Kimberly Gentle

District 1 email:

Ms. Gentle is the first female Port of Pend Oreille Port Commissioner.  She resides in District 1 and is an energy professional with over 20 years experience.  Ms. Gentle has a background in economic development, executive leadership and management.  Ms. Gentle is an active volunteer within Pend Oreille County.  She grew up in the county and returned to her hometown of Newport, WA 8 years ago.  Additionally, she has experience in grant writing, management and corporate strategy.


Keith Peterson

District 2 email:

Mr. Peterson has been a resident of Pend Oreille County since 2008.  He enjoys spending time with his family and friends on the river, hunting, fishing, and enjoying all aspects of our county lifestyle.

Keith has been in the railroad industry for 24 years; his knowledge of rail operations is vital to the Port.



Ryan Kiss

District 3 email:

Mr. Kiss is a businessman residing in District 3.  He is a member of the Selkirk School District Board of Directors.  Mr. Kiss is a third generation Port Commissioner, following his father (Steve Kiss) and grandfather (Dave Garrett) on the Board of Commissioners.  Mr. Kiss has the business knowledge to assist with Port operations including budget experience and employment issues.