About Clallam EDC

Board Meetings 2021

Wednesday27-Jan1pm-3pmZoom
Wednesday24-Mar3pm-5pmZoom
Wednesday28-Apr1pm-3pmZoom
Wednesday26-May1pm-3pmZoom/Port Administration Building
Wednesday28-Jul1pm-3pmZoom/Port Administration Building
Wednesday22-Sep1pm-3pmZoom/Port Administration Building
Wednesday24-Nov1pm-3pmZoom/Port Administration Building
Email for Zoom Invite Port of Port Angeles is located at 338 West First Street in Port Angeles

Executive Board

Michael McQuay President and Owner of Kokopelli Grill/Coyote BBQ Pub 2021

Terry Ward Vice President/ Publisher Sound Publishing 2021

Christy Rookard Treasurer and Regional Manager, VP First Federal 2021

Jennifer Burkhardt Secretary Chief HRO/General Counsel Olympic Medical Center 2022

Board of Directors

Luke Robins President Peninsula College 2022

Bud Denney the Community Planning & Economic Development Director at Makah Tribe

Melene Bourm Surgery Manager Forks Hospital 2021

Brandino Gibson Supervisor WorkSource 2022

Colleen Robinson Executive Director Habitat for Humanity 2022

Andra Smith Executive Director Sequim Food Bank 2022

Cherie Kidd Principle AAA Storage 2023

Marc Abshire Executive Director PA Chamber of Commerce 2023

Todd Feinstein Attorney/ Principle Feinstein Law Firm 2023

William Armacost Council Member City of Sequim 2023

Joe Allen Economic Development Jamestown S’klallam Tribe

Nicole Hartman the Communications Manager at PUD No. 1 of Clallam Count

Meg Pinza, Group Leader for the Coastal Sciences Division located at the Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory

Working Remotely for you:
Executive Director

Previously, Colleen McAleer ran the Washington Business Alliance in Seattle where she led the organization to influence the state’s processes by applying business principles: A strategic plan with metrics and clearly defined goals. Under her leadership the Business Alliance led a coalition of 34 organizations to ensure the McCleary process included an increase of $78M in annual funding to support vocational training needs for kids in the classroom.

Colleen is in her second term as a Commissioner at the Port of Port Angeles. She previously served as the Port’s Director of Business Development and Real Estate. After challenging the status quo, she ran for office, and twice has won 59 of 59 precincts to become the first female Commissioner in the Port’s 98-year history.

At the Port, Colleen has spearheaded the Composite Recycling Technology Center, which has received tens of millions in private and public funding to create innovative manufacturing jobs in rural Washington.

Colleen owned and operated a successful commercial real estate office in Clallam County for ten years. She is a decorated combat veteran who served 10 years in the Army as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot and as a military intelligence officer.

Operations Manager

Peggy Simmons is a 3rd generation community member of Clallam County.

She is a graduate of Sequim High School, and attended Peninsula College before transferring to Washington State University to complete her degree in Social Sciences.

Peggy has been working with small businesses for over 20 years as a Bookkeeper and previously owned a salon in Sequim.

She has spent extensive time as a volunteer for various events and programs such as Look Good Feel Better, The Local Food Banks, Relay for Life, and other non-profits events in a multitude of roles such as event organizer, speaker, and performer.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Aimee Conkle is an Olympic Peninsula native having lived most of her life in Port Angeles, Forks, and Clallam Bay. She has an adult daughter and granddaughter, a son in high school, and her youngest daughter is going into the 5th grade.

She has a wide variety of interests including music, writing and design and has a background in research, website design, social media and event planning. You may also recognize Aimee for her volunteer work in the local food banks.

Community Organizer for Child Care Alliance

Lynn Keenan is gathering information over the next few months on our child care situation in Clallam County, while working on putting together a sustainable course of action for our rural region.

Please reach out to Lynn at Lkeenan@clallam.org with any info or concerns you may have within our Child care industry in Clallam County.

Choose Clallam First Campaign

Silas Crews of Story Crane Video Productions. Currently creating the 2021 installment of Choose Clallam First’s social media campaign in order to support our local businesses and check in on any new pivot points you’d like to share!

This is a 100% free support resource provided to your local businesses due to Covid 19.

If you have ( or would like to nominate) a business in Clallam county and want to see the businesses’ story featured, email Silas directly at silascrews@gmail.com and make sure to check out our Covid Response page at Chooseclallamfirst.com


~2021 Members of Clallam EDC~
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