Commissioner District 2

Bob Bugert

Bob and his wife Carolyn have lived in the Greater Wenatchee Area since 1991, where they raised their three sons (Tom, Bill, and Alex).  Bob graduated from Washington State University

with a degree in Wildlife Biology and received his Master’s Degree in Fisheries Resources from the University of Idaho.

As the past Director of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, and his decade of service with the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office, Bob found common ground among unlikely partners to develop action-oriented, successful approaches to address some of our county’s challenging natural resource issues. Bob has a strong background in consensus building and collaborative efforts, and has extensive leadership experience. He has served as president or chairperson for nearly ten statewide or region-wide non-profits--on issues ranging from transportation to housing to climate change. Bob and Carolyn have been active in many endeavors that strengthen our community.

As Commissioner, Bob’s goals are to: 1) promote public-private partnerships that boost entrepreneurship and innovation; 2) build consensus for thoughtful growth while protecting our cherished landscapes; and 3) promote collaboration to grow our vibrant community; and 4) listen, engage, and respect all.