City Clerk/Public Records Officer
Records Clerk/Office Assistant
Community Development Director
Parks, Recreation & Community Services Director
Jake Youngren, PE
Public Works Director
Mayor Pro Tem / 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 in 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: pickups 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 and her family moved to Chelan in 2005 after a 13-year career at Microsoft. Erin and her husband 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. McCardle joined the council in 2010 after becoming involved in several community projects such as the Valley Vision effort and the Community Aquatics Center. Throughout her tenure on Council, Erin's priorities include focused strategic spending of taxpayer dollars that align with our community's desires; ensuring our youth have a variety of safe options for recreation and athletics; and creating an environment where local businesses and local families can thrive. Councilmember McCardle has also served as the Executive Director of the Historic Downtown Chelan Association since January 2018.
Councilmember Position No. 3Chris and his family moved to Chelan full time three years ago from Wenatchee. Chris has been active in service organizations and youth sports for 17 years. Chris served on the Citizens for the School Bond and Parks & Recreation Advisory Board before being appointed to City Council. In his free time, Chris enjoys golfing and fishing. Education: Masters in Teaching and Curriculum - Central Washington University 2008, Professional Teaching Certificate – Central Washington University 1995, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science – Washington State University 1992
Councilmember Position No. 4Councilmember Peter Jamtgaard grew up in S. E. Portland and has lived in the Chicago area and Honolulu before 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 the 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. 5I began life on my grandfather’s dairy farm in Issaquah. Our family moved to Marysville and eventually to Sultan. I graduated from Sultan High School and went on to Everett Junior College. In my teens I worked at my father’s gas station and garage until I moved to Everett and went to work for Snohomish County in the Youth Services Department. I went on to serve in the Bellevue Police Department, and subsequently as the Police Chief for the City of Bothell, various City administrative roles, and as US Marshal for Western Washington. I coached girls fastpitch softball and taught pitching for all age girls at my pitching clinic in Bothell. I served on the board of the Make-A-Wish foundation for many years. I am married and have five daughters, five sons-in-law, and 12 grandchildren ranging in age from two years to 13 years. We bought our home in downtown Chelan about 10 years ago and enjoy our neighbors and our constant improvement projects.
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. 7Shari was raised in Manson and graduated from Manson High School in 1985. She attended Eastern Washington University, then graduated in 1990 from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington with a BA in Biblical Literature, and a minor in Christian Education. After graduating, she moved home, worked for her Mom in a travel agency, then met and married Darrin Dietrich, a Chelan native. They raised three girls in the Chelan Valley. After her travel agency experience, she started SignGirl, a vinyl graphic sign company in 2001 and still works this business today. Shari and her husband also own and operate Chelan RV Rentals and run their Cherry orchard. Shari served on the Chelan Fruit board for one year and on the City of Chelan Planning Commission for 5 years until she was elected to the City Council. Living in the Chelan Valley since the mid 70’s Shari has seen a lot of change and is passionate about being a part of decisions that effect the valley’s growth – in ways where we still recognize our “little town of Chelan”.
Incoming Finance Director
Accounting Assistant III/Payroll
Accounting Assistant/Accounts Payable
Accounting Assistant/Utility Billing
Community Development Officer
Linda Jo Williams
Plans Examiner / Building Inspector/Code Compliance
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
Deputy City Clerk
Development Project Manager
Travis Denham, PE