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Senior Engineering Tech
City CouncilDr. 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.
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.
Recycling Truck Driver
Assistant Crew Foreman
Sewer Treatment Plant Operator
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Assistant Water Filtration Plant Operator
Public Works Director
MayorMy wife, Janice, and I moved to Chelan in 2005 for several reasons which include: to live in a small rural community, improve our lifestyle and to start our own business (The Vogue). It has always been a dream to find such a community and we have now realized it! Early on I heard a comment that the best communities have a higher percentage of citizens involved in their communities thus my involvement in city government. I have served two terms (8 years) on City Council and am now in my first term as Mayor. My overall goal as Mayor is to see if I can make a tangible positive impact on our community. Some of my key priorities include having our City provide first-class service to our residents, maintaining and improving neighborhoods so all residents live in a clean, safe environment and helping to build a stronger economy by adding clean, light industry which will match-up well with our current agriculture and tourist economies. My vision for the City of Chelan is to retain the charm of our historic downtown, control sprawl, enhance our walkability, do our part to keep Lake Chelan pristine and to pass on a better community to the next generation. I am truly honored to be your Mayor and will work every day and every way to be the very best.
City AdministratorMike Jackson began serving the City of Chelan as City Administrator on November 1, 2016. Mike draws from his experience and enjoyment of public service to meet the challenges of municipal government. He believes each community is unique and strives daily to fulfill the vision and core values as established by the Mayor, City Council and citizens. Mike began his professional career as a State Park Ranger and Park Manager in Utah after graduating from Utah State University in Recreation Resource Management. He then made a shift to City government by serving as Director of Parks, Library and Recreation (PLR) Director in Sterling, Colorado where he was the first Director of that newly formed department. In 2003, Mike was drawn to Washington by the formation of the newly incorporated City of Spokane Valley. At the time, Spokane Valley was the largest U.S. City incorporation in U.S. History and Mike was excited to serve the City as its first Parks and Recreation Director. After several successful and exhilarating years of serving the Spokane Valley community as Parks and Recreation Director, Mike went on to become the Deputy City Manager. Then, in 2010, Mike was selected as City Manager of Spokane Valley and served in that position until 2016. After leaving Spokane Valley, Mike served as Interim Administrator in College Place Washington where he gained additional experience in a council/mayor form of government. In addition to his Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University, Mike also has a Master’s Degree in Management from Regis University in Denver, CO. Mike is a Credentialed City Manager with the International City/County Manager’s Association where he continues to learn as he meets the forty plus hours of development and educational requirements each year. True to his parks and recreation roots, Mike is an active outdoorsman, hiker, golfer and generally “always busy” kind of guy. Mike and his wife Sharon have three grown children and one granddaughter that they dearly love and are very proud of. Mike believes in a balance of work and play and sees Chelan as the perfect place to fulfill both of those dreams.
Parks, Recreation & Community Services Director
Parks Maintenance Worker
Code Compliance Officer
Recreation & Facilities Supervisor
Recreation and Facilities Assistant Supervisor
Assistant Water Filtration Plant Operator
Linda Jo Williams
AAU Youth Sports Coordinator
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Water Filtration Plant Operator
Parks Maintenance Crew Foreman
Councilmember Position No. 1Bio: Council member Kelly Allen and her family moved to Chelan in 2010 so they could live, work and play in a wholesome community with strong family values. She loves the special qualities of Chelan, from the natural resources to the supporting people; and, proudly serves the City of Chelan in helping to maintain the true sense of community while objectively being aware of some of the challenges and opportunities that lie before us. Affordable housing and lake preservation are important issues to Kelly. She realizes there are many obstacles regarding affordable housing and solutions will not be easy to find. Kelly is honored to have been elected and extends a big thank you for trusting her to serve the constituents of our City.
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 45 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 Advertisng/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 Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce board. He has been a Rotarian since 1982 and served two terms as president of Chelan Rotary. Dobbs serves as Chelan's board member for Link Transit and Town Toyota Center (Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center Public Facilities District) and is a liaison to Port of Chelan County.
Mayor Pro Tem / Councilmember Position No. 4Bio: Wendy and her husband, Ed, have been married for longer than they ever thought possible with two grown and talented children, Wolfgang and Jennifer, plus daughter in law, Naoko and son in law, Tom, and two bright and adorable granddaughters, Gwendolyn and Harper. Wendy was born and raised in Wenatchee and has an Associate of Arts from Wenatchee Valley College and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The Evergreen State College. She was Director of Public Acceptance with the Pierce County Assessors Office before opening Puget Sound & Pictures, an award-winning film and video production company with cinematographer/editor husband, Ed. Wendy is past-president of the Wedge Neighborhood association, Pierce County’s farmlands preservation effort and served on both Tacoma Planning and Pierce County Conservation Futures’ commissions. After many satisfying years in business, Wendy and Ed retired early to sailing adventures aboard Integrity, their 45’ sailboat. After thousands of sea miles under the keel, Wendy bought her grandparent’s 1800’s farmhouse in Chelan, a familiar place where her family’s lifelines weave through over a hundred years of local history. Wendy’s great-grandfather, Clint Town, owned and ran the Wenatchee-Waterville stage line, his daughter, Wendy’s grandmother, founded the Mina T. Firman Pollen Company in Chelan in 1933, the first in an important agricultural industry. Wendy and brothers, Robin and Steve, spent many happy summers on Lake Chelan with their parents, Bob and Gwen Firman. First, at the family cabin above Fields Point Landing and later at the North Shore waterfront home. Wendy is active in the Lake Chelan Sailing Association and is incoming chairman of the North Central Washington Economic Development District. She is in her second term on the Chelan City Council.
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.