John Harrison is the Council's information officer. He helps edit and write Council publications, speeches, and news releases and answers background questions from the news media and the public. He also works with the rest of the public affairs staff to devise and implement public involvement strategies. He came to the Council in 1990 from the Columbian, Vancouver, Washington's daily newspaper, where he was a reporter for six years writing about Northwest energy issues and an editor for four years. Before that, John was a reporter at the Spokane Chronicle, and he also was a reporter during college at newspapers in Eugene and La Grande, Oregon; Everett and Longview, Washington; and Lewiston, Idaho. He has a bachelor's degree in communications from Washington State University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.