Mark started working for the city of Pullman in 1985 as the Assistant City Engineer. Working his way up through the City Engineer position, he was appointed Public Works Director in July 1988, after a 6-month assignment as the interim director. In October 2012, Mark was assigned the additional position of interim City Supervisor, following the retirement of long-term (31-year) City Supervisor John Sherman. In January 2013, he was appointed permanently to the City Supervisor position, leaving the public works department after 28 years of service. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho and is a registered professional civil engineer. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and biking, particularly in the upper St. Joe River country of north Idaho.
Joanna was appointed Library Director in November 2011. She began her library career in 2001 as an administrative assistant for Neill Public Library. She was awarded her professional librarian certification from the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State in 2011. She obtained her bachelors of arts degree in Spanish from the University of Idaho in 1997. She and her husband, Ben, have a daughter and a son.
Alan has been with the city of Pullman since 1976. Prior work experience includes the Pullman office of the Soil Conservation Service and Auburn Springs (Ohio) Country Club. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in biology from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky in 1974 and did additional studies in architecture at the University of Cambridge in England and University of Dundee in Scotland.
Mark has been with the city of Pullman since October 1998. Prior to coming to Pullman, he was the IT Director for Smith Gardens, one of the 50 largest greenhouse grower in the U.S., with locations from Bellingham to Northern California. Mark has also been the Network Manager for the Whitcom Regional 911 Center since 2004 and serves as an advisory member on the Whitman County Emergency Communications Committee. He and his wife, Crystal, have a daughter and a son.
Kurt has been working with the city since August 2000. Prior to coming to Pullman, he was a recreation coordinator with the city of Lewiston and the Northwest Children's Home in Lewiston, Idaho. Kurt has a B.A. in recreation and leisure studies from Washington State University.
Pete started as an intern with the city of Pullman in 1982, and has been employed full-time for the city since 1984. Prior to that, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service on the Mt. Hood National Forest. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his master’s degree in regional planning from Washington State University. He currently serves on the Planning Association of Washington board of directors.
Gary was appointed Chief of Police in July 2010. Prior to coming to Pullman, Gary worked for the Claremont Police Department (CA) for nearly 33 years, attaining the rank of Captain. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Management from the University of Redlands (CA) and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. He is a graduate of the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College and the FBI National Academy.
Kevin started with the city of Pullman in June 2004 as Deputy Public Works Director. He was appointed Public Works Director in January 2013. Prior work experience includes thirteen years of consulting engineering experience and three years with a water district in San Diego County. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from San Diego State University and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho, including coursework at Washington State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Washington and Idaho.
Bill, a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, joined the city of Pullman in September 2009. Bill accrued more than 25 years of financial management experience in Washington and Arizona in both the public and private sectors. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Arizona State University and possesses a community college lifetime teaching certificate. Bill and his wife, Carol, have three boys.
Karen has worked for the City of Pullman since August of 1981, and has served as the Human Resources Manager since September of 2003. Karen began working for the City after graduating from Washington State University. Karen currently serves on the advisory committees for the Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust and the Association of Washington Cities Workers' Compensation Retrospective Rating Program.
Mike came to Pullman in 1979 attending Washington State University. After a short break, he started his fire service career in Moses Lake at Grant County Fire District #5 in 1981. He returned to WSU in 1983 joining the WSU Fire Department as a student resident and later hired fulltime by the department in 1985 where he received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Political Science. Mike joined the Pullman Fire Department in 1996 as the Assistant Fire Chief of Operations until his recent appointment as Fire Chief on February 1, 2013.