Meet Your City Council Members
The seven member City Council is elected at-large to serve four-year terms. The City Council elects a mayor and deputy mayor from the Council to serve two-year terms.
Photos and bios coming soon.
- Kate Dexter
- Navarra Carr
- Mike French
- Charlie McCaughan
- Brendan Meyer
- LaTrisha Suggs
- Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin
Kate Dexter, Mayor
Kate Dexter has been a resident of Port Angeles for 12 years. Kate moved to Port Angeles from 2001 to 2003 and moved back again with her family in 2012. Kate grew up in Seattle and has always loved the Northwest. She earned a BA in history and public service at Albion College, Albion, MI, and moved back for graduate school at University of Washington where she earned her Master of Public Administration. When she is not doing council work, Kate is a Program Specialist in the nursing department at Peninsula College. Kate enjoys spending time outside, treasure hunting at Estate Sales and thrift shops, and is always up for a game of pickleball with friends.
Council Position #4 January 2022 to December 2025
Navarra Carr, Council member
Navarra Carr has a passion for politics and public service, having received a Bachelor of Arts from Sacramento State University in philosophy, with a concentration in ethics, politics, & law. Prior to moving to Port Angeles, Navarra served two years in AmeriCorps, as a literacy tutor for migrant students and at a nonprofit providing services to low income and houseless people. Navarra has worked in the nonprofit sector ever since, currently working as an office manager. In Navarra’s free time, you can find her sailing in the Port Angeles harbor, shell fishing, biking the ODT, and hiking in the Olympics.
Council Position #6 January 2020 to December 2023
Mike French, Council member
Mike French was born and raised in Port Angeles, and graduated from Peninsula College and Central Washington University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music. He owns and operates a restaurant downtown, and is actively involved in the local business community, serving on the board of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Karissa have two young boys, and Mike has been the Vice President of the Hamilton Elementary PTO for over two years.
Mike is passionate about the local artistic community, and both he and his wife have performed in the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, as well as many local musical theatre productions.
Mike is an active member of the Port Angeles Business Association, Port Angeles Downtown Association, and serves on the board of Volunteers in Medicine in the Olympics.
Council position #2 January 2022 to December 2025
Charlie McCaughan, Council member
Charlie is originally from Long Beach, MS where he began his 42-year career in the electrical industry with All-Phase Electric in 1978. He has lived on the Olympic Peninsula since 1994. He became a resident of Port Angeles in 2001 when he married his wife Melanie. They both love living in this area and often take advantage of the great outdoors through hiking, camping, backpacking and walking their two dogs all around the Peninsula.
As a member of Port Angeles City Council, Charlie is proud to have a voice in our local government. He also serves on the Board of Commissioners for Shore Aquatic Center.
Charlie was employed by the City of Port Angeles and worked in Light Operations from 2004-2008.
Charlie has worked for PUD # 1 of Clallam County since 2008 as the Procurement & Facilities Supervisor. In this position he oversees District purchases, administration of environmental compliance, and works with many local contractors constructing, maintaining and repairing PUD facilities throughout the District. He hopes to bring his municipal operations experience to the Council as Port Angeles turns the corner into a promising future of change.
Council Position #5 January 2020 to December 2023
Brendan Meyer, Deputy Mayor
Bio coming soon
Council Position #7 January 2020 to December 2023
LaTrisha Suggs, Council member
LaTrisha Suggs’ great-grandmother, grandmother and mother were all born in Port Angeles. She is a Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Citizen (Cook-Kardonsky Family) and her ties to this community are generational. Council Member Suggs is the first enrolled Native American to serve on the City of Port Angeles Council. Her interests extend to serving her family, Tribal community, and the Port Angeles community by giving back by time.
Council member Suggs graduated from Western Washington University/Huxley program with an Environmental Policy and Planning degree. Prior to that, she graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1989 and attended Peninsula College.
Council member Suggs currently works for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe as the Restoration Planner, and prior to that she worked for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe as Assistant Director for the Elwha River Restoration Office. Her background is in restoration planning, contract development/negotiations/implementation, environmental policy/planning, and Tribal governments.
For the City of Port Angeles, Council member Suggs serves on the William Shore Memorial Pool Board, Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and the Clallam County Marine Resources Committee.
Council member Suggs is the mother of three amazing children, who range from 29 years to 11 years old. She is the grandmother of two amazing grandsons.
Council Position #1 January 2022 to December 2025
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin, Council member
Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin works as a lawyer, focusing on constitutional law issues of government authority and accountability. He earned a J.D. summa cum laude from Gonzaga University, and is licensed to practice law in Washington State Courts, as well as the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern District of Washington, and Western District of Washington.
Previously, Councilmember Schromen-Wawrin earned a B.A. from Oberlin College, studying systems ecology, environmental studies, and chemistry.
He worked as a field science educator for over seven years, including one year as an AmericCorp volunteer.
Councilmember Schromen-Wawrin was born and raised in Port Angeles, and attended Hamilton Elementary School, Stevens Middle School, and Port Angeles High School.
The people of Port Angeles elected Councilmember Schromen-Wawrin in November 2017; he began his term on the Council in January 2018.
Council Position #3 January 2022 to December 2025