MCEDD is governed by a twenty-one member board of directors representing the counties of the district (5), a representative of the cities of each county (5), representatives of the Ports (2) and Chambers of Commerce (2) of each state, as well as private sector representatives (7). The Board may be reached through the MCEDD office staff.
|Ken Bailey, Chair
Economic Interest: Agriculture; Private Sector
Ken Bailey is Vice President and Shareholder in Orchard View Farms, Inc.
|Bill Schmitt, Vice Chair
Economic Interest: Washington Ports
Bill Schmitt is a Port Commissioner for the Port of Klickitat.
|Bob Hamlin, Secretary/Treasurer
Economic Interest: Skamania County
Bob Hamlin is a Skamania County Commissioner.
|Bob Benton, Executive Committee
Economic Interest: Hood River County
Bob Benton is a Hood River County Commissioner.
|Rex Johnston, Executive Committee
Economic Interest: Klickitat County
Rex Johnston is a County Commissioner for Klickitat County.
|Eric Proffitt, Executive Committee
Economic Interest: Oregon Employment Department; Workforce
Eric Proffitt is a Business and Employment Specialist for WorkSource Oregon.
|Steve Kramer, Executive Committee
Economic Interest: Wasco County
Steve Kramer serves as a Wasco County Commissioner.
|Joe Dabulskis, Executive Committee
Economic Interest: Sherman County
Joe Dabulskis is a County Judge for Sherman County.
Economic Interest: Cities of Klickitat County
Jan Brending is the City Clerk/Treasurer for the City of White Salmon.
Economic Interest: Oregon Chambers of Commerce; Utilities
Tonya Brumley serves as the representative for the Oregon Chambers and is employed by NW Natural.
Economic Interest: Private Businesses
In addition to being a member of the full MCEDD Board of Directors, Scott Clements also serves as the Chair of the MCEDD Loan Administration Board. His primary business is Clements Partners, LLC
Economic Interest: Oregon Ports
David Griffith is a Port Commissioner with Port of The Dalles.
Economic Interest: Food/Beverage Industry
Buck Jones is the Field Marketing Specialist in the Salmon Marketing Division with Columbia River InterTribal Fish Commission.
Economic Interest: Technology
Tom Furey is the Chief Operating Officer at Sagetech Corporation.
Economic Interest: Cities of Skamania County
Leana Kinly is the City Administrator for the City of Stevenson.
Economic Interest: Gorge nonprofits; Higher Education
Stephanie Hoppe is the Director of Foundation and Student Outreach at Columbia Gorge Community College.
Economic Interest: Healthcare
Robert Kimmes is the Chief Executive Officer at Skyline Hospital in White Salmon, Washington.
Economic Interest: Cities of Wasco County
Sue Knapp is a City Councilor with the City of Maupin.
Economic Interest: Cities of Sherman County
Perry Thurston is a City Councilor with the City of Moro.
|Dana Peck, Executive Committee
Economic Interest: Washington Chambers of Commerce
Dana Peck is the Executive Director of the Greater Goldendale Chamber of Commerce.
Economic Interest: Cities of Hood River County
Mark Zanmiller is a City Councilor with the City of Hood River.