As a relatively new member of the Hanford Advisory Board, I have spent the past year observing and learning from my HAB peers. Much like the Hanford Site, the HAB is complex; it has its own culture, history and norms. Granted, these are precisely the traits that make the board unique, but I’ve needed some time to feel as though I could meaningfully contribute.
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been completely silent. Much to my surprise, my first comment as a board member landed me in a local newspaper! I’ve also shared my views on improving public involvement and questioned whether I, as a Public-at-Large representative, was comfortable endorsing a letter that would have supported waste storage exploration in another state (a state that surely has citizens who did not want the waste in their communities).
( Romans 8:28 KJV ) “And we know that all things work together for Good to them that LOVE GOD,, to them who are the Called According to HIS Purpose.”!!
( Mark 12:30-31 KJV ) “And thou shalt LOVE the LORD thy GOD with all thy Heart, and with all thy Soul, and with all thy Mind, and with all thy Strength: this is the First Commandment.And the Second is like, namely this, Thou shalt Love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other Commandment greater than these.”!!
( Psalms Chapter 117 KJV ) “O Praise the LORD, all ye Nations: Praise HIM, all ye people. For HIS Merciful Kindness is Great Toward us: and the Truth of the LORD Endureth For ever. Praise ye the LORD.”!! Praise the LORD HIS HOLY NAME!!