2020 Board of Directors & Volunteers:


Chamber President

Bachelor of Science Degree, major in Animal Sciences and minor in Political Science from Washington State University - Pullman.  Received WSU President's Award for Leadership for significant leadership contributions to the University, Pullman Community, and WSU Students & Administration.  Graduated from Kiona-Benton City High School as the first four-year ASB Officer in KBHS history.  Dakota was born and raised in Benton City. He is employed as a Community Outreach Coordinator and Veterinary Assistant for Sunrise Veterinary Clinic in Benton City.  Stop by the Chamber office on Wednesday's from 10am-3pm to meet Dakota or email him at president@bentoncitychamber.org.



Chamber Secretary

Degree in accounting and data processing, as well as Real Estate Finance.  Worked for Equifax Credit Bureau and produced mortgage credit reports, mortgage loads annuity and security loans and bonds and securities purchases for various mortgage companies and security brokers.  Retired as Finance manager from Homeboys Manufactured Homes in Spokane.  Chamber member since 2014.  You can contact Pam by email at secretary@bentoncitychamber.org.


Director of Public Relations

Attended Skagit Valley College focusing on Business Management.  Has several years of experience with Graphic Design, Web page Design, Public Relations and Marketing.  Windy volunteers throughout our community in various aspects.  Currently owns & manages a live news forum within Benton City, for Benton City Community members.  Currently manages all social media and website marketing, creates all the Chamber flyers and designs and produces the weekly newsletter.  Chamber member since 2018.  You can contact Windy by email at bentoncitychamber@gmail.com.


Property Maintenance Director

Chris has been a Tri-Cities resident for most of his life.  Graduating from Riverview High School in Finley.  He is married to Pam Mercer and between them they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.  They enjoy traveling and watching the Seahawks and the Mariners.  Chris retired from Hanford where he was a machine shop tool crib attendant.  He has been a Chamber member since 2016 and Maintenance Director since 2017. 


Chamber Vice President

Graduated from Business Computer Training Institute in Portland, OR.  More than 20 years experience in Business Management.  Managed Dental Offices for 15 years.   Worked for RGI Corporation as Grant Evaluator and Research Specialist for Public Schools and Educational Service Districts, Non-Profit and Community-Based Organizations, Federal and State Government entities and Tribal Government.  Currently Own Norma Mendoza Insurance Agency (Farmers Insurance) in West Richland.  You can contact Norma by email at vp@bentoncitychamber.org.


Chamber Treasurer

30-plus years experience operating small business, including 13 years as a licensed daycare provider, and most recently, 19 years as a soap maker. Moved to Benton City in 2010 with my husband and menagerie of dogs and cats (mostly rescues) and adopted chickens just for fun. Avid animal welfare advocate, and supporter of several local animal rescues, shelters and providers. Strong supporter of local businesses (especially small, women- and family-owned), and community programs and events. Chamber member since 2018. You can contact Kerry by email at treasurer@bentoncitychamber.org.



Member at Large

Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Physical Therapy CA State University and Certificate of Veterinary Medicine and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Physical Therapy.  Registered Physical Therapist and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner licensed to practice PT in WA and MO.  Owns and operates Sirius Therapeutics, LLC.  Clinical skill specialization treating neurological, orthopedic and pain diagnoses for the geriatric population.  Chamber member since 2018.  You can contact Cheri by email at MAL@bentoncitychamber.org.


Front Office Volunteers

Elaine Coates - Office Administrator 


If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us today! We are always seeking new volunteers and can find something that fits your talents and our needs!


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