Wenatchee chamber director leaving to take a job with Douglas County PUD

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The executive director of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce will be leaving to take a lobbying job with the Douglas County PUD.

Shiloh Burgess, who has led the chamber for more than eight years, will step down in November, according to a press release from the chamber.

In January, she will become the PUD’s manager of government affairs.

“The decision for my transition did not come easily as I am extremely proud of all that the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce’s staff, board, volunteers, and members have accomplished together,” Burgess said.

In her new role with the PUD, Burgess “will engage local, state, and federal policy makers to educate and advocate on behalf of Douglas PUD,” according to the press release.

The chamber said in the next few months they will be conducting a search to find a new executive director.

Burgess ran for Wenatchee mayor in 2011 but was defeated by current Mayor Frank Kuntz.