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Phillip Lemley  
City Council
Title: Mayor Pro Tem


Phillip LemleyTerm: Four years
Expires: December 31, 2015

Phillip Lemley was born in southwest Arkansas. Growing up in Little Rock, he attended the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. During that time, he served eight years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves (USMCR).

Phil moved to Richland, Washington, in 2002 from Denver, Colorado, after working and living all over the world. He even lived on a tropical island, Penang Island, off the coast of Malaysia, south of Thailand.

Bechtel National Inc. sent him to Richland as a part of the electrical engineering group designing the vitrificaiton (vit) plant for the Department of Energy (DOE). Phil has over 40 years’ experience in the communications industry including engineering, construction, project management, and multiple system ownership in the telephone and cable television industry.

At the vit plant, he was the responsible engineer for the plant-wide communications / security network and chaired two safety councils, numerous American Red Cross blood drives, three United Way campaigns and a Washington State Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway clean-up program. He retired in 2009.

His involvement in the City of Richland before being elected includes serving on the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee and as a commissioner on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

His service within the community includes actively serving with the Richland Police Department’s Volunteers in Police Service, Rotary Club of Richland, Executive Board of the Blue Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America, District Chairman of the Rattlesnake Ridge District of the Blue Mountain Council, First Tee of Columbia Basin Board of Directors and Board of Directors of the Tri-Cities Residential Services.

His liaison duties now include being on the board of directors of Tri-Cities Visitors and Convention Bureau, board of directors of Benton Franklin Community Action Committee, Port of Benton, Port of Kennewick, Richland Public Facilities District, Benton Franklin Good Roads Assn., Richland Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee, Richland Parks and Recreation Commission, Utility Advisory Committee, Benton Franklin Council of Governments and Transportation Partnership in Seattle.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 190
505 Swift Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352 

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