Board of Commissioners
Commissioner Pat Downie (President): E-mail: email@example.com
Commissioner Downie is one of two City of Port Angeles Councilman on the WSMPD Board. Commissioner Downie was raised in Burbank, California and moved with his family to Port Angeles in 1974, where he took over ownership of the Royal Victorian Motel prior to opening the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream store in 1979. For 15 years he was involved with commercial real estate and senior housing development. Since 1998, he has been the Program Coordinator for Catholic Community Services/Volunteer Services of Clallam County.
Long actively engaged in civic and community service, Councilmember Downie is the President of Paint the Town, former Chair of the Port Angeles Planning Commission, past Board President of the North Olympic Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau, past member of the boards of the Juan De Fuca Festival of the Arts, and PALOA. He currently serves on the advisory boards of the North Olympic Volunteer Center, RSVP, and the Regional Transportation Planning Organization.
Commissioner Downie has a B.A. degree in Sociology from California State University Northridge, with a minor in Urban Planning. During his professional and business career he has been accorded numerous awards of recognition, including the “Friend of Humanity” Employee Service Award from Catholic Community Services, Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Community Service from the City of Port Angeles, and Special Recognition and Community Service Awards from the Sequim and Port Angeles Associations of Realtors.
Commissioner Downie is married to his wife, Jayne, of 46 years. They have two grown daughters, Erin Craver who lives with her husband Ray in Bothell, Washington, and Lynn Crumb who lives with her husband Michael in North Bend, Washington and four grandchildren.
Commissioner Mike Chapman (Vice President): E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner Mike Chapman is one of two Clallam County Commissioners on the WSMPD Board. Commissioner Chapman is a lifetime Washington resident. He is married to Bobbi and they have two sons, Larson and Anders. Commissioner Chapman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwest College, and a Master of Arts degree from Duquesne University.
In addition to his duties as a County Commissioner, Commissioner Chapman serves as the chair of the Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization. Commissioner Chapman serves on the Clallam County Board of Health, the Clallam County Transit Authority Board and he is the chair of the the Clallam County Meth Action Team. Also, Commissoner Chapman serves on the Board of the North Olympic Baseball and Softball Assoc. Commissioner Chapman and his family enjoy biking on the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) and participation in youth sports.
Commissioner Gary Holmquist: E-mail: email@example.com
Commissioner Holmquist was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. Annual family summer vacations to the Olympic Peninsula nurtured his interest in this area. Gary graduated from Washington State University in 1974 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
In 1978, Gary accepted a job as a project engineer at the papermill currently owned by Nippon Paper Industries in Port Angeles. His current position is Production Manager.
His community service activities include coaching select youth soccer and recreational basketball and baseball, United Way campaigner, YMCA Executive Board member, Hurricane Winter Sports Club Executive Board member, Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Ski Education Foundation Board Member, National Ski Patroller, National Ski Patrol Avalanche Instructor, founding board member of the North Olympic Peninsula Discovery Marathon and Save the Pool Steering Committee Member.
Gary and his wife Jan have been married for 28 years. They have two sons, Brian, a student at the University of Washington and Danny, who passed away in December, 2003 from a malignant brain tumor. Family activities include backpacking, hiking, backcountry skiing, swimming and biking. Gary and Jan are life long swimmers. Gary swam for the Tacoma Swim Club, Wilson High School and Washington State University. He was inducted into the Tacoma – Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 as a member of the 1970 Wilson High School State Championship Swim Team.
Commissioner Mike Doherty: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner Mike Doherty is one of two Clallam County Commissioners on the WSMPD Board. Commissioner Doherty was raised, educated, and employed in Port Angeles. After service in the U.S. Navy, he attended Peninsula College, Gonzaga University, and Georgetown University. He earned a baccalaureate degree in political science, a master’s degree in juvenile counseling, and a juris doctor degree. He was an adjunct faculty member at Peninsula College for over twenty years, teaching Business Law and American Government, while also doing contract legal research.
As the initial chairman of the Clallam County Board of Freeholders, Commissioner Doherty helped design a process that eventually resulted in the drafting and passage of the Clallam County Home Rule Charter. Subsequently serving as a county commissioner from 1976-1980, Commissioner Doherty participated in the implementation of the Clallam County’s new charter government. Other public service has included election to the Port Angeles School Board (1991-1998), which he chaired from 1996-1998. Re-elected as a commissioner in 1998, 2002, and 2006 he represents the third or westernmost district of the county.
Commissioner Doherty has served on numerous state and local advisory boards and committees. He has testified before committees of both houses of the Washington State Legislature and the U.S. Congress, state and federal agencies and the National Energy Board of Canada.
Mike is married to Dr. Paula Doherty, Vice-President of Institutional Effectiveness at Peninsula College. They have three adult sons, Eoin, Conn and Killian.
Commissioners Brad Collins: Email email@example.com
Brad Collins has served on the Port Angeles City Council since 2010 and as Deputy Mayor since 2012. Mr. Collins works on resource development and capital projects as a Deputy Director of Serenity House of Clallam County, a homeless housing provider. He retired after 24 years as the Planning Director for the Cities of Tukwila, Port Angeles, Arlington, and Sultan.
A Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Mr. Collins was the President of the American Planning Association Washington Chapter at the time of the development and passage of the Growth Management Act and has served on numerous national APA committees. Brad is a charter member of the Professionals Council for the Department of Built Environments at the University of Washington since 1987 where he continues to lecture on urban planning.
Mr. Collins remains active in a number of community nonprofit organizations including the William Shore Memorial Pool District, the Feiro Marine Life Center, the Clallam County Historical Society, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Friends of Olympic National Park, and the North Olympic Land Trust. For 35 years, Brad was a youth soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball coach. He is a former water safety instructor, lifeguard, USA Water Polo player, and Masters Swimmer.