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The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) Board is composed of 5 elected Commissioners elected to six-year staggered terms:

  • William Sehmel, term expires 2015
  • Todd Iverson, term expires 2013
  • Scott Junge, term expires 2015
  • Andrew Morrison, term expires 2017
  • Jon Ortgiesen, term expires 2013

William Sehmel
Occupation:  Real Estate and Construction Industries
Personal Information:  Three children and one grandchild.  Lifelong resident of the Gig Harbor area.
Community Involvement:  Active in park activities since 1992.  Member of PARCs, Peninsula Park and Recreation Council, and Friends of Homestead Park.  Worked on the current comprehensive plan of Gig Harbor.

Todd Iverson
Education:  Graduate of the University of Portland
Occupation:  Longshoreman at the Port of Tacoma
Personal Information:  Married.  Enjoys fishing, kayaking and traveling.  Todd is also co-founder of America In Solidarity, a worker's rights group based in Tacoma.

Scott Junge
Occupation:  Owner of Rosedale Gardens and Rosedale’s in Purdy.
Personal Information:  Married with four children.  Enjoys sports of all kinds, plays soccer and USTA tennis.  Coached for children’s soccer and basketball teams.  Also enjoys hiking and just being outdoors.
Community Involvement:  Member of Gig Harbor Rotary and past president.  Served two terms on the board for the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce.  Also served on the board for the Rosedale Community Center, as well as the Cultural Arts Commission, Friends of Homestead
                                         Park, and the YMCA Task Force.

Andrew Morrison
Education:  BA from UW, JD from the Seattle University School of Law.
Occupation:  Public Defender for Pierce County.
Personal Information:  Married with one child.
Community Involvement:  Secretary, Archdiocesan Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Western WA); Appointee, Pierce County Youth Violence Prevention Advisory Board; Assistant Coach, Peninsula High School Speech and Debate Team.

Jon Ortgiesen
Education:  BS in Landscape Architecture
Cal Poly, Pomona, California
Occupation:  Owner of Skate Parkitecture, design business.
Personal Information:  Married with two children.  Enjoys the outdoors and traveling to different countries, engaging in sport activities, and remodeling houses.