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Keith Branter (left), former ICP CAB Chair, receives a plaque commemorating his service from DOE’s Jack Zimmerman at the April 25, 2019 meeting in Twin Falls.
Keith Branter (left), former ICP CAB Chair, receives a plaque commemorating his service from DOE’s Jack Zimmerman at the April 25, 2019 meeting in Twin Falls.

It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as chairman of the ICP CAB since 2016. My predecessor, Herb Bohrer, left big shoes to fill after his term as chairman. However I was fortunate enough to have served as his co-chair for a number of years prior to his retirement from the board. I learned a lot from Herb, and have enjoyed carrying on with the work he started.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the board members, DOE Idaho officials, and support staff for their support.

As co-chair and chairman, I was able to travel to many other DOE-EM cleanup sites and participate in meetings with other chairs and co-chairs from across the complex. During these adventures, I discovered that cleanup work in Idaho is going well. DOE and its contractor, Fluor Idaho, are doing a good job of cleaning up the site. Idahoans should be proud.

I’ll leave my post as chairman with this thought: A lot has changed in the more than 24 years since the Idaho Governor’s agreement was signed. Perhaps it is time to revisit this agreement and update it for the 21st century.

Trilby will be an excellent chairman and I ask that you please provide her with the same support you have afforded me.