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 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.
Mayor Pro Tem / 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. 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 an 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 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 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 represents 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 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