Lumley new leader of Columbia River Fish Commission

Portland, Oregon (AP) 5-09

A member of the Yakama Nation tribe is the new executive director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, effective July 1.

Leaders of the commission’s four member tribes selected 45-year-old Babtist “Paul” Lumley and announced the appointment April 30. Lumley has been serving as executive director of the National American Indian Housing Council in Washington D.C., but previously worked for the commission.

Lumley succeeds Olney Patt Jr. of Warm Springs, who held the position for five years.

The 32-year-old commission provides technical support and coordinates fishery management policies for the Columbia River Basin’s treaty American Indian tribes. They are the Warm Springs and Umatilla in Oregon, Yakama and Colville in Washington, and Nez Perce in Idaho.

 

 

 

 

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