Election results for the 2020-21 WSAC Board of Directors, NACo Board of Directors, and WIR Board of Directors were announced on Thursday, Nov. 19, during the WSAC General Membership meeting. As the WSAC election concluded, outgoing WSAC Board of Directors President Rob Gelder had this to say,

Transitions – whether they be of elections, terms, or seasons – can often be bittersweet. While I will be starting a new term as a county commissioner, I’ve stepped away from being president for WSAC. It was a great experience, even in these crazy times. With your support, I’m honored to represent WSAC on the NACo board of directors and will do my very best for you. Truly, the transition that is most difficult for me is saying goodbye to cherished colleagues that I’ve worked with over the past 8+ years. Our association is stronger today because of each and every one of them. Thank you and may the holiday season and year ahead be full of joy and health.

Congratulations to the following:

WSAC Board of Directors

  • President – Michael Largent, Whitman County
  • First Vice President – Jamie Stephens, San Juan County
  • Second Vice President – Mary Kuney, Spokane County
  • Immediate Past President – Rob Gelder, Kitsap County

Eastern Region Representatives

  • Ron Anderson, Yakima County
  • Chris Branch, Okanogan County
  • Al French, Spokane County
  • Cory Wright, Kittitas County
  • Chris Seubert, Asotin County (Alternate)

Western Region Representatives

  • Kathy Lambert, King County
  • Nate Nehring, Snohomish County
  • Janet St. Clair, Island County
  • Vickie Raines, Grays Harbor County
  • Mark Ozias, Clallam County (Alternate)
  • Dennis Weber, Cowlitz County (Alternate)

NACo Board of Directors

  • Robert Gelder, Kitsap County

WIR Board of Directors

  • Dennis Weber, Cowlitz County
  • Stephanie Wright, Snohomish County

WSAC’s outgoing Immediate Past-President, Scott Hutsell, shared, “My last four years on the Executive Committee have been a very rewarding experience. We at WSAC have a great Board of Directors, staff, and membership. The future looks very bright for ‘our organization,’ and I look forward to participating with both seasoned and new members in the years to come!

Thank you to all our current and past Board of Directors who have served Washington’s 39 counties, and congratulations to all of the incoming officers and representatives!