Bike Fair Organizer Brooks Stanfield Appointed To Burien Planning Commission
Brooks Stanfield, who earlier this month received the city’s 2011 Environmental Leader award (see our coverage here) for organizing the B-Town Bike Fair at last year’s Wild Strawberry Festival, has been appointed to the Burien Planning Commission.
Stanfield’s recent appointment came on a unanimous vote by the Burien City Council. Councilman Gordon Shaw was absent.
In selecting Stanfield, the council assured that the seat vacated by Joe Fitzgibbon, who was elected to the state House of Representatives as a 33rd District Democrat last fall, will remain green.
Fitzgibbon had been chairman of the planning commission and, in that capacity, endorsed Department of Ecology recommendations for Burien’s Shoreline Master Program in early 2010.
Stanfield now brings to the planning commission a commitment to environmentally friendly transportation.
A project officer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who works on community redevelopment, said in his written application for the position:
“I have always sought to contribute to the health of my community. A great deal of a community’s health is dependent on how land is used and available infrastructure for moving goods and people. I hope to bring the perspective gained through my career … that improves the lives of all [Burien] residents and provides choices for more healthy transportation.”
He was the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Advocacy Volunteer of the Year in 2010, serves on the board of the Burien Cooperative Pre-School, and has volunteered with Para Los Ninos.
Stanfield served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador from 2001 to 2003, working in sustainable economic development.