Meet Our New Executive Director!

DePlace family photo

The Methow Valley Citizens Council is extremely pleased to announce the hiring of Brian de Place as our new Executive Director.  He will join MVCC officially on June 20th.  Brian has been visiting the Methow Valley throughout his life and holds a “deep and abiding passion for the character and natural beauty of the Methow Valley as one of our last great places.”

“Moving to the Methow Valley and working at an organization that has been so instrumental in preserving this place is like a dream come true,” says Brian.

Brian holds a Bachelors Degree from Seattle Pacific University and a Masters Degree from the Catholic University Leuven in Leuven, Belgium.

His professional background includes over ten years with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), most recently as Director of that agency’s Street Use Division.  He has learned the intricacies of a complex regulatory environment, advanced legislative reforms and worked to establish partnerships with many different interest groups affected by SDOT actions.  Brian takes great pride in successfully bringing together local residents, businesses and advocacy groups to develop and execute a plan for uses of Seattle shoreline property.

Prior to his role with the Seattle Department of Transportation, Brian served as Business and Operations Manager for the Family and Adult Service Center, a Seattle nonprofit homeless shelter.

Brian, his wife, Hannah and their four-year old son, Felix, have recently relocated to Burgar Street in Twisp.   He recently took time out from a busy move to complete the Sunflower Relay Marathon.

Brian joins Lorah Super, Program Director and Raechel Youngberg, Communications Intern, on the MVCC staff.

 

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