Meet Nathan

‚ÄčNathan Howard lives in Coupeville with his wife and four young children. He has worked in government at the national, regional, and local levels since 2006. He worked for Island County as a long-range planner and during that time served as the AFSCME Local 1845 Union President, successfully negotiating two union contracts. Nathan is a combat veteran, having honorably served two tours in Afghanistan as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician. He currently is a transportation planner for Snohomish County, working to make the county more walkable and bikeable. Nathan attended the University of Washington where he earned degrees in community engagement and facilitation, and infrastructure planning and management. Nathan is an active part of the Coupeville community, volunteering regularly for local organizations and activists groups.

Work Experience

  • 2018 to present - Snohomish County - Transportation Planning

  • 2015 to 2018 - Island County - Long Range Planning

  • 2015 - Delaware Valley Regional Planning Council - Transportation Planning

  • 2013 to 2014 - King County - Green Building Support

  • 2006 to 2012 - United States Air Force - Explosive Ordnance Disposal

  • 2004 to 2006 - Starbucks Coffee Co - Shift Supervising

  • 2003 - Borderland Construction - Road Grader Assistance

  • 2001 to 2003 - Sodex-ho/Marriott - Catering

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Education

  • Masters of Infrastructure Planning and Management; University of Washington

  • Bachelors of Community, Environment, and Planning; University of Washington

 

Other Relevant Training/Certifications

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) - Expired

  • Combat Life Saver (CLS) - Expired

  • Emergency Management Technician (EMT) - Expired

 

Awards/Recognition

  • 2017 - Employee of the Month - Island County

  • 2012 - Air Force Commendation Medal

  • 2010 - Nominated for Airman of the Year for McChord Air Force Base

  • 2010 - Airman of the Year for both 627 Air Base Group and 627 Civil Engineer Squadron

  • 2010 - Army Commendation Medal

  • 2010 - Air Force Achievement Medal

  • 2010 - Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal

  • 2008 - Army Commendation Medal

  • 2008 - Air Force Combat Action Medal

 

Community Service

  • 2019 to present - Treasurer, Young Democrats of Island County

  • 2018 to present - Treasurer, Local Scouts BSA Troop

  • 2016 to present - Unit Popcorn Kernel (unit fundraising chair), Local Cub Scouts

  • 2016 to 2018 - President/Vice-President, AFSCME Local 1845 (Island County Labor Union)

  • 2017 to 2018 - District Popcorn Kernel (district fundraising chair), Mount Baker Council (Scouts BSA)

  • 2013 to 2014 - Member, CEP Academic Program Policy Committee (University of Washington)

  • 2012 to 2013 - Founding Member, CEP Fundraising Committee, (University of Washington)

  • 2011 to 2013 - Secretary, Board of Trustees, Light for Life Church

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Committee to Elect Nathan Howard

Island County Commissioner District 1 (D)

PO Box 1114, Coupeville, WA 98239

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