Passing the gavel
Commission Chair David Ammons, presiding over his first meeting, thanked outgoing Chair Anne Levinson for her service.
She joined the commission in 2015. In addition to her service on the commission, Levinson – formerly the Seattle deputy mayor and a municipal court judge – has been a consultant for governments and courts on system reform.
Ammons retired in 2017 after a career in journalism and state government. He was political writer and columnist for The Associated Press for 38 years, hosted “Inside Olympia” on TVW, and served as communications director and senior policy adviser for the Office of Secretary of State for more than eight years.