Deputy Clerk/Administrative Assistant
Parks, Recreation & Community Services Director
Public Works Director
Councilmember Position No. 1EDUCATION: Graduates of Chelan High School (1965), Wenatchee Valley College (1972), Western Washington University (B.S. marine biology and organic chemistry, 1974), The Evergreen State College (M.S. Environmental Policy, 1994). MILITARY: U.S. Navy (1967-1971); Radio-teletype operations; 1.5 years Okinawa; 2 years staff of the Admiral of the Western Pacific U.S. Navy operations; top secret/crypto security clearance. Vietnam Veteran. EMPLOYMENT: Environmental under-ice diving research team, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska (1976-1980); aquaculture research, 10 years seaweeds, 2 years blue mussels (Puget Sound, British Columbia, South Korea, Japan, Maine: 1980-1990); real estate project development & sales (1975-2014). Retired 2014. SIGNIFICANT PAST AFFILIATIONS: Cascade Land Conservancy/ForTerra (nationally recognized regional land trust) (1998-2013) Board of Directors, Acquisitions Chair, $5M-$10M annual budgets. CURRENT AFFILIATIONS: Chelan Senior Center (CSC): Board of Directors, Vice-Chair 2018, Chair-elect 2019. CSC ReRuns Thrift Store: pick ups and deliveries; facilities manager. Friends of Lake Chelan: citizen-based wise-use public planning organization. Chelan Valley Open Space Forum: participant. Our Valley, Our Future: participant. Senior Living Initiative: steering committee and site selection committee. Watershed Planning Unit: participant. Chelan County Short Term Rentals project: participant. City of Chelan Short Term Rentals project: participant.
Councilmember Position No. 2Bio: Councilmember McCardle, her husband and their two young sons relocated to Chelan in 2005. They chose Chelan for several reasons - the natural beauty of the area with its many outdoor activities; the small community; and the strong integrity of Chelan's citizens. Erin became interested in running for City Council after getting her feet wet in a couple community projects. The Valley Vision effort in 2007 highlighted how so many people from diverse backgrounds and experiences can come together, roll up their sleeves and come together on the areas most important in their lives and their community. She has also been actively involved and most recently took the leadership position of the Lake Chelan Aquatics & Community Center Committee. Erin hopes that more people will become involved in the shaping the future of Chelan and she will strive to make this community a thriving, healthy and safe place to live. Erin serves on the Council Sustainability Committee, North Central Washington Economic Development District Committee, North Central Washinton Resource Conservation & Development Committee, Lake Chelan Tourism & Promotion Group Committee. She also serves as an alternate for the Regional Transportation Planning Organization Committee.
Councilmember Position No. 3Councilmember Dobbs and his wife, Kathryn (Kelly), moved their family to Chelan in 1976 when he started a 20-year career as broadcaster, sales manager, and station manager at KOZI Radio. When owner Jerry Isenhart sold KOZI Radio in 1999, Dobbs purchased the Computer and Verizon cell phone businesses from Isenhart and started his own business, Raycom RadioShack. After twelve years, Dobbs sold the business in 2011 and took a position at North Cascades Bank where he recently retired. Dobbs and his wife have been married 48 years. They have five adult children who all graduated from Chelan Valley schools. Kathryn, grew up at Kelly’s Resort in Chelan and graduated from Chelan High School. Dobbs grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and has an Advertising/Marketing degree from San Jose State University. Ray and Kathryn met in Hawaii while Dobbs was serving in the Navy during the Vietnam war. They have 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Dobbs was a Planning Commissioner for City of Chelan for 10 years and Treasurer for Historic Downtown Chelan Assn for 5 years. He also served on the Wenatchee and Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce boards. He has been a Rotarian since 1982 and served two terms as president of Chelan Rotary. Dobbs is the City's Liaison to Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority and Chelan Fire & Rescue.
Councilmember Position No. 4Councilmember Peter Jamtgaard grew up in S. E. Portland and has lived in the Chicago area and Honolulu prior to moving to Chelan. He is divorced with no children. Peter started coming to the Chelan Valley in 1972 visiting Holden Village and returned numerous times living and working at Holden and in Chelan. He has been a permanent resident of Chelan for three years. Peter has an undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Marquette University and a Professional Masters in Structural Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is a licensed civil and structural engineer in multiple states. Peter has 30 years’ experience in construction and engineering/architecture. In 2008 his employer built four 50+ story buildings in Chicago for steel erection, deck erection and crane erection, under his department. He is an expert in computer aided drafting and building information modeling. Peter has worked as the Safety Director for Holden Village and other previous employers. Currently, he works locally, nationally and internationally as an engineering consultant. Peter served over six years on the Autodesk Users Group International (with 300,000+ members) as a Director and as Vice President. He has served over 11 years as a director for the Steel Deck Institute (trade organization for the multibillion dollar steel deck industry).
Councilmember Position No. 5Servando Robledo moved to the Chelan area after completing his studies as a computer programmer in Morelia, Mexico in 1992. He began a job at Chelan Fruit where he worked for several years and also met his wife Linda. They married and had a son and two daughters who have grown into wonderful young adults. Servando found his calling for community and customer service working as apartment manager for the Diocese of Yakima in Chelan. He continued his career in business administration and hospitality working at Lake Chelan Shores and later for Wyndham Vacation Ownership as General Manager where he managed condominium resorts in Leavenworth, WA and Seaside, OR. Servando returned to Chelan and is currently the Director of Resort Operations and Property Manager of the Homeowner’s Association at the Chelan Lookout. He became involved in the community doing what he enjoys most, providing community service and building relationships. He serves on the board of the Historic Downtown Chelan Association and on the board of the Chelan Foodbank. He volunteers as a substitute ESL instructor and is a Chelan Rotarian. One of his goals as a councilmember is to engage the Hispanic community and expand communication on issues to improve the quality of life in Chelan such as affordable housing and services.
Councilmember Position No. 6Tim was raised in New England and earned a degree in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire in 1985. He has worked as a Land Surveyor ever since and is licensed in New Hampshire and Washington State. He and his wife Tracy moved to Chelan in 1991 where they made their home and raised their two children, Hank and Nora. The family has lived in the same West Chelan neighborhood ever since. They enjoy being close to downtown, the great schools and Lake Chelan. After twelve years working for Erlandsen Associates of Brewster, Tim opened his own business, Pinnacle Surveying in 2003. He maintains a small staff and operates primarily in the Chelan Valley with a variety of large and small landowners, architects, builders and various agencies. Tim is involved in many community activities which include Past President of the Nordic Ski Club, volunteer and board member for Echo Valley, and assisting Habitat for Humanity professionally on affordable housing projects. He is a Past President of Rotary and remains active in that organization with the Youth Exchange and various other community service projects. Tim began his service to the community as a member of the Park Board. He was later appointed to the Planning Commission where he served until being elected as a City Councilmember.
Councilmember Position No. 7Dr. Ty Witt began working in Chelan to fill an opening at Lake Chelan Community Hospital in May of 2011. Since his first visit to the valley, he felt connected and inspired by the area. He and his wife, Kathy, relocated full-time to Chelan in August 2014. During the ensuing years, Ty’s involvement in various activities with the Chelan Rotary throughout the area represent his interests and desires to serve the City of Chelan. Although this Council position is Dr. Witt’s first elected office, he has been very active throughout his career in leadership and service roles. After earning his Medical Degree from UCLA and finishing an OB/GYN residency at OHSU he spent the subsequent twelve years in private practice while filling various high level responsibility positions in the medical field including medical staff president, credentials committee chair, surgery department chair and clinical professor. In 2002, he decided to do a tour of military active duty following the 9/11 attack in 2001. He became a flight surgeon for the USAF on the F-16 at Luke AFB in 2003. Flight Commander and Squadron Commander levels were achieved along with AF Achievement and Commendation Medals and a Global War on Terrorism Medal prior to an honorable discharge in 2006. Family time is very important to Ty. He loves to spend time with his wife, their college age children and friends. The more physical and adventurous the activity the better. Boating, bicycling, skiing and snowmobiling have become the go to activities here in Chelan. He also has a passion to build and fix things, especially when these activities help someone in need. Dr. Witt is looking forward to dedicating himself to his service on the Chelan City Council.
Sr Accountant/Business Manager
Accounting Assistant III/Payroll
Accounting Assistant II/Utility Billing
Accounting Assistant/Accounts Payable
Community Development Officer
Linda Jo Williams
Recreation & Facilities Supervisor
Parks Maintenance Crew Foreman
Recreation and Facilities Assistant Supervisor
Golf Course Superintendent
Assistant Golf Pro
AAU Youth Sports Coordinator
Parks Maintenance Worker
Senior Engineering Tech
Recycling Truck Driver
Recycling Truck Driver
Sewer Treatment Plant Operator
Water Filtration Plant Operator
Assistant Water Filtration Plant Operator
Asst. Sewer Treatment Plant Operator
Assistant Water Filtration Plant Operator
Assistant Crew Foreman
Sanitation Truck Driver