Beth Pratt - Executive Director
Beth comes to the Chamber after more than 14 years of working in the senior long-term care world. In 2012, Beth was an enthusiastic early member of the Sequim Community Orchestra, joining the board within the first few months and taking on the board presidency for three and a half years. Beth moved into marketing and admissions after leaving The Lodge. She has written for Compass & Clock magazine, been a guest speaker about retirement and assisted living communities for several service organizations and senior fairs and is involved in many fundraising events with the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, serving on committees for the Festival of Trees, Harvest of Hope, and Red, Set GO.
Melanie Sands - Finance & Office Manager
Melanie moved to Sequim 6 years ago, after a 30-year career in Human Resources and Hospitality, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There she gained extensive experience in hiring, payroll, employee benefits and policy development. She has been with the Chamber, for over 6 years, which has also included bookkeeping for the Irrigation Festival and the Shiso Sister City Association. She is married with 3 grown daughters, 3 grandchildren and 5 grand dogs. Melanie enjoys the climate of Sequim, which allows for a large garden, and spending time with friends and family.
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Nancy Merrigan - Membership Coordinator
Nancy joined the staff after a long history of supporting the Chamber as both a board member and the chair of the Ambassador Team.
Visitor Center Volunteers
Our volunteers staff the Visitor & Information Center - welcoming tourists, new residents, and folks seeking information about all things Sequim. They answer phones, make recommendations on the best local spots, give advise on where to find information, and all in all share the welcoming and friendly spirit of our town. Many of our volunteers first came here as visitors and are eager to share their experience with more people coming to Sequim. We are always looking for more smiling faces to join us! If you are interested contact our office manager and complete the application below.
Our ambassadors are a group of business leaders and community members who help us highlight the successes of our local businesses, celebrate milestones and achievements, and overall bring a positive spirit to festivals and events across town. They are always ready to bring the big purple ribbon and scissors to ceremonially open any event or location! To participate contact our Membership Manager and we will put you in touch with the committee chair.
Community Volunteer Efforts
Our fearless weed patrol leader Emily Westcott coordinates community service workers, volunteers and concerned citizens to make sure that Sequim looks beautiful year round. You can often see these folks cleaning up vacant properties, hanging christmas lights, and Emily even spearheads the summer flower basket program each year. If you want to help keep Sequim beautiful contact our office manager and we will get you involved with this program. As Emily says "We don't do weeds here".
In addition to town beautification, Emily coordinates the Flower Basket Program, Holiday Lights, and Community Service Hours.