Connie Beauvais is the elected Port Angeles Port Commissioner, District 3 (West) and was recently overwhelming re-elected to her second term by 64 percent of Clallam County voters.
Knowing water issues deeply and how they impact the Peninsula’s livelihood from shipping, commercial fishing to recreation, she manages and is the state-certified operator at the Crescent Water Association. She oversees all business and operations of the water system. The Crescent Water Association is the 22nd largest non-profit water system in the state, servicing nearly 1,000 customers.
Currently, Connie sits on WA Land’s Commissioner Hilary Franz twelve-person “Solutions Table”. In this role, she represents the timber industry and their interests in public land use policy.
Prior to becoming Port Commissioner and managing a water system, Connie owned and operated three successful businesses giving her the experience to understand what it takes to own a small business. In addition, Connie worked for four private businesses, three school districts, a university, and the federal government.
Connie’s community responsibilities stretch beyond her Port Commissioner’s office including sitting as Chair of the Clallam County Planning Commission, and serving on the Clallam County Charter Review Commission, the Crescent Community Advisory Council, and the Government Affairs Committee of the Port Angeles Business Association.
She has also served on the Clallam Economic Development Council as an Agriculture Representative and on the Crescent Water Association Board of Trustees.
Connie has lived in Joyce for the last 20 years, prior to that spent 12 years on the Aleutian Island of Adak, Alaska. She and Jim, her husband of 32 years, spend their “spare” time raising prize alpacas.