Currently the MRC has three board seats available!  Two Local Citizen Seats and one Scientific Seat. If you are interested in applying to sit on the MRC board please contact the MRC Coordinator at for more information.   

Based on the recommendations of the MRC Exploratory Committee, the Board of County Commissioners appointed the first MRC Board consisting of 15 members with voting members representing each of the following membership categories:

  • Conservation / Environmental Groups
  • Recreation Groups
  • Economic Groups
  • Scientific Community
  • Tribal Government
  • Government
  • Local Citizens
  • Sport Fishing
  • Commercial Fishing / Crabbing / Aquaculture
  • State Agencies
  • Education

    MRC By-Laws - Jan 13, 2015


Casey Dennehy, Chair of MRC
Recreation Interest
Surfrider Foundation

Lorena Maurer, Vice Chair of MRC
Educational Interest
Grays Harbor County

Al Smith 
Local Citizen Interest 

Garrett Dalan
Conservation & Environmental Interest
The Nature Conservancy 

Arthur "RD" Grunbaum
Local Citizen Interest 

Kevin Decker
Economic Interest
Washington Sea Grant

Kyle Deerkop 
Aquaculture Interest
Coast Seafoods 

Joe Schumacker
Tribal Interests
Quinault Indian Nation 

Al Carter
Commercial Fishing Interest
Ocean Companies

Mark Plackett
Local Citizen Interest
Ocean Shores

Shad Kearse
Sports Fishing Interest 

Amy Spoon
State Interest

Robin Leraas
Local Government Interest
Port of Grays Harbor



Kristina Hollatz is in the Environmental Health Division of Grays Harbor County and will be the main county staff lead for the MRC.  Kristina's email is and her telephone number is (360) 249-4222

Please remember there will always be plenty of opportunities to participate on subcommittees and projects!