ONLINE 2021 Board Election Voting opened 11/5 at 6pm.
ONE BALLOT per Member.
You are voting to select a new 2021 Vice President, Treasurer (the position is open if you'd like to be considered) and fill 11 Director spots*. The Chamber has invited nominees to provide a short statement to help you select your candidates for this election.
Voting Concludes Thursday, November 19th at 11pm, and the new Board will be revealed at the December Member Holiday Meeting!
*Our current Chamber President, Josh Lowell and Secretary, Allison Elbahouty still have 1 year left in their term.
2021 Candidate Statements BELOW BALLOT - SCROLL TO SEE or Click HERE to open doc in new window.
Vote for 2021 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
* Denotes a Candidate currently on the 2020 Board of Directors AS a Director or Officer
2021 Candidate Statements
Vice President Candidate - Statement provided by Nominee
JERRY SPRUTE * - Law Office of Gerald A Sprute
“I have been a proud Duvall resident since 2009, and moved my legal practice to Duvall in 2013. I am active in the community, including past service as an officer in the local Rotary Club, serving as President of the SnoValley Senior Center from 2016-2019, and have served as a Duval Chamber of Commerce Board Member for the past 5 years. I have a keen interest in being a positive voice for local businesses. My door is always open if you have questions. I would be honored to represent you as Vice President of the Duvall Chamber of Commerce.
Treasurer Candidate - Statement provided by Nominee
POSITION OPEN for VOLUNTEER CONSIDERATION
Board of Director Candidates – Statements provided by Nominee
BRITTANY CRISS * – Duvall Print & Post
“I have been on the board of directors for the past two years. I have enjoyed being a part of the Chamber of Commerce and supporting the businesses in our community. I would love the opportunity to be part of the board again.”
DEBBIE BREDEWEG – Eastside Weight and Wellness
“As the owner of a relatively young business in Duvall (3 years) I can bring new insight and ideas to the Board about the support that businesses of all ages need to grow and thrive in this amazing town. I also bring an extensive business education, years of work in a variety of capacities with businesses large and small, and experience on Boards of three different schools and churches. I would be honored and excited to serve on the Chamber Board and give back to this community that has been so welcoming to me!”
JASHAR RENTZ * - Alpine Integrated Medicine
"Jashar would appreciate your vote to remain on the board of directors. Jashar has served the chamber for several years, as a member, as treasurer, and as the vice president of the board most recently. While he looks forward to stepping back from the VP role, Jashar, the co-owner of Alpine Integrated Medicine, would love to remain on the board, should you kindly vote me in for another term."
JENNIFER DWYER – Hollyhock Farm
“As a board representative I can bring practical ideas and a positive attitude to our business community. I look forward to weaving my efforts in with other local businesses!”
KASS HOLDEMAN * - Kass Holdeman - RE/MAX Northwest
“I have been a realtor in Duvall for 23 years and also produced the SummerStage concert series for the City of Duvall for nine years. I believe that a strong Chamber of Commerce helps all businesses be successful.
LAURA SMITH – Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
“I have lived in the Snoqualmie Valley for 21 years and am the Executive Director for a local nonprofit serving youth and their families throughout the Snoqualmie Valley. I bring experience in organizational leadership, partnerships & collaboration, fund development, communications, marketing, and more.”
LORNA BUSSING * - Red Pepper Pizzeria & Pasta
“I have had a retail business on Main Street in Duvall for 20 years and have served as a director on Duvall Chamber for the past 7 years and have been lead coordinator on welcome bags for the last 3 years. I am also serving on the board for Snoqualmie Valley Community Network for my second year. As the owner of various businesses I have learned the importance of community engagement and would like to continue serving on the Duvall Chamber board.”
MEGAN CRAWFORD – Acres of Diamonds
“As a long time valley resident and daughter of a small business owner, I’m devoted to the Duvall community. Growing up running around on Main Street, back when “Light up Duvall” was a bunch of middle schoolers replacing light bulbs in the maintenance shed, I recognized the importance of collaboration and unity. I have nothing but a deep desire to bring passion, encouragement, and hard work to the Duvall Chamber by serving on the Board of Directors.”
MICHELLE GENGLER * – Duvall Veterinary Hospital
"I have been deeply involved in all local activities, and enjoying all Duvall has to offer, since becoming a local business owner in 2014. I enjoy all the Chamber offers with regards to supporting my business and other local businesses. The warm community feeling our town offers to residents and visitors alike is unique and deserves to be highlighted as much as possible. Participating as a Chamber Board Member allows me a greater opportunity to promote and support our small town feeling in an ever-changing big city landscape.”
SUNIL SANGVHI * – Edward Jones – Redmond Ridge
“I enjoy serving Duvall clients and being able to give back by being an active part of the Chamber. In these times especially, I feel it is important to be a contributor, supporter and develop positive relationships with as many people as possible in the community.'