Board of Commissioners

Floyd Rogalski, President

Floyd Rogalski has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2002.  Before his retirement in 2007, Floyd held multiple positions during his 37-year career with the U.S. Forest Service.

In addition to his work with KCPHD #2, Floyd is a member of the Polish National Alliance of North America, St. Michael the Archangel Society, and Lodge #685, Cle Elum. He enjoys playing music, fishing, traveling, and gardening.  

 

Melissa Becker

Melissa was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in March 2019.

With 20 years in the corporate financial world and thirteen years teaching finance and accounting at Central Washington University, Melissa also has a long history of philanthropic work with Upper Kittitas County Dollars for Scholars and the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District.  She has served as Race Director for The Runner Stumbles, benefiting the Cle Elum Kiwanis.

 

 Fred Benjamin

Fred Benjamin was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in March 2014.  He is a lifelong resident of Kittitas County who recently retired from a 34-year career with the Washington State Department of Transportation.

In addition to his career with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Fred acted as a volunteer with the Cle Elum Fire Department from 1975 through 2011. 

Fred enjoys fly fishing, camping, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

 

Kevin Nicholson

 Kevin Nicholson was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in April 2015. He is a lifelong resident of Kittitas County and graduated from Cle Elum-Roslyn High School.

Kevin has served as a volunteer of the Cle Elum Fire Department and has acted as a first responder and an emergency medical technician. He holds an associate's degree in nursing from Spokane Community College and has worked as a registered nurse in an acute care setting.

 

Hartwig Vatheuer

Hartwig Vatheuer is a very active member of the community and has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2002.  In addition, he is inolved with the Cle Elum Kiwanis Club, The Foundation at Kittitas Valley Healthcare, the Kittitas County Cooperative Extension, and the Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee.  In addition to his community work, Hartwig enjoys landscaping, gardening, and listening to classical music.

Hartwig retired from a 23-year career in forest management in 1999.