HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 92-4779, by Representatives Cantwell, Rasmussen, J. King, McLean Ballard, Ogden, Prince, Ebersole and Inslee


    WHEREAS, Sterling Munro served former United States Senator Henry Jackson for twenty-five years, rising to the position of administrative assistant; and

    WHEREAS, Sterling Munro was appointed by former President Carter as the administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration and later became known as the Northwest's "Energy Czar"; and

    WHEREAS, Sterling Munro, as the Bonneville Power Administration chief, sought legislation creating the Northwest Power Planning Council, which is responsible for developing regional electric power and conservation plans and fish and wildlife enhancement programs; and

    WHEREAS, Sterling Munro cared deeply about the preservation of our environment and was essential in the creation of the North Cascades National Park; and

    WHEREAS, Sterling Munro was instrumental in the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Columbia River treaty with Canada; and

    WHEREAS, Sterling Munro served for many years as a dedicated trustee of Central Washington University; and

    WHEREAS, Sterling Munro was known for his outstanding wit and sage advice; and

    WHEREAS, Sterling Munro shared with United States Senator Jackson a deep-seated conviction regarding the fundamental importance of public service, individual integrity, and human dignity; and

    WHEREAS, Sterling Munro died March 9, 1992, at the age of 60, leaving his wife Gene, seven children and thirteen grandchildren;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognizes Sterling Munro's life-long dedication to public service and his selfless contributions for the betterment of Washington state and its people; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Sterling Munro's wife, Gene, and to the members of his family.