Eileen Cummings

Planning Commission
Title: Commissioner

I moved to Sequim in 2011 from Fairbanks Alaska after 30 years in the north.  I was raised in Olympia, attended college in Bellingham, and headed to Alaska for a short break from the PNW.  After I decided to move back to WA, I had to decide where. I wanted rural, small community, and a place that could be my forever home.  Sequim offered all these things plus a lot less rain!
Education: BA at Western Washington State College, MA and MAT from University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Employment: Finally retired, but currently volunteering at the Sequim Visitors Center and serving on the Planning Commission. My working career included working with at risk youth, I was a non-profit director of early childhood programs (local and state-wide), a real estate broker, and teacher at local community college.  I also owned and operated a fine arts supply store in downtown Sequim.  
Volunteer Work: I was involved with my local Fairbanks governing community by serving on the Fairbanks North Star Borough for two terms.  I think it’s important to give back and local government has been an interest to me for many years.  Serving on the Planning Commission has given me a chance to help guide development and try to preserve the reasons why I moved here.  
Hobbies/Interests: I like to stay outside as much as possible, so I walk, garden, and find time to read - a lot!

Term Expiration: December 31, 2024


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