Jennifer States

City Council
Title: Councilmember
Phone: (360)582-2471

The Sequim City Council voted unanimously to appoint Jennifer States to fill the vacant City Council position on January 8, 2018. Her term will expire on December 31, 2019.

Jennifer is driven by her passion to create a sustainable future from an economic and environmental perspective through collaboration. She and her husband, David Volmut, chose Sequim as their home and place to open their business, Wind Rose Cellars, 7 years ago.  She knows first-hand about the challenges faced by small business owners and wants to find ways to help them be more successful.

Since receiving her degree in Political Science, Jennifer has gained 20 years of experience in government, industry, non-profit, and research environments. Her government experience includes work across local, state and federal sectors; while her private sector experience has focused on business development, policy, and public affairs.

Jennifer has a professional background in energy and clean technology. She currently works as the Business Development Manager for DNV GL – Energy North America. Her previous local experience includes work at the Port of Port Angeles, the Composite Recycling Technology Center, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Along with her husband, she is the co-owner of Wind Rose Cellars winery and bistro in downtown Sequim.

Jennifer serves as the city's representative on the North Olympic Development Council and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.


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