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  • Writer's pictureGreater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce

Chamber CEO Appointed to Community Project Funding Advisory Board

Updated: May 3, 2021

From the offices of U.S. Representative Kim Schrier:

ISSAQUAH, WA – U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) today announced that her office is accepting requests for Community Project Funding (CPF) for Fiscal Year 2022. This new program allows each Member of Congress to recommend up to 10 important local projects for federal funding.

“Community Project Funding provides the opportunity to directly identify projects that could help move our district and state forward,” said Rep. Schrier. “Our local governments and nonprofits know our communities’ needs best, that’s why it’s important I hear directly from them what our federal budget should prioritize.”

Additionally, Rep. Schrier is proud to announce her Advisory Board for the Community Project Funding process. This board, made up of strong community leaders, will advise the Congresswoman and help identify projects of greatest benefit to the 8th congressional district.

On this matter, Rep. Schrier stated, “I am thrilled with the Advisory Board and am honored that they have stepped up to serve. Based on their experience and locations, I have full confidence their recommendations will help me identify those projects which will best serve 8th district residents.”

The Advisory Board members are:

  • Dr. Gene Sharratt, East Wenatchee – Executive Director of the Washington Student Achievement Council

  • Kathy McCorry, Issaquah – CEO of the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce

  • Amy Moreno-Sills, Puyallup – Co-owner, Four Elements Farm

  • Walter Pacheco, Auburn – Former Muckleshoot Tribal Council member and current Cultural Liaison for the Muckleshoot Tribe

  • Don Schilling, Ellensburg – President of Wesco International

  • Joshua Schreck, Renton – Commander of VFW Post 1263 and Chief of Staff and Parliamentarian of WA State VFW

  • Gary Berndt, Cle Elum – Former Cle Elum City Councilman and Mayor, former Kittitas County Commissioner, and former Wildland Fire Liaison for Washington DNR

To keep this process transparent, all 10 submissions will be posted on, and will include the name of the proposed recipient, the address, the amount of the request, and an explanation of the purpose and justification for the use of taxpayer funds. Additionally, the House Appropriations Committee will establish an online, searchable public database of all CPF requests. While every office may submit 10 CPF requests, not every CPF request submitted by a member of Congress will be included in the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bill.

Only eligible CPF requests which meet all the guidelines established by the House Appropriations Committee will be accepted and considered. To learn more about the guidelines or to submit a request, visit Rep. Schrier’s website:


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