Board of Directors

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Become A Member

Interested in joining PacMtn as a Board Member?

The PacMtn Board of Directors, PacMtn Elected Official Consortium, and all staff are dedicated to a workforce system that supports businesses, regional industry sectors, and all level of employers and job seekers. We are developing a fully integrated system of services that is efficient at meeting the community and economic needs of the region.

Complete the Board Recruitment Packet and submit following the directions at the end of the packet.

Local Leaders

PacMtn Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the PacMtn Workforce Development Council is made of 26 volunteer members, appointed by County Commissioners (the Consortium) and includes leaders of local businesses, educational institutions, labor unions, community-based organizations and other government agencies.  The Board conducts oversight and establishes priorities around workforce issues helping to ensure that workforce initiatives successfully fulfill the Governor’s vision of a strong workforce development system.

Board Members

Michael Cade
Dr. Lori Thompson
Christina Riley

County Representatives

Grays Harbor County

Alissa Shay
Logistics Cross Sector

Manager of Business Development
Port of Grays Harbor


Lewis County

Richard DeBolt
Economic Development

Lewis County EDC

Peter Lahmann
Economic Development

Port Commissioner


Mason County

Jacquelin Earley
Wood Products Manufacturing

Workforce Development Coordinator
Sierra Pacific Industries

Derek Epps
Aquaculture and Food Production

Seattle Shellfish


Pacific County

Sue Yirku
Economic Development

Executive Director
Pacific County EDC

Jeanne Brooks
Private Sector

Azure Strategy

Jovon Vaughn
Private Sector Enterprise

Executive Director
Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Thurston County

Michael Cade
Economic Development

Executive Director
Thurston County EDC

David Schaffert
Private Sector Enterprise

Thurston County Chamber

Angela White
Construction Trades

Olympia Master Builders

Regional Representatives

Jonathan Pleger
CBO/ Serves Disabled Populations


Clint Bryson
Labor Organization

IBEW Local 76

Joe Vansyckle
Wagner Peyser Employment Service

Employment Security Department

Christina Riley
Labor and Apprenticeship Representative
Cheryl Heywood
Community Based Organization - Serves All Populations

Timberland Regional Library

Dr. Lorie Thompson
Capital STEM Alliance

Regional Network Director

Dr. Carli Schiffner
Post-Secondary Higher Education


Grays Harbor College

Basic Education Acquisition (BedA)
Bob Guenther
Organized Labor

Thurston-Lewis-Mason Counties Labor Council

Jason Reed

Administrator/Community Services Division

Tricia Wiltse
Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor


Board Meetings and Materials

Meeting Dates

Dates are tentative. Please contact PacMtn offices for confirmation of meeting dates, times, and location




Meeting Materials

January 25, 2024

General Meeting

Hybrid: PacMtn Offices & Microsoft Teams

February 22, 2024

Board Meeting & Winter Retreat

Talking Cedar

19770 Sargent Rd SW

Rochester, WA 98579

April 25, 2024

Board Meeting & Budget Workshop

Lacey Community Center & Online via Microsoft Teams

June 20, 2024

PY24 Preliminary Budget Adoption

Hybrid: PacMtn Offices & Microsoft Teams

September 26, 2024

Board Meeting & Fall Retreat


November 14, 2024

PY24 Final Budget Adoption

Hybrid: PacMtn Offices & Microsoft Teams

Thursday November 16, 2023

Hybrid: PacMtn Offices & Virtually via Microsoft Teams

Thursday September 28, 2023

Fall Retreat: Little Creek Casino & Resort & Virtually via Microsoft Teams

Thursday July 27, 2023

This meeting was cancelled.

April 27, 2023

Board Meeting & Budget Workshop Virtually via Microsoft Teams

February 22, 2023

Winter Retreat: Alderbrook Resort Virtually via Microsoft Teams

Thursday, January 26, 2023

PacMtn Offices or Virtually via Microsoft Teams

Thursday, January 26, 2023

PacMtn Offices or Virtually via Microsoft Teams

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Virtually via Microsoft Teams

Thursday, September 22, 2022

South Puget Sound Community College & Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Hybrid: Centralia College - Hanson Boardrooms & Zoom

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Hybrid: PacMtn - John Loyle Conference Room & Zoom

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Hybrid: Aberdeen's Rotary Log Pavilion & Zoom

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hybrid : PacMtn - John Loyle Conference Room & Zoom

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Hybrid : PacMtn - John Loyle Conference Room & Zoom

Thursday, June 24, 2021


Thursday, March 25, 2021


Friday, November 13, 2020


Thursday, June 25, 2020


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Centralia College

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Centralia College

Thursday, June 27, 2019

South Puget Sound Community College,

Friday, May 10, 2019

PacMtn – John Loyle Conference Room

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Olympic College Shelton Campus

January 24, 2019

Grays Harbor College


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thurston Economic Development Council

Thursday, November 29, 2018

PacMtn Offices

Thursday, September 27, 2018

PacMtn Offices

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Centralia Timberland Regional Library

Thursday, March 22, 2018

St. Martin's University

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hotel Red Lion, Olympia

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Olympic College Shelton Campus

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WorkSource Thurston

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Satsop Business Park

Friday, June 22, 2017

Satsop Business Park

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Satsop Business Park

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Timberland Regional Library Administrative Office

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Additional Committees At PacMtn

Executive Finance Committee


Other Committees