groups do not substitute for legislative involvement. Cabinet leads and the governor’s office staff will report out to the local elected officials and the Legislature on the progress and status of the state’s efforts.

    Read about the three groups and their members on the governor's Medium page.