Have you ever wondered how you could get involved in your community? Wanted to help make a difference in Kalama? There are many Commissions, Committees, and Boards that help the City Council and staff to address all the issues the City faces. The City of Kalama is lucky to have many dedicated civic-minded citizens who volunteer to serve without pay to benefit the community. Become one now. Application for Commissions, Boards, and Committees. Application for City of Kalama Civil Service Commission.
PLANNING COMMISSION - Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council to ensure the best methods of growth, development, and expansion of the City. Meetings held on the second Thursday of each month @ 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Lynn Hughes Susan Dennis Langham
Term: 1/02/2018- 1/2/2023 Term: 01/02/2019 - 01/02/2024
Patrick Harbison, Chairman Craig Frkovich Dan Ohall
Term: 09/03/2014 - 01/02/2021 Term: 01/17/2018 - 01/02/2021 Term: 01/16/2015 - 01/02/2021
Phillip Fortuna Joy Greenberg
Term: 01/01/2017 - 01/02/2023 Term: 08/07/2018 - 01/02/2020
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION - Serves to address personnel issues of the Kalama Police Department under Washington State Law. Meetings held monthly as needed. Application for City of Kalama Civil Service Commission.
Vacant Term: 11/01/2017 - 09/01/2022
Gary C. Finley Term: 09/01/2014 - 09/01/2020
Don Mathison, Chairman Term: 09/01/2012 - 09/01/2018
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES - Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council to develop operating policies for the City Library. Meetings held every other month on the third Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Elaine Bystrom - Library Director Pix Basso , Chairperson
Term: 11/01/2015 - 01/01/2020
Cynthia Svensson Harlyn Jenkins
Term: 01/01/2011 - 01/01/2021 Term: 01/01/2018 - 01/01/2023
Robert Schimelpfenig Ruthie Tippin
Term: 2018 - 01/01/2022 Term: 07/2019 - 01/01/20 24
KALAMA TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on the use and expenditure of the Lodging tax funds to be used solely for Tourism activities. Members serve 1-year terms
Councilmember Mary Putka, Chair, Taryn Nelson, Matt Salsman, Linda Dolph, Mary Gillespie, Liz Newman are the current members . There is one vacant position to be filled by a Kalama Business owner.
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on updates to the City’s Parks & Recreation Plan, implementation of its elements and on park development. Meetings are held every other month on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The Board is currently not active but may be reactivated in the future.