John Harrison is the information officer of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council in Portland, Oregon. He helps edit and write Council publications, writes speeches, news releases and Council Quarterly stories and answers background questions from the media and tracks media coverage of the Council. 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. He has a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.
John currently lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, Dawn. They have two children, John and Andy.