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Meet the Planning Commission

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COMMISSIONER Janelle Callahan

Janelle Callahan was appointed to the Planning Commission in April 2020. She is a co-founder and principal consultant for the Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement, a division of CPS HR Consulting, a self-supported public agency based in California. Previously, she was with the Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit focused on the federal government workforce. Janelle conducts opinion research projects and advises government leaders. She has degrees in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County – UMBC (M.A.) and Denison University (B.A.).

 

Janelle is originally from Ohio and lived in the Baltimore, M.D. /Washington, D.C. area for many years before moving to Washington state. Since 2014, she has been a resident of the Ridgecrest neighborhood with her husband and twin sons. She completed Shoreline’s CityWise program, as well as the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, and she is a member of the Ridgecrest PTA. She looks forward to contributing to the Planning Commission and serving the citizens of Shoreline.

 

Janelle's first term will end in 2024.

Commissioner Andy Galuska

Andy is a lifelong resident of Western Washington who moved to Shoreline in 2011. He currently lives in the Meridian Park Neighborhood with his wife and three children. Professionally he has worked in the land use planning field his entire professional career working as a planner for several jurisdictions throughout the region including Lake Forest Park, Lake Stevens, and Snohomish County. Currently he is the Planning Director for the City of Sultan. He is honored to have the opportunity to give back to the community he is lucky enough to be a part of.

 

Andy's first term on the Planning Commission will expire in 2024.

COMMISSIONER Jack Malek

Jack Malek was appointed to the Planning Commission in April 2014. Jack, his wife Nancy, and son Sam are 13 year residents of Richmond Beach. He is a Realtor with the Windermere Shoreline office and was formerly a Physician’s Assistant. He grew up in the southwest and attended graduate school on the east coast. He climbed Mount Rainier in 1995 and fell in love with Washington. Jack has served six years on the Richmond Beach Community Association's Board, is past President of the Council of Neighborhoods, and serves on the Windermere Standards of Practice Board.

 

 Jack's second term on the Planning Commission will expire in 2022. 

COMMISSIONER Julius Rwamashongye

Julius Rwamashongye was appointed to the Planning Commission in February of 2020. Julius and his wife Joan have three children, Alex, Allyn and Andrew.

Julius currently serves as the Director of Capital Projects for the Seattle Department of Transportation, where he oversees all aspects of Project Management, Design Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Management, Consultant Contracting, Right of way and Real property management, for the Capital Projects Division. He is a proud Husky, with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda.

During his 20 years working at the City of Seattle he has worked on the Construction of roadway resurfacing and reconstruction, pedestrian walkways, Retaining Walls, drainage and solid waste structures and appurtenances, and seismic retrofitting of bridges and roadway structures.

Julius is proud to have served on Shorelines first Major Capital Project on Aurora phase 1- From N145 to N155 where he provided oversight for the installation of the Watermain as the Resident Engineer (Seattle Public Utilities).

 

Julius's first term on the Planning Commission will expire in 2024.

Commissioner Pam Sager

Pam Sager was appointed to the Planning Commission in April of 2020. Pam grew up in Shoreline, attending Shoreline public schools. She currently lives in the Briarcrest neighborhood with her wife and 2 cats.

 

Pam is a regular attendee of the Briarcrest neighborhood meetings and is a member of the Briarcrest Emergency Preparedness committee. She graduated from CityWise and completed her CERT training in 2019.

 

Pam spent the first 16 years of her working life as a teaching assistant in special education classrooms in the Shoreline and Bellevue school districts and as an attendant counselor at Fircrest School. She then discovered Land Surveying and is currently the co-owner of a Land Survey company here in Shoreline.

 

Pam is excited to be a part of the Planning Commission!

 

Pam's first term on the Planning Commission will expire in 2024.

COMMISSIONER Mei-shiou Lin

Mei-shiou Lin was appointed to the Planning Commission in April, 2018. She was born and raised in Taiwan, and came to the United State for her graduate education in landscape architecture. She has been practicing in the field ever since. Currently Mei-shiou is employed by the Washington State Department of Transportation. She is fortunate to have lived and worked on Taiwan, China, and the United States in both large cities and rural communities. She is constantly intrigued by the great influences that the natural and man-made environments have on people’s happiness and daily lives.

 

Mei-shiou and her family have lived in the Richmond Highland area since 1997. She believes active involvement builds strong communities. She is excited to bring her expertise to serve the community in which she lives, and to help promote a future where all will experience the benefits of responsible land planning and healthy growth.

 

Mei-shiou enjoys hiking, gardening and a table of good food. Her interests in soil and water stewardship lead her to work with the Tilth Alliance in many urban farm building and wetland restorations.

 

Mei-shiou's first term will end in 2022. 

 

commissioner Laura Mork

 

Laura Mork was appointed to the Planning Commission in September of 2014.  She was born long enough ago that there was a hospital at Northgate Mall, in Seattle, but has moved all over the country. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington, has worked in various industries with a focus on Facilities Management, Energy Conservation, and Environmental Compliance.

 

She has lived in the Hillwood neighborhood of Shoreline since 1996. Her two children graduated from the Shoreline School District.

 

Laura and her husband enjoy hiking in our beautiful Pacific NW, and walking about in our parks and neighborhoods.  She believes in the importance of community, and is currently a Ronald Wastewater Commissioner and has served on various local boards; a youth symphony, PTA, and in a home owners association in Whatcom county. She was a loaned campaign executive for United Way.  She loves to read, and tries to garden.

 

Laura's second term on the Planning Commission will expire in 2022.