Bellingham native 'greening' U.S. House
The Bellingham Herald
"Dan Beard plans to retire if Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. It's the nature of his job - a nonpartisan post in a political teapot. The 66-year-old Bellingham native is chief administrative officer of the House. As such, he oversees all non-legislative operations of the House complex, from issuing paychecks and handling computers for 10,500 workers, to turning 6 million square feet of office space into an environmental showcase. All on a $1.4 billion budget."
Why this is relevant:
Beard is a WWU alumnus. For a story on Beard from WWU's Window Magazine, visit http://www.windowmagazine.org/window/index.php?section=Stories&id=79.