Debbie has been a member of WMCA since 2005. She has been active on many WMCA Committees, including Bylaws, Conference Planning, and was the Chair of the Clerks Handbook Update Committee. Debbie also served on the Executive Committee from 2010 – 2017, including a term as President in 2015.
The City Manager of Moses Lake described Debbie as an excellent communicator who is always willing to take on a leadership role. She consistently goes above and beyond her regular duties in identifying the needs of the City, and is willing to take on whatever is needed for the benefit of the City, even when that means an increase to her already full workload as Administrative Services Manager.
Debbie took on the development of the City’s Continuity of Operations Plan, which was fresh in everyone’s mind as a result of altered operations during COVID. She also took a leadership role in the update of the City’s Council Rules of Procedure, and worked with the Human Resources Department to develop a new Employee Handbook. When COVID shut down the Municipal Court, Debbie spearheaded the effort to revise and update the City’s agreement for services with the County in order to ensure that the City’s Municipal Court services could resume.
Moses Lake’s City Attorney says this about Debbie: “Debbie has been able to accomplish a tremendous amount of work for the City because of her amazing work ethic, task-oriented drive, ability to identify, prioritize, and organize the work of her department, and her dedication to the City and her work. She has deservedly earned the nicknames “energizer bunny” and “bird dog.”
When she’s not working hard for her jurisdiction, Debbie volunteers with two Sister City Groups and is currently training to be a volunteer with the Grant County Fire District.
Congratulations and thank you, Debbie, for your service to WMCA, your City, and your Community!