Downtown Pasco Development Authority is led by an seven-person Board of Directors and 10 Liaison/Ex-Officio Members from key partner organizations.

DPDA board meetings occur the third Thursday of each month at 4:00pm in the DPDA Conference Room (403 W. Lewis St., Suite A – inside the Post Office on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Lewis Street).  

Board of Directors

Jacob Gonzalez, President
Mike Miller, Treasurer
Martin Valadez, Secretary
Rolando Rodriguez
Sean Gehlen
Ofelia Ochoa
Vacant Position

We have one vacancy on the board of directors. If you’d like to apply for this position, please visit the Boards and Commissions Section of the City of Pasco’s Website.

DPDA Staff

Luke Hallowell, Executive Director:

With a strong desire to make his community a great place to live, Luke works hard every day to help love the DPDA mission to make Downtown Pasco a Center for Culture, Business and Community Spirit. Luke brings lots of non-profit and resource development experience and has a deep commitment to the success of the businesses that serve the downtown area.

Pasco Farmers Market Director:

We’re in the process of hiring a new Director! Check back soon!

Marilou Shea, Pasco Specialty Kitchen Director:

Bringing a new approach the Pasco Specialty Kitchen, Marilou is determined to help the businesses in our small incubator become successful. Having extensive marketing experience and a unique ability to see beyond the glass ceiling, Marilou brings a fierce energy to the kitchen that inspires people to be their best. “I feel that success is in the details. My hope is to teach our businesses a new way to approach their business and allow them to explore their dreams and successes.”

DPDA Leadership

Additional Information

The DPDA’s Board of Directors are selected by Pasco City Council through an official application, interview, and appointment process.

Apply to be a Director:
The Board Application can be found on the City of Pasco’s website (www.pasco-wa.gov). Click on “How Do I?”, then “Apply For”, then “Boards & Commissions.”  Next, click on “Boards and Commissions Application.”

Serve in another volunteer capacity:
The DPDA has four volunteer committees, all of which welcome new members. These include Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring, which you can learn more about on our Main Street page. Numerous other volunteer opportunities are also available (events, projects, photography, etc). Contact us to find out how you can get involved!

For more information, email lhallowell@downtownpasco.com.