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Benton County Commissioners
County Website
Email formula for all county staff:
 
WA Open Records Law
Four-year terms of office
Write: Commissioners, Benton County Courthouse,
POB 190, Prosser, WA 99350
Phone: (509) 786-5600
FAX (509) 786-5625
 
 
Meetings: Each Monday, 9 a.m., Commissioneers room, third floor, Prosser Courthouse. Mary Lou Flores is in charge of all public records. Persons needing a full packet of materials (which commissioners get each meeting) need to ask Mary Lou for it.
 
In Kennewick: 736-3080
 County Commissioners (all elected)  
 
NAME: LEO BOWMAN
SALARY $77,391 / YEAR
ADDRESS: 230 SILVERWOOD CT
CIT/ST/ZIP: RICHLAND WA 99352
MAILING: 230 SILVERWOOD CT
CIT/ST/ZIP: RICHLAND WA 99352
TELEPHONE: (509) 946-4161
OFFICE NAME: COMMISSIONER
JURISDICTION: BENTON COUNTY
POS/DIST: DIST 1
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
TERM: 4 YEAR
DATE ELECTED: 11/07/00
TERM EXPIRES: 12/31/04
 
NAME: MAX E BENITZ JR
SALARY $77,391 / YEAR
ADDRESS: 160103 W BYRON RD
CIT/ST/ZIP: PROSSER WA 99350
MAILING: 160103 W BYRON RD
CIT/ST/ZIP: PROSSER WA 99350
TELEPHONE: (509) 786-2192
OFFICE NAME: COMMISSIONER
JURISDICTION: BENTON COUNTY
POS/DIST: DIST 2
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
TERM: 4 YEAR
DATE ELECTED: 11/05/02
TERM EXPIRES: 12/31/06
 
 
NAME: CLAUDE L. OLIVER
SALARY $77,391 / YEAR
ADDRESS: 1837 W 12TH AVE
CIT/ST/ZIP: KENNEWICK WA 99337
MAILING: 1837 W 12TH AVE
CIT/ST/ZIP: KENNEWICK WA 99337
TELEPHONE: (509) 586-4585
OFFICE NAME: COMMISSIONER
JURISDICTION: BENTON COUNTY
POS/DIST: DIST 3
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
TERM: 4 YEAR
DATE ELECTED: 11/07/

Commissioners, Staff, Salaries
 

BALLEW, GARY---DEPUTY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR---61176.00---29.41

BENITZ JR, MAX---COUNTY COMMISSIONER---$77391.00---$37.21
BOWMAN, LEO---COUNTY COMMISSIONER---$77391.00---$37.21
CABBAGE, JERILYNN---CLERK TO THE BOARD---$23892.00---$22.97 (?)
FYALL, ADAM---COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORD---45000.00---21.63
GILES, JODI---ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY/---$41640.00---$20.02
KIELTY, LORETTA---OPERATIONS/FINANCIAL ANALYST---$47928.00---$23.04
MCKENZIE, CAMI---CLERK TO THE BOARD---$20118.00---$19.34
OLIVER, CLAUDE---COUNTY COMMISSIONER---$77391.00---$37.21
SPARKS, DAVID---COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR---$87060.00---$41.86
Other elected county officials:
 
Click underlined to go to each elected official's page to see staff, salary listings:  
Assessor: Barbara Wagner
(509) 786-2046
Auditor: Bobbie Gagner (Handles county payroll) (Mary Lou Flores)
(509) 786-5620
Clerk: E. Kay Bacca-Staples
(509) 786-5624
Coroner: Floyd E. Johnson
(509) 786-2720
Prosecuting Atty: Andy Miller
(509) 786-5608/786-5621 (Kennewick also 735-3591)
Sheriff: Larry A. Taylor
(509) 786-2112/786-5605 (Kennewick)
Treasurer: Duane A. Davidson
(509) 786-2255
 Non-elected officials, programs
 (Names, salaries of larger departments on other YVN pages; smaller-department names on this page)
BENTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
Administration, 506 McKenzie, Richland, Larry Jecha, MD 943-2614
Environmental Svcs., 800 W. Canal Drive, Kennewick, WA 99336, Fred Jamison, Adm 582-7761
Public Services, 310 7th Ave., Prosser, WA 99350 786-1633
(Staff not listed in record)
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION Reviews petitions of assessed property values on residential, commercial, farm, agricultural and open space.
POB 509, Prosser, WA ,786-5604, 786-3089, FAX 786-5625
• BATEMAN, LARRY---BOARD OF EQUALIZATION---0.00---65.00
• BROWN, PEGGY---CLERK TO THE BOARD---0.00---13.60
• OLANDER, DALE---BOARD OF EQUALIZATION---0.00---65.00
• OSBORNE, JOSEPH---BOARD OF EQUALIZATION---0.00---65.00
BUILDING DEPT. Building and mobile home permits and inspections, zoning violations and county fire marshal.
5600-C West Canal Place, A105, Kennewick, WA 99336, 735-3500 Ext. 2610, 786-5622,
FAX 736-2732
Terry Marden, Director (See Under Planning Dept.)
WSUICO-OP EXTENSION Information and education programs.
1121 Dudley Ave., Prosser, WA 99350, 786-5609, FAX 786-5525
5600-E West Canal Place, A104, Kennewick WA 99336 735-3551, Ext. 2609, FAX 736-2731
(Master Gardener 736-2726, Ext. 2726
Jack Watson, Chairman
GIS (Geographic Information Systems DEPT.: Provides mapping, spacial data as well as spacial analysis. (509) 786-5485, FAX 786-5486
POB 110, Prosser, WA 99350
• Mary Phillips, Manager , Salary 48,900.00 and 23.51/hr.
• Florinda Paez, GIS Tech, Salary $37,560; or $18.06/hr
CENTRAL SVCS. Information technology support, services and telephone system.
POB 608, Prosser, WA, 99350 786-5603 Ex 5603, 736-3083; FAXes 786-5601, 736-2737
Randy Reid, Manager
FACILITIES & PARKS Maintain County buildings and County-owned parks
7320 w. Quinault, Kennewick, WA 99336 Phone 783-3118, Ext. 2585, FAX 736-2708
Susan Tanska, Director
TWO RIVERS PARK, Finley Rd., Kennewick, WA 582-5718
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES : (Benton/Frnklin Counties) Contact management for mental health, drug and alcohol agencies, etc. 783-5282 Ext. 3346, FAX 783-5981
2624 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA , Dave Hopper, Director
PUBLIC WORKS County road maintenance, road and bridge construction, County Road Right of Way Records. Storage and copying of all recorded subdivisions and County maps. Equipment maintenance and vehicle rental.
POB 1001, Prosser, WA 99350-0954, 786-5611, 736-3084, FAX 786-5027
Area 1 Shop, 1430 Sheridan Prosser 99350, FAX 786-3438
Road Maintenance 786-4810
Vehicle Maintanence 786-3663
Area 2 Shop 1709 S. Ely, Kennewick, FAX 582-2927
Road Maintenance 582-5007
Vehicle Maintenance 582-9072
Sign Shop 582-9152
Ross Dunfee, Director
JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER Juvenile Court issues, juvenile probation, juvenile detention center.
5606 W. Canal Place, A106, Kennewick, WA 99336, 783-2151 Ex 2000, 786-5607, FAX 736-2728
Sharon Paradis, Administrator
PERSONNEL RESOURCES An administrative department of the County concerned with applicant, employee and general human resource matters.
7320 W. Quinault, Kennewick, WA 99336, 737-2777 Ex 2777, 786-5626, FAX 737-2778
Rita Korenkiewicz, Office Mgr.
PLANNING DEPT. County addressing system. Land development issues, comprehensive plan, long plats, short plats, etc. Land zoning, shorelines management.
1002 Dudley Ave., Prosser, WA 99350, 786-5612, 736-3086, FAX 786-5629
Terry Marden, Director
SOLID WASTE: Disposal of recyclable and hazardous material. Creates and administers recycling programs within Benton County, coordinates programs with cities, schools, etc.
POB 110, Prosser, WA 99350, 786-5611, 736-3084, FAX 786-5627
Bill Henager, Manager, Salary $58.092.00---$27.83hr.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT : Hanford issues, Natural Resource, Planning and Economic Development.
7320 w. Quinault, Kennewick, WA 99336, 736-3082 Ex 2492, 786-5600 Ex 5492, FAX 786-5625, FAX 736-2708
Gary Ballew,
Manager (See Under Commissioner Staff)
NOXIOUS WEEDS: Control of noxious weeds
POB 311, Prosser, WA 99350, 786-5626 and 1-800-200-2426 , FAX 786-6990
Marc Stairet, Coordinator
• BATES ALISON TEMPORARY HELP 0.00---8.50
• EINAN RUSSELL TEMPORARY HELP 0.00---8.50
• GEST EARL WEED INSPECTOR 11 22608.00---10.87
• JOHNSON MERLE WEED INSPECTOR 1 29184.00---14.03
• STAIRET MARC NOXIOUS WEED COORDINATOR 47520.00---22.85
• VOWELS SHARLENE WEED INSPECTOR 1 32352.00---15.55
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
651 Truman Ave., Richland, WA 99352, (509) 628-2600, FAX 628-2621
Lorlee Mizell, Director
Terry Hobbs, Deputy Director
(No staff listed in record)
FAIRGROUNDS POB "O", Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 586-9211 FAX 582-1894
• BROOKS RICHARD MAINTENANC SUPERVISOR 47784.00---22.97
• LIVERMORE RONALD GROUNDSKEEPER 29424.00---14.15
• RICHARDSON JACK GROUNDSKEEPER 37428.00---17.99
• STAPLES TRACY FAIRGROUNDS OFFICE MANAGER 30300.00---14.57
CRISIS RESPONSE UNIT (783-0500) / ASSESSMENT CENTER (735-2704)
2635 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336, FAX 783-9129
(No staff listed in record)
BENTON COUNTY JAIL 783-1451 Ext. 3289 and 786-5613, FAX 736-3054
7320 W. Quinault Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336
Capt. John Hodge, Administrator (See under Sheriff)
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
7320 W. Quinault Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336, 783-5580,
Dick McDowell, Sec'y/Examiner (Not listed in Record)
PEST BOARD Handles birds, bugs, inquisitive public
1121 Dudley Ave., Prosser, WA 99350 785-5612 Ex 5612, 736-3086, FAX 786-5525
 
• CURTIS 11 JAMES INSPECTOR 0.00---8.00
• WOLF FRANCIS PEST BOARD COORDINATOR 42492.00---20.43

Benton County Property Owners