Board of County Commissioners

Meet your Board of County Commissioners & Staff

December 18, 2017


Mike Manus-District 2 Commissioner    Steve Kiss-District 3 Vice-Chair    Karen Skoog-District 1 Chair

Rhonda Cary-Clerk of the Board    Christine Rahoun-Commissioner Programs    Spencer Shanholtzer-Human Resources Manager   


The Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative body of the County.

The Board adopts and oversees the budget and oversees departments not under another elected official such as Public Works, Community Development, Counseling Services and Information Technology Services.

The Commissioners make policy decisions by resolution or ordinance.

The Commissioners also share seats on many local community Board of Directors such as Tri County Health, Rural Resources and Tri County Economic Development and on boards and commissions at regional and state-wide levels such  as the Washington State Association of Counties and Eastern Washington Council of Governments.

The Commissioners are active advocates for the community on many issues including Forest lands, water and land use issues.

The Board meets every Monday and Tuesday in the Courthouse located at 625 West 4th Street, Newport, WA. Meetings are open to the public. Public Comment is at 4:00 p.m. every Monday. The Commissioners and their terms are listed along with their email link and contact information.

Mailing address: PO Box 5025, Newport, WA 99156

2017 Holiday Office Closures
January 2 – New Year’s Day (observed)
January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 20 – President’s Day
May 29 – Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
September 4 – Labor Day
November 10 – Veteran’s Day
November 23 & 24 – Thanksgiving
December 22 & 25 – Christmas

Christine Rahoun

Commissioner Programs
Civil Service Chief Examiner
(509) 447-6480
FAX (509) 447-0595

Community Links

‘Community Links’ in progress.