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Clallam EDC exists to help businesses perform to the best of their ability in our county with access to resources, tax incentives, workforce support, and more. A balance of small, mid-size and large businesses will make a more solid foundation for economic growth and stability.

Board Membership

16 Engaged, Experienced & Diverse Board Members

6 Members representing For-Profit Businesses:  Publisher of Peninsula Daily News; CEO of 3rd Party Administrator; CEO of Consulting Firms; VP of a Community Bank; Owner of 2 Restaurants; VP of Black Ball Ferry;

2 Non-Profit Executive Directors:  Habitat for Humanity; Sequim Food Bank

3 Board Directors representing three local Tribes:  LEKT, Jamestown and Makah

5 Board Directors representing Special District Governments:  OMC CEO, Forks Hospital Surgery Manager; College President; WorkSource Director; Special District Pool Board Director

Executive Director

Clallam EDC is led by Colleen McAleer, CCIM, Executive Director, cmcaleer@clallam.org.

Colleen has decades of experience in executive leadership roles at the county and state level. She previously led the Washington Business Alliance where they successfully championed strong business policies. 

Colleen services as a twice-elected Commissioner at the Port of Port Angeles, the first female Commissioner in the Port's 97-year history. She Previously served as the Port's Director of Business Development. 

Colleen owned and operated a successful commercial real estate company in Clallam County supporting hundreds of businesses, large and small from 2002-2011. Before moving to Sequim, she was a decorated combat veteran who served 10 years in the Army as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot and as a military intelligence officer. 

Highlights of Colleen’s Board Experience

Commissioner, Seattle Sports Commission; Link to SSC board info; 2015-present
Board Member, Washington State Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing; http://www.coeaerospace.com/ 2013-present
WA Advisory Board Member, US Global Leadership Coalition http://www.usglc.org 2016-present
Board of Governors, Peninsula College Foundation; http://pencol.edu/foundation 2010-2016