Barr, Graber returned to Board; student voting measure passes

Incumbents Brad Barr and David Graber were re-elected to a second term on the GWS Board of Directors in this year's election.  In a competitive vote, Barr, a senior policy advisor on marine sanctuaries with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Graber, the senior science advisor in the National Park Service's Pacific West Region, were the top two vote-getters in a field that also included Fernando Villalba, an NPS biologist. 

Barr and Graber will serve another three-year term beginning in 2010.

GWS voters also decided to change the organization's By-Laws to allow Student Members to vote in future elections.  The vote was handily in favor of the change.