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Hanford Reach Interpretive Center Director to Manage CREHST Museum

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The Richland Public Facilities District has voted to enable Hanford Reach Interpretive Center Director Lisa Toomey to manage the CREHST museum.  

The agreement between the two entities will be in the form of a management consultant contract. The vote came on Monday, approving a request by Shirley Long, President of the Environmental Science Technology Foundation which manages CREHST.

The ESTF Board had previously voted to approve integrating the CREHST Museum into the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, but not until the HRIC was under construction. Construction crews began infrastructure work at the HRIC site in Columbia Park West back in March of this year. 

When the director of CREHST, Ellen Low, resigned in early May, the ESTF voted to support a pathway to enable Toomey to manage CREHST.

Toomey was hired in January 2012 as the new Director of the HRIC to support the RPFD Board in its goal to build and open an affordable and sustainable facility by 2014.  

The grand opening of the HRIC is scheduled for June of 2014.