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City Council Endorsement Announcement

City Council Candidates 

Today the Board of Directors of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce announced the results of its interviews with candidates for election to the Yakima City Council.

All council candidates were invited to be interviewed about their experience and priorities, though not all chose to participate. Based on a series of business friendly questions, candidates were evaluated on their support for the Chamber's policy goals and their commitment to promoting Yakima as a great place to do business.

Based on these interviews the Chamber Board has concluded the following candidates are business-friendly choices:

Ms. Patricia Byers, Candidate for District 3  - Patricia Byers is an active Chamber member and volunteer, and a psychologist who has run a private practice in Yakima. In addition to her business and professional activities, she also serves as Chair of the Yakima Planning Commission.

Ms. Soneya Lund, Candidate for District 5 - Soneya Lund's experience starting a salon in downtown Yakima has given her first-hand experience with the challenges facing businesses in our community, and a desire to make the city a more attractive place to do business.

The Chamber has nearly 800 business partners and is governed by a board of directors. The professional Chamber staff works on the following programs: Government Relations, Business-to-Business Marketing, Professional Development and Business Seminars, Employee Benefits and Awards and Recognition. Contact Verlynn Best (248-2021) for any questions.

Posted October 28, 2019


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Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce
10 North 9th Street • Yakima WA 98901
Phone (509) 248-2021