Board of County Commissioners

Meet your Board of County Commissioners & Staff

Per the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56), all emails are subject to disclosure as a public record

March 19, 2018



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

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

2018 Holiday Office Closures
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 19 – President’s Day
May 28 – Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
September 3 – Labor Day
November 12 – Veteran’s Day (observed)
November 22 & 23 – Thanksgiving
December 24 & 25 – Christmas

Christine Rahoun

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

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‘Community Links’ in progress.