Child to lead Bainbridge Island Broadcasting –– News Roundup

Child to lead BIBroadcasting

Elise Child of Seattle has been named executive director of Bainbridge Island Broadcasting, the organization announced.

She replaces Wendy Johnson, who is stepping down.

Child brings 15 years of experience in community and government media and video production, with stations in Oregon and Hawaii. Most recently, she has served as director of outreach, promotion and programs for community access SCAN-TV in Seattle.

“Wendy helped take BIB from a dynamic, all-volunteer start-up to an equally dynamic organization that provides a crucial role in providing free expression for our community,” said Lynda McMaken, BIB board vice president, in a statement. “And Elise has a very strong background in education, outreach and production in public access and commercial TV, all experience that will be extremely valuable as we build our membership services and get more and more organizations and islanders on the air.”

DeGard to run vs. Rockefeller

Republican Paulette DeGard will formally launch her candidacy for the State House of Representatives District 23 with a kickoff breakfast next week.

Republican Leaders including Rep. Jim Buck, Rep. Richard DeBolt and Rep. Beverly Woods will introduce DeGard, at 7:30 a.m. March 17 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Poulsbo.

DeGard is executive director of the Industry Cluster Institute. Her campaign has established an internet site at

To make reservations to the kickoff breakfast, call (360) 649-0916.

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