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Dan Dotta of Burbank, is the Facilities Services Manager for the City of Pasco and has worked there for 21 years. He manages up to 60 employees who maintain all 42 city owned buildings, 28 parks, TRAC Sports Complex and the City View Cemetery. Dan excels in long range planning, budgeting and project management and is driven to provide the community with the best services fiscally possible. His strong beliefin community involvement is what motivated him to apply for the board of directors. Dan is Past President of the Pasco Kiwanis, Kiwanis Advisor for the Burbank Key Club, treasurer for the First Baptist Church of Burbank, on the Pasco School District Technical Committee and the Area Director for Toastmasters.
In addition, he is a small business owner with his M.S. in Business Management and Leadership, whichhas allowed him to be an adjunct professor at CBC in the Project Management program. Dan feels he has a unique background that would make him an asset to the board and the community. For the last 21 years, Dan and his wife, Kim have raised their three children in Burbank. They are very involved members of Burbank First Baptist Church. Life is just a big adventure and now they are enjoying camping, fishing, hunting and sometimes just plain traveling, with their four grandchildren and their families.
A resident of Burbank since 1979, I have served on the board of Columbia Rural Electric Association since 2000, three of those years as a board chair. After initial election, I received the training necessary to become a Credentialed Cooperative Director. My wide range of prior work experience has served me well during my time on the board. For ten years, I worked for Valmont Northwest, installing and maintaining center pivot irrigation systems for farmers in and around the Columbia Basin. I independently owned and operated a 50-foot commercial fishing vessel for seven years, fishing the Pacific Ocean for albacore tuna to supply commercial canneries. For three years, I worked for National Marine Fisheries Service, doing research on the Columbia and Snake River systems, transporting fish downriver and ultimately building and installing bypass systems for the dams. I retired from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a building technician, but during my employment with PNNL, I held several different positions, including interfacing with different research groups to match project, personnel and facility needs. It has been a pleasure serving as your representative for the past several years and I look forward to continuing to serve you on the Columbia REA board.