Talk about someone excited about Kalama! If you’ve been curious about our newest Councilmember Rosemary Siipola – get ready to be WOW’d. Rosemary is a bundle of energy. The City and City Council get the benefit of her education – Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education from the University of North Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Virginia – and her impressive work history. Rosemary has worked as a school teacher, for U.S. Senator John Melcher, was Executive Director of the Longview Downtown Development Association, also Senior Transportation Planner for the City of Portland, and she worked almost 19 years as the Transportation Planning Manager at Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments. Although now “retired,” Rosemary is Board Secretary of the Columbia Theatre; President of the Red Hat Thrift Store, a non-profit serving the Emergency Support Shelter and Parent Place; and a member of Envision Kalama.