The Oregon Senate Wednesday confirmed Gov. John Kitzhaber’s appointments of Tom Imeson as chair and Michael Rose as a member of the state Board of Forestry. They will fill vacancies left by current chair John Blackwell and board member Steve Wilson, whose terms expire at the end of December.
Both Blackwell and Wilson asked that Kitzhaber not reappoint them.
Imeson, of Portland, is currently public affairs director at the Port of Portland.
Rose, of Elkton, has represented forest industry workers for 36 years, including through the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers/Woodworkers District Lodge in Gladstone.