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Robert J. Thompson - EMAB Board Member

Robert J. Thompson is Chairman of the Energy Communities Alliance, a national coalition of cities and counties located adjacent to Department of Energy facilities. Mr. Thompson has also served on the Richland City Council since January 1994 and as Mayor from January 2000 to January 2004. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Washington State University and a J.D. from Willamette Law School. He is currently in private practice.

Mr. Thompson has been a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the Washington Defenders Association, the Western State Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is past President of the Benton Franklin County Health Department and President of Dial Help. Mr. Thompson is a lifelong resident of the City of Richland.

Mr. Thompson was appointed to EMAB to represent the views of the Energy Communities Alliance.