Dale Paris, Commissioner

Dale Paris was appointed to the position of board president in January 2014. Paris previously held the position of board secretary from January 2012 to December 2013. His tenure on the board began in August 2009. Paris was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and arrived in Moses Lake when his father was stationed at Larson Air Force Base in 1960. He received bachelor of arts degrees in business administration–personnel management (1974) and professional accounting (1989), both from Eastern Washington University.

Paris worked 30 years for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, retiring in 2008. He held positions as auditor, regional audit supervisor, litigation specialist and legal manager for the department. Paris has also served in the Washington Air National Guard; owned a retail boat business; and volunteered in various capacities with the Moses Lake Youth Soccer Association, Pelican Point Homeowners Association and Moses Lake Alliance Church.

Paris and his wife, Patti, were married in 1973 and have 1 son, Tyler. They enjoy backpacking, skiing, climbing and most other outdoor activities.


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