Aerospace students from China visit with Lieutenant Governor

Thirty six students from China who are enrolled in aeronautical programs at three western Washington community colleges came to Olympia Dec. 3 to visit with Lt. Governor Owen. The students are either studying aircraft maintenance at Clover Park Technical College or Everett Community College, or air traffic control at Green River Community College.

Visiting Scholars from the UW Hubert H. Humphrey Program>>

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship students from University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs joined Lt. Governor Owen for lunch on Dec. 5. They discussed the successes and difficulties of state government from a local to a statewide perspective.

Toasting the Emperor of Japan

Lt. Governor Owen gave the traditional birthday toast to the Emperor of Japan - following a speech on the strong relationship between Japan and Washington state - at a reception on Dec. 9 at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan in Seattle. More than 200 regional political and business leaders attended the reception.

LCEDIR 2014 Summary Report now available>>

The Office of Lt. Governor has published a summary report of Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations meetings in 2014. The committee is seen here at its meeting in Republic.


Summary report from legislative meetings on farms, mine closure now available

A new report summarizing the 2014 sessions of the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations (LCEDIR) is now available. The committee, chaired by Lt. Governor Owen, met twice this year.

Delegation from China’s Sichuan Province pays visit, signs MOU with Washington state

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Washington state and the Sichuan Province of China calls for “measures to support and encourage” more interaction between the two, especially in areas of trade

Yakima-Morelia Sister City group visits Olympia

A delegation representing the Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association visited with Lt. Governor Owen on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Their visit included lunch with the lieutenant governor and a personal tour of the Senate

Lt. Governor tours Tolmie State Park to learn about parks issues

Lt. Governor Owen toured Tolmie State Park on Oct. 27, receiving an update on the current status of Washington state’s parks system in the process. With the lieutenant governor was Parks Director